Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey
This is the sequel to Dragonflight. In this book the characters deal with the consequences of their actions in the first book. Not to spoil too much but in the first book some characters are brought 400 (ish?) years forward in time to the present. And then in this book it’s all about the conflict between the people who have been there the whole time and the people who were suddenly brought there and aren’t used to how life has changed. Continue reading “(20) Dragonquest // Bookish Blurb”
Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates
The author of If You Come Softly provided some book recommendations and this was one of them. This is a nonfiction book written as a letter from the author to his son and is all about his experience as a black man in America. Continue reading “(18) Between the World and Me // Bookish Blurb”
The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny
I don’t remember where I heard about this book but it was on my tbr shelf for quite a while before I read it.
This is a historical fiction book set in 1590 Venice. We follow Gabriella, the daughter of a doctor who has herself become a doctor (despite all the men around her not liking it). However her father has left and she embarks on a journey to go and find him. Continue reading “(14) The Book of Madness and Cures // Bookish Blurb”
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
I finally figured out to get library books on my kindle but unfortunately there aren’t as many options for E-books. Also I was in a hurry and wanted to get a book before I went on my trip. So I randomly chose this book (actually it wasn’t my first choice but we’ll get to that).
This is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice set (mostly) in Cincinatti, OH. Continue reading “(75) Eligible // 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”
First we make the beast beautiful by Sarah Wilson
This is a nonfiction book about anxiety. It’s like semi memoir, part exercises, part itnerviews and other people’s thoughts.
At fist I was kind of put off by this book. It felt like it started off quite extreme when she explains all that she experienced and has been through. Bascially, she has really bad anxiety as well as other disorders etc. and it made me feel like what I feel is insignificant and like I should just get over it because she obviously struggles with so much more than I do. Continue reading “(57) First We Make the Beast Beautiful // Bookish Blurb”
How to Train you Dragon by Cressida Cowell
Somewhere recently I was reminded of the fact that this movie we all know (if you’ve never watched it you should) started out as a book. So I went and read the book.
First off, this book is NOTHING like the movie, so just forget anything you know aboug the movie and let me tell you about this book. Continue reading “(56) How to Train Your Dragon // Bookish Blurb”
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”
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”
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”