Recently Read Books #10 | Parisian ghosts, fairy tales, and more

Time to talk about a few of the books I've read recently! One is an anthology, one is an ARC, one was a book club read, and one is a sequel. We've got some ratings all across the board here. Let's get into all of my thoughts! The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales edited by Dominik … Continue reading Recently Read Books #10 | Parisian ghosts, fairy tales, and more

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 … Continue reading Recently Read Books #9 | mythology retellings + amazing nonfiction

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, … Continue reading Recently Read Books #8 | new genres + a couple of disappointments

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

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

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 … Continue reading Recently Read Books #5 | shifting into summer mode

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

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. … Continue reading Recently Read Books #3 | rock bands, zombies, and more

Recently Read Books #2 | I want to ride a murder horse

Let's talk about five of the books I've read recently! My first recently read books post is here. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater “It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.” Content warnings: animal death Each November, carnivorous water horses called capaill uisce rise from the sea on the island … Continue reading Recently Read Books #2 | I want to ride a murder horse

Recently Read Books #1 | Austen in the 21st century, rap stars, and more

So this is the start of something new! No, I'm not talking to you, Troy. Usually, I write a few reviews each month and then talk about the rest of the books I read in my monthly wrap-ups. However, since it's pretty normal for me to read 10+ books in a month, all of which … Continue reading Recently Read Books #1 | Austen in the 21st century, rap stars, and more