And what are we up to today?
Oh my gawd, I read so many books last year...
Way more than I normally do. Which is on top of the fanfic I also read, so if you think about it, this is probably just half of the total.
But ANYWAY I have recs for you!
(Note: If a book I read last year was not recced, it doesn't mean I didn't like it. I liked a LOT of books on my list last year. It just means I had to choose one for each rec category.)
My recs of what I read in 2017 (aka, The Year of World Craziness):
If you like...
May I please direct you to: Uncommonly Tidy Poltergeists by Angel Martinez
My thoughts: This was delightful. An easygoing read featuring a little bit of otherworldliness, a little bit of fumbling, a lot of lovely description, and a main character who is asexual. A cozy nighttime snugglebook, pairs well with a cup of cocoa.
May I please direct you to: The Call by Peadar O'Guilin
My thoughts: Arrrrrggggh, my FAVORITE type of horror: the kind that comes out of your dreaming subconscious. This is a YA about fairies. Real fairies. We're talking Rawhead and Bloody Bones here.
May I please direct you to: Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin (aka, Andrew Shaffer)
My thoughts: Oh lordy, this book. I read it on a plane. I was lucky no one badgered me to stop snort-laughing.
(TIP: Follow this guy's social media. He's hilarious.)
May I please direct you to: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
My thoughts: Wahoo, a heist book! It's rare that I like every single character, but I liked Every. Single. Character. The pacing is excellent, the story engrossing, the magical element ingenious, and the resolution well-executed. Of course, now I need to read the sequel...
**BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR**
It is with wild excitement and great joy that I direct you to:
Red Rising and the sequel, Golden Son by Pierce Brown
My thoughts: HOT DAMN. Holy shit. So, Dune has a baby with Gladiator and then, being conscientious parents, immediately volunteers it as tribute. Best thing I have read in years. My reading goal this year is not to read 30 books, but to make 30 people read these books. Flawed and complicated characters, fantastic plotting, a HUGE scope, a well-executed cause-and-effect of action and motivation, and lo and behold... the sequel was just as good! Warning: after the first 1/3 of either of these books, I had to stop reading at bedtime; the tension just kept hyping me up!
So that's it from me for 2017. Let me know what books you liked in your reading year and, most importantly, read on, my friends!
Hello! My name is Grete and welcome to my writing blog! I am a writer or romance, horror, and general observation