I’m gonna come out and say, I’d rather not slay a lion. So, let’s pretend we’re slaying trolls instead, okay?
Have you guys seen my 2019 TBR list on GR? I WANT ALL OF THOSE BOOKS. 2019 is going to be a glorious year for books and I hope nothing and no one ruins that.
That said, here are some books I REALLY WANT TO READ:
- The Wicked King by Holly Black.
- The Poppy War by R. F. Kaung
So there’s no way I will get an early copy but the book is out in May so it’s going to be mine soon and I’m going to be creepy with it like Gollum is with the One Ring.
- The Current and The Cure by K. E. Ormsbee
I’m going to be reading the first two in this trilogy once again so I can come to the last one fresh and prepared. Wheee.
- Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
I loved Uprooted so much that I can’t help but hope for a repeat of the magic.
- The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty
I need to know what happens to Nehri and Ali. And so many other people. I loved the first one.
- The Black Khan by Ausma Zehanat Khan
My lung. I would give my lung.
Hardcover, 384 pages Published January 2nd 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Source: Publisher I always love Holly Black’s books but this one especially blew my mind. Before I list all the reasons I love it and you will too, let me give you the official summary: Of course I want to be like […]
I have read 246 books this year though that number might go up by one or two before the year is out. To some people, this number is insanely large but to me, it’s actually the fewest books i have read in 4 or 5 years. I cannot choose 10 books out of 246 so […]
Books that are similar in tone or content to the Harry Potter series. Jane As a children’s librarian I often get asked for Harry Potter read-alikes. Caregivers are often desperate to keep up their child’s reading moment, and are looking for another series that will inspire their child the way the Harry Potter books did. […]
I’m making it so we don’t have to list scary books exactly, just books you’d read on Halloween! Jane My demographic tends to skew pretty little, so I’m always looking for picture books that are seasonally appropriate, and maybe even a little spooky, but aren’t going to send my little ones crying back to their […]
My grad school days are long behind me, but I recently stumbled on this old essay while cleaning out some folders, and I just had to share it! A mini-essay on young adult short story collections written by yours truly 3+ years ago, but still pretty relevant, if I do say so myself. Enjoy! Short […]
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme by The Broke and the Bookish and this week we pick our top favourite books in X genre. I’ll let each book warrior pick their genre (no repeats, please) and remember YA and MG are not genres. Okay, go: Yash The genre I pick is horror/paranormal, but I guess most […]
Students at the Magisterium are supposed to be safe. Under the watchful eyes of the mages, they are taught to use magic to bring order to a chaotic world. But now the chaos is fighting back. Call, Tamara, and Aaron should be worrying about things like pop quizzes and magic contests. Instead, after the shocking […]
Janet Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge. Antigone by Sophocles. Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. It has been a looooong time. Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. Jane My picks as read-again books all share a common theme – they’re titles that I had to read […]
Cassel comes from a shady, magical family of con artists and grifters. He doesn’t fit in at home or at school, so he’s used to feeling like an outsider. He’s also used to feeling guilty; he killed his best friend, Lila, years ago. But when Cassel begins to have strange dreams about a white cat, […]