I really, really enjoyed The Other Black Girl but I went into it without knowing really anything about it and was a little surprised by one big element. I’d definitely be interested in others opinions as they read the book.
Such a Fun Age
By: Kiley Reid
This book has been on my radar for a while and I finally decided to pick it up and give it a go and I’m very glad I did.
It’s a strong debut with great character work (my fav) and opens things up for some very meaningful discussions. It’s not perfect but it makes me really excited to see what Reid does next.
Agnes at the End of the World
By: Kelly McWilliams
I’m a little torn on Agnes because for most of this book I was honestly LOVING it. Yes capitalized I was that into it.
House of Salt and Sorrow
By: Erin A. Craig
Once there were 12 sisters living by the sea now after a series of increasingly tragic (and random) deaths there are only 8 left. 8 sisters who after years being shrouded in grief chase a myth through a hidden door that can apparently take them anywhere they want to go.
And life, at least at night, becomes an endless dance.
The Tenth Girl
By: Sara Faring
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of The Tenth Girl in order to participate in the Fantastic Flying Book Club Tour! I was very much looking forward to this read so thanks to them for the opportunity!
By: Emily A. Duncan
Going into this book I had heard two things 1. that it was a villain love story and 2. that the author had been involved with the Grisha Trilogy fandom. I didn’t pursue those things too deeply as both sounded interesting to me. Which now does lead me to the question can you know too much about a book before going into it?
Unfortunately the relationship in this book gave me some serious Mal flashbacks and I hated him and wasn’t big on that relationship so they were painful flashbacks.
Outrun the Wind
By: Elizabeth Tammi
Available: November 27th
Of all the myth retellings that I’ve read or even heard of recently the story of Atalanta, who challenged her suitors to footraces in order to stay unmarried while still collecting their money, is not one that I see around a lot. Turns out it is more than worthy of a retelling.
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
By: Hank Green
Grade: B -ish
So how about another Green brother?
Hank Green’s first book is about a twenty-something woman called April May who stumbles over a new “sculpture” in New York that she dubs Carl, uploads a video and becomes the center of this great, vast and mysterious world-wide phenomenon. What are the Carls? How did they get where they are? Who put them there?
The Hate U Give
Author: Angie Thomas
It’s so rare that a book actually lives up to it’s hype for me these days. But this one totally did. Sixteen-year old Starr is the only witness to what happened the night her and her friend Khalil are pulled over by a cop and Khalil winds up dead in the street.