My November #bookspin list. I'm very close to finishing two reading challenges (#booked2023 and #52bookclub23), so my focus this month is on books that will finish the last few prompts.
#bookspinbingo #doublebookspin @thearomaofbooks
I finished #52bookclub23 with these books for each prompt. Most of them I liked, some of them I just read to get rid of the prompt but in general it‘s been fun again and I enjoyed sharing suggestions with you and be inspired by your reviews. Here‘s to #52bookclub24!
Yeah well. I read it because it won the #NewberyMedal and I needed that to finish the #52bookclub23, but finishing that challenge was about the greatest satisfaction I got out of the book. Let‘s just say I‘m not a fan of YA and the teen drama just doesn‘t work me. I can see though why my daughter loved it.
#52bookclub23 #booked23 #highfantasy #gaslightfantasy @Cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @Deblovestoread @RaeLovesToRead @Bluebird @LeeRHarry @squirrelbrain @Cortg @MissHel @AshleyHoss820
#setinaworkplace #52bookclub23 @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain @Deblovestoread @RaeLovesToRead @LeeRHarry @Bluebird @BarbaraBB @AshleyHoss820 @MissHel
#2005 #192025 @Librarybelle
#roll100 #October @PuddleJumper
A slow burning novel that explores seventeenth-century China customs and religion. At the center of this is the work The Peony Pavilion, a real piece of writing that was deemed controversial in its time (how appropriate that I finished this at the start of Banned Books Week).
Peony as a character grows in the novel, covering obsessive love and sorrow and in a way redemption. I didn‘t particularly like her, but her journey of self-understanding ⬇️
Preston joins an exploration for La Ciudad Blanca, or the White City, in #Honduras that reportedly has riches beyond belief. What is discovered is quite amazing, with some moments of me squealing in disgust as Preston comes in close contact with reptiles and bugs.
It should be noted too that the methods used in this exploration raised a lot of controversy in the archaeology community - Preston does address this and gives his thoughts. ⬇️⬇️⬇️