Recently Read Books #9 | mythology retellings + amazing nonfiction

I'm back with more mini reviews of books that I've read recently, including a few retellings of Greek mythology, a surprise nonfiction favorite, and more! Persephone by Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky, translated by Edward Gauvin goodreads | indiebound This graphic novel retelling of the Persephone myth from Greek mythology is set in a fantasy world that's divided …

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Recently Read Books #8 | new genres + a couple of disappointments

Back with more mini reviews on some books I've read recently! Many of these ended up being disappointments, sadly - which is why I ended up rereading the one that I rated 5 stars. Let's get into my thoughts on these books! Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison Content warnings: gore, mentions of rape, …

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Recently Read Books #7 | sequels, novellas, retellings, and more

I'm back to talk about five of the books I've read recently! I'm really happy that four of these books are rating four stars or more, with only one outlier. Hooray for finding awesome books! Now let's get into my thoughts. Damsel by Elana K. Arnold “This is how he likes me best ... when …

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Recently Read Books #6 | new books from old favorite authors

It's time for another update on some of the books I've read recently! Three of these are full sized novels, two are novellas, and one is a graphic novel. Of these books, three are from authors that I have previously loved in the past - namely, Alice Oseman and Victoria Schwab. They're not new books …

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Recently Read Books #5 | shifting into summer mode

I've been reading some summery books lately to get into the mood! Let's talk about five of the books I've read recently. To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer “I don't know why they try to sell smaller candy bars as being more fun than the bigger ones. That's just …

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Recently Read Books #4 | Greek mythology is determined to break my heart

Let's talk about five of the books I read toward the end of May and the beginning of June! The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig “Sometimes a person has to let go of something to take hold of something else.” Content warnings: drug addiction Nix grew up on the Temptation, a ship that can …

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Recently Read Books #3 | rock bands, zombies, and more

Let's talk about five of the books I've read recently! (Recently read book #1 and #2.) Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson “When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.” Content warnings: rape, self harm, suicidal thoughts This book follows Melinda, who is starting high school with no friends and no voice. …

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