Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling
My parents recently gave me all the Harry Potter books so I decided to reread them. It’s been quite a while since I read them so I started (where most people start) at the beginning.
This book is mostly about Harry Potter learning that’s he’s a wizard and getting acquainted with Hogwarts. There is also a plot all about the sorcerer’s stone but that is almost secondary in this book. I always liked this book because of how much the Dursleys (the people Harry are raised with) are present in it. I know we are supposed to hate them but part of me is very fascinated by them. Continue reading “(18) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone // Bookish Blurb”
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
In this YA historical fiction book we follow the diary of Joan Skraggs as she goes from being hopeless living at the whim of her father to going to work in the city and falling in love. Continue reading “(13) The Hired Girl // Bookish Blurb”
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
I started this book (rather hesitantly) thinking that it was a teen romance (which it is) but it’s also so much more. We basically get four short stories which are all connected. The first three stories are about people who meet Leila, a girl driving up to see the northern lights, and then the fourth story is Leila’s. Each of the stories is kind of it’s own love story but they are all very different and aren’t always about romantic love. Also this book has very much the feel of a teen road trip adventure story with lots of odd hijinks. Continue reading “(12) Let’s Get Lost // Bookish Blurb”
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K LeGuin
I heard about this book because the author recently died and apparently lots of people liked her books and I had never read any of them. I decided to go with the ya fantasy series since that seemed a bit more up my alley than some of her other works.
This book is about a boy with magical powers who accidentally creates a major problem and then has to fix it. It’s very much the first book in a series with a lot of character development and not a ton of plot. It’s also written in a very interesting style without a lot of dialogue and to some extend it does feel like epic fantasy. At times I definitely forgot that the characters were supposed to be young. Continue reading “(10) A Wizard of Earthsee // Bookish Blurb”
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
I’ve read all the other John Green books so I thought I should give this one a try and I actually liked it. Not that I’ve hated his other books but I liked this book more than I was expecting to.
Roughly this book follows Aza who has OCD and although there is kinda a plot, the book mostly is centered around the way her disorder affects her life. Continue reading “(9) Turtles All The Way Down // Bookish Blurb”
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
Basically this book is about a group of women (specifically five cousins) who can make flowers grow. However the men that they love are cursed to disappear and if they ever try to leave the land they live on, they will die.
Overall, I found this book disappointing. I think something about the way it was written made it hard to read I guess. I just wasn’t drawn into the book. Also it probably didn’t help that there were so many characters. Continue reading “(7) Wild Beauty // Bookish Blurb”
Hello! and Welcome! to all the books I read in 2017. I read a total of 64 books (Yay me!) and here’s a list of links to all of them. They are somewhat organized by genre but I find that it is often hard to put books (like everything) into nice little boxes. The numbers correlate with the order in which I read them if you are curious. I wish I could attach a picture of all these books but I get most of my books from the library so I don’t actually have copies of any of these books (with a few exceptions being the books I read on my Kindle). Also hopefully soon I will have my top books of 2017. I really enjoyed looking back at all the books I read. Continue reading “Books I read in 2017 (by genre ish)”