I think I read a healthy mix of YA, non-fiction, and general fiction this past month, and was able to get out of the reading rut I was in. My new issue is trying to balance the physical copies I borrow from the library, the e-books I read on my Nook, and the books I own that I want to read. What a problem to have, am I right?
Total Books: 8
Favorite Cover: Elsey Come Home & CIRCE
Fantasy Series: I’m currently reading the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, which is a YA fantasy series. I finished the third book, ‘Heir of Fire’ in May. It took me some time to get in to the story, because she started introducing new characters, but once I got into it I was hooked and could not put it down. I love this series and these characters so much.
‘Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything’ by Anne Bogel is just what it sounds like. Diving into ones own personality can show the details in ones traits, motivations, and everything in-between. Not only is this book illuminating on personality in general, it is engaging, especially for someone like me who loves taking personality quizzes.
I absolutely loved ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas, so I was excited to read ‘On the Come Up’. Thomas is superb at writing in the voice of her characters. They feel like real people and are distinct of each other. Where THUG showed a massive systemic issue at the heart of the novel, ‘On the Come Up’ is defined more by the daily struggles of racial injustice, inequality, sexism, white hypocrisy, financial crisis, etc. I will be forever supporting Angie Thomas and reading everything she releases in the future.
I have never read anything like ‘Circe’ by Medeline Miller before. I was not only captivated by the story, but by the style of writing. It is so beautifully written. Every piece of Greek mythology I have read has been from the male perspective. Having a female perspective was refreshing and captivating. I’m not sure how to describe this book, it’s just astounding.