Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
This book is by the same author as Uprooted which I read last year and really enjoyed (I think it was even in my top 10 list from last year).
In a similar vein from Uprooted, this book is losely inspired by various folk tales. Pleople said that this was inspired by Rumplestiltskin but don’t let that turn you away. Really the only similarities is that things are turned into gold and names hold power.
In this book we follow three women: a Jewish moneylender’s daughter who takes up her father’s trade when he fails at it, a peasant girl who ends up working for her, and a lord’s daughter who gets married to the tsar. Did I mention we’re in Russia? Continue reading “(51) Spinning Silver // Bookish Blurb”
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I think this book just got reprinted (it was first published in 1948) and I saw it in a bookstore with a cute cover (not the one pictured above) so I wanted to read it. Also this is the author who wrote 101 Dalmations. And JK Rowling has a quote on the cover. So I picked it up. Continue reading “(50) I Capture the Castle // Bookish Blurb”
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
This is by the same author as Seraphina and Shadow Scale which I really enjoyed so I was excited to pick up this book even though I knew very little about it. Continue reading “(49) Tess of the Road // Bookish Blurb”
The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne
Again after reading fantasy I felt the need for something different so I read *gasp* some nonfiction.
This is a memoir (that’s about as nonfiction as I get) following the life of Josh as he struggles with Tourette Syndrome and figuring out how to not just survive but thrive. Continue reading “(48) The World’s Strongest Librarian // Bookish Blurb”
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
After reading so much intense fantasy, I wanted to read something light and very different. And then for some reason I started thinking about this book.
This book is one of many that my mom used to read to my brother and me when we were little. I’m not sure when I last read it.
Basically this book is a collection of stories about ‘cures’ that Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle comes up with such as “Won’t-Pick-up toys cure” and Fighter-Quarreller cure”. Continue reading “(47) Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle // Bookish Blurb”
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
This book concludes the All Souls Trilogy. See Book 1 and Book 2.
Matthew and Diana are back from the past and must carry on with ‘real’ life. This involves many people trying to kill them and their family. Continue reading “(46) The Book of Life // Bookish Blurb”
The Hidden Blade by Sherry Thomas
I got this book because Sherry thomas wrote the Lady Sherlock series which I quite enjoyed and I thought I would try a differeny series that she wrote.
This is the prequel to her Beautiful Enemy series and in this book we follow our two main characters; Ying-ying, a girl in China who learns to fight, and Leighton, a boy in England whose life is torn apart by his evil uncle. Continue reading “(45) The Hidden Blade // Bookish Blurb”
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
This is the sequel to A Discovery of Witches and in this book we follow Diana and Matthew as they travelback to 1590 in order to escape the people trying to kill them in the present. Continue reading “(44) Shadow of Night // Bookish Blurb”
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
Somehow I have gone through life thus far having never read a Judy Blume book. It felt like high time to remedy that.
In this book we follow a host of characters centered around the town of Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1952 when a plane crashes and their lives rapidly evolve.
For the most part our main character is Miri, the daughter of a single mother, just at the cusp of becoming an ‘adult’. Continue reading “(43) In the Unlikely Event // Bookish Blurb”