This book was so incredibly funny. If Warm Bodies and Twilight had a really sarcastic baby, this would be it. Seriously, I highly recommend it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Full review posted here: http://novelnotions.net/2018/08/13/chemistry/
I‘m pretty sure this is my favorite book of all time. It‘s the book I recommend the most and think about the most. The portrayal of music in this book speaks to me on an incredibly deep level. I know there‘s a lot of disappointment out there regarding the length of time between books and the attitude of the author toward fans, but it is without a doubt worth reading anyway. Full review: http://novelnotions.net/2018/08/05/thenameofthewind/
I decided to come up with a Top 10 list of my favorite books of the year so far. These are a few of them, and you can see the rest of the list here: http://novelnotions.net/2018/08/01/celestestop10janthrujuly2018/ What are a few of your favorites so far?
This series continues to be fabulous. It blends so many of my favorite genres, the characters are insanely well developed, and the story is never predictable. Highly recommend. Full review here: http://novelnotions.net/2018/07/27/cityofblades/
I absolutely love this book. It was lovely and heartbreaking and profound. Wolas has such a beautiful way with words, and her character development is second to none. Full review here: http://novelnotions.net/2018/07/25/thefamilytabor/
Wow. This was so much better than I expected. It‘s not a book I ever intended to read, but when your grandmother shoves a book at you because she loved it so much it‘s really hard to turn it down. It was action-packed and engaging and well paced, and the main character was awesome. Full review here: http://novelnotions.net/2018/07/18/the-chemist/
Hands down one of the best books I‘ve ever read. Mystery, philosophy, horror, and fantasy all rolled into one. If you‘re a fan of stories where religion is a dominant theme, you should definitely check it out! You can read my full review here: http://novelnotions.net/2018/07/13/cityofstairs/
I loved the world building in this. Getting an urban fantasy story from a Native American perspective was wonderful. But I had a really hard time connecting to the characters, and I found the book unrelentingly dark. It had its pros and cons. Full review here: http://novelnotions.net/2018/07/11/trailoflightning/
I‘ve been taking a fantasy break for the past month or two, and I‘m super excited to dive back into my favorite genre. Up first: a trilogy that my friends have raved about that‘s been on my shelf for over a year. I‘ve heard is slow and philosophical and incredibly original. I‘m only a few chapters in, but I‘m loving it so far!
Hello friends! Sorry I‘ve been away for so long. I was busy building a new blog with a friend! This book had an interesting premise, but I had a bit of a hard time connecting with the characters. I loved what it had to say about art, though! You can read my full review on my new blog: http://novelnotions.net/2018/07/03/the-muse/
I decided to show off some of my children‘s books for #ShelfieSaturday, because I think it‘s a really pretty arrangement. I definitely made use of every square inch of space! 😅 #ReadingResolutions #June
Here‘s my tentative #JuneTBR and #AnticipatedJuneReads . Tentative because I‘m a super moody reader so everything is subject to change, especially the classics. I might substitute some of these for a few of the #GreatAmericanReads I haven‘t read yet. Tagged book is my most anticipated, and I‘m over halfway through both The Outsider and Christy already! #ReadingResolutions #June #JuneInBooks18
This book was stunning. The character development was above reproach and the prose was gorgeous. I‘m not always the biggest fan of retellings, but this one was incredible. Full review here: http://www.celestialmusings.org/?p=577
The books I‘m currently reading are so physically complementary. Aren‘t they lovely? And they‘re both great inside, as well!
2. It did. I really want to read: A Confederacy of Dunces; A Prayer for Owen Meany; Beloved; Bless Me, Ultima; Crime and Punishment; Dune; Gilead; The Institutionalist; The Joy Luck Club; Lonesome Dove; One Hundred Years of Solitude; Rebecca; and basically all of the other ones I haven‘t read. I also want to give The Color Purple a second chance!
3. Harry Potter, Narnia, The Stand, Jane Eyre #GARthoughts @Traci1
Sorry I haven‘t been around much lately, y‘all. I‘ve still been lurking, but life got crazy and I haven‘t had the energy to even attempt taking any pretty pics. I wanted to share this book, though. I‘ve been absolutely loving it. It‘s super educational, but also really fun to read. And the illustrations are adorable!
Hi there, Littens! I hate that I haven‘t had time to be more active in this lovely community, but I‘m finally getting the chance to snuggle in and read for a bit! Current read: my (very ugly) copy of The Shining. Really enjoying it so far! Also pictured: my incredibly spoiled little Luna dog.
I don't have a lot of #bookmerch, but what I do have tends to be Harry Potter or LotR related. The rest of my shelf decor is mostly from movie or tv fandoms. Also, LotR is my pick for #slowburn. So slow, in fact, that I've never made it more than halfway through The Two Towers even though I've started it at least three times. And I call myself a fantasy fan... 😔😅 #readingresolutions #janinbooks18
I can't think of any #disaster worse than Captain Trips. I'm also going to use it as my #recommendascifibook, even though I think that it really transcends genre. One of my very favorites. #readingresolutions #janinbooks18
Decided to get in on the #graphicnovelweeklongreadathon and the #speechbubblechallenge. I've randomly been in the mood for graphic novels and have read Monstress vol. 1, Paper Girls deluxe vol. 1, and Saga vol. 7 so far, and am almost finished with this one. It's a nice change! Thought this frame worked for #sidekickfromhell. Poor Green Arrow, having to put up with Harley... 😂😂
Sherlock is who immediately comes to mind when I think of #footprints. Also, I can't think of any series that has been more frequently adapted for #bookstosilverscreens. #readingresolutions #janinbooks18