Among Others by Jo Walton
I guess you would call this book fantastical realism or something like that?
It’s hard to explain this book which explains why it was not what I expected. Basically, this book follows the life of Morwenna (Mo) in Wales (and England). She ran away from her mom and ended up with her dad who sends her to a boarding school. But also there are fairies (that you can only see if you believe in them) who (sometimes) talk to her and she is able to use magic (maybe?) and her mom did something bad that ended up killing her twin sister and leaving her crippled. Continue reading “(67) Among Others // Bookish Blurb”
In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan
This is book four in the Lady Trent series and like the previous books, I loved it.
This book builds a lot off of the previous book (with similar characters as well as the political plots building off of each other). In this book Isabella and Tom are sent into the desert to learn how to breed dragons. Once again we are introduced to a different culture and country although this time it feels like we didn’t actually get to know them that well. Instead, they spend a lof of time with their own military. Continue reading “(66) In the Labyrinth of Drakes // Bookish Blurb”
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M Valente
This is book… three(?) in the Fairyland series and I have to say I just wasn’t feeling it. Again, September gets whisked off to Fairyland and lands in a different part than before (this time the moon). Also this time she gets to take a car with her. Continue reading “(65) The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two // Bookish Blurb”
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
I wasn’t loving the book I was reading (you’ll see what book next) so I went back and continued rereading Harry Potter again.
If you did not know, this is book three in the series and thus follows Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts. This year is all centered around Sirius Black, a criminal on the loose who is out to kill Harry Potter…or is he? Continue reading “(64) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban // Bookish Blurb”
Voyage of the Basalisk by Marie Brennan
This is book three in the Lady Trent series. See my review for book one HERE.
So the series has started to feel a bit formulaic. Like she goes on a trip to a new place and studies dragons and then comes home… again. That being said, so far each trip has been very different. On this journey they are on a boat most of the time. Also she brings her son with her (this was probably one of my favorite aspects of her journey – I seem to really enjoy watching her be a mother since she’s so unlike other ‘typical’ mothers). Continue reading “(63) Voyage of the Basilisk // Bookish Blurb”
Steal like an Artist by Austin Kleon
This is another nonfiction book (look at me reading nonfiction) in which the author provides some advice that he has learned over the course of his life so far as an artist. Continue reading “(62) Steal Like an Artist // Bookish Blurb”
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
This is a historical fiction novel following multiple generations of Koreans who move to Japan during and after WWII. This book was recommended to me my by my mom (who read it for her book club) and since she had a copy I thought I would give it a go. Continue reading “(61) Pachinko // Bookish Blurb”
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
This book follows the story of three women in Germany following the aftermath of WWII. Marianne was told to protect the women so that’s what she tries to do but finding them is not the same thing as saving them. Continue reading “(60) The Women in the Castle // Bookish Blurb”
The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan
This is book two in the Lady Trent series. Book one being A Natural History of Dragons.
In this book we follow Isabella on her second expedition to learn about dragons. This time she goes with a famale companion and a man she traveled with before but now they go to the joungle instead of the mountains like last time. Continue reading “(59) The Tropic of Serpents // Bookish Blurb”
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
April May is 23. She lives in New York at a low paying job trying to pay back her student loans. Then at 3am she comes accross a statue and makes a youtube video with it. What then follows is her sudden spiral into fame since she was the first person to report on these statues that appear simultaneously around the globe. Continue reading “(58) An Absolutely Remarkable Thing // Bookish Blurb”