there’s nothing I love more than reading spooky things around the holidays. first snow was yesterday, so this was the perfect time to read this graphic novel! I love this retelling — I can’t wait to watch the series on Netflix. anyone watch it yet? /// read for the @bookriot #readharder challenge: a comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
got to meet the effervescent and wonderful @marissameyerauthor at the @andersonsbookshop stop of her #archenemies tour!! I sure did have a fat #bookstack for her to sign ❤️❤️ also featured? how I lose my mind meeting authors 😂🙄
got this book a while ago from @prairiepathbooks & read it for the @bookriot #readharderchallenge — as a woman, this book was something that I needed to read...especially when it relates to how your language about yourself directly impacts those women around you.
what’s the cure for a rough week at work? books! I’ve been waiting to get some of these for months, so excited to dive into this #bookstack ! have you read any of these? are books also your go-to self care?
ooooh buddy, was this an intense read. I knew it was going to be dense, but it was such an emotional gut punch! I love reading works from authors of different countries because it allows me to gather more knowledge (#thirsty ) — this one opened my eyes to the Nigerian-Biafran War. I had no idea about this...at all. the before/during/after with multiple viewpoints was a powerful way to learn. /// read for the @bookriot #ReadHarder challenge: postcolonial literature
what a good book! I can’t wait to follow up with Muse of Nightmares. I loved that this was a romance, a story of trauma, and an adventure tale of magic all at the same time. I loved Lazlo & Sarai and can’t wait to see how they end up!
@andersonsbookshop does it again! loved getting to hear from @lainit about her writing process, her books, and more! she’s absolutely charming and didn’t even seem to mind when I said I’m only a third of the way done with Strange the Dreamer! 🙈
the @bookriot #readharder challenge really rested me this year — tasked with reading a book I didn’t like/didn’t finish in high school, I immediately knew which one I’d choose. I absolutely loathe The Scarlet Letter then...and strongly dislike it now. I enjoyed most of the books read in high school but this one was the outlier. well, having read it again...nothing’s changed too much — other than the relief that it’s over! ▪️▪️▪️
what assigned book in high school was your least favorite? have you tried rereading it as an adult?
here’s my current book setup! I recently moved and am still working on figuring out the best places for my books (there’s so many 😭) but here are the essentials! we’ve got my October TBR to the left, my @bookriot #ReadHarder completed in the middle, and the Read Harder books that need to get read by December 31st! woof.
“Anoshe was a word for strangers in the street, and lovers between meetings, for parents and children, friends and family. It softened the blow of leaving. Eased the strain of parting. A careful nod to the certainty of today, the mystery of tomorrow.”
this series has been an easy 5 star read — each installment pulls on the depth of the previous book, both with characters and plot. I have loved reading about Kell and Lila, Rhy and Luc...I am so sad that this series has ended but so thankful to have read it!
in a world where a lot has gone up in flames, the bright spot in my life was getting to meet one of my favorite authors, @veschwab, the master of morally ambiguous, complex, somehow lovable characters. I got eight books signed and somehow managed to not cry when meeting her. 🖤🖤 @andersonsbookshop
“There’s Dull London, Kell London, Creepy London, and Dead London,” she recited, ticking them off on her fingers. “See? I’m a fast learner.”
THIS BOOK THOUGH. I read it for the first time two years ago and loved it but haven’t gotten around to reading the whole series until now. CANNOT WAIT!! Lila Bard is everything, honestly.
do you love VE Schwab as much as I do??
so mystery is NOT my genre...but Bluebird, Bluebird worked for me! I loved the swampy atmosphere and the familiar characters. being a Texas girl, this book felt genuine. it examined race in an unapologetic manner — made me uncomfortable at times, but I couldn’t put it down. /// read for the @bookriot #readharderchallenge : mystery by an author of color/LGBTQI+