Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes
Genre: Historical fiction
This was such a frustrating mess of positives and negatives that it was difficult to decide between 2.5 and three stars. I eventually went with three stars because, despite all its issues, Ship of Brides was still an enjoyable read. Continue reading →
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday covers the most unique books I’ve ever read. Or, if we are choosing to be nit-picky with grammar, Top Ten Unique Books I have read, as “unique” cannot be modified by words like “most” and “very” since it already implies something that is singular, standing alone in it’s style or category.
Grammar aside, this list seems like a tall order and one that can be broadly interpreted. Does that mean top ten strangest books that I’ve read? Did I have to like the book? Is unique a good or a bad thing? I think I finally decided to boil it down to most unique books in terms of concept and/or characterization in books I’ve read in the past 3-4 years. So here we go. Continue reading →
This week’s question: What books were you required to read that you ended up loving?
As an English Literature major in college, I had a lot of required reading. As an English Literature major, I also enjoyed a large amount of them, but I chose a few of the more surprising ones. Continue reading →
Hunted by Megan Spooner
Genre: Fantasy, fairy tale retelling, YA
I have not read as genuinely delightful of a fairy tale retelling in years. Hunted follows in the hallowed tradition of Robin McKinley and Juliet Marillier, and I was immediately swept into the nostalgia of Spooner’s enchanted world.
Yeva, the youngest daughter of a wealthy merchant, longs for the solitude and magic of the forest, where she is free from the confines of society and can hunt as she pleases. When her father falls into financial ruin and then madness, disappearing into the forest in search of a mysterious “cunning beast,” Yeva has no choice but to follow him. When she finds a beast of nightmares looming over her father’s body in the snow, she swears vengeance on the creature who killed her father and that has now taken her captive to complete some mysterious test. Continue reading →
Since this is the first month I’m running my blog for real, I will do a recap for January-March 2017.
January: 5 books
February: 7 books
March: 7 books
I have read some very good books, some rather strange books, and some not so good books in the past three months. Here I will outline my top reads for each month as well as links to their reviews (if I posted one). Continue reading →
I was supposed to cover “top ten books I’ve read in one sitting” in this post, but it rapidly downgraded into a list of “some books I happened to read in one sitting” since they range from excellent, life changing reads to mind-numbingly terrible books. The common factor appears to be that I was trapped in some sort of enclosed space at the time that I happened to be reading that book with little else to do. Without further ado, I present the Top Ten Books I Read in One Sitting, or Some Books I Happened to Read in One Sitting. Continue reading →