Tomorrow is my last day of class! Yay! Wish me luck lol..!
If you didn’t already notice, my book has gone through yet another change. I’m pretty happy with it now. Just need to add header and divider graphics. Debating upgrading my account so I can do a little more, but it’s okay for now!
So anyways, today for T5W we are doing the top 5 books we’ve read so far in 2018. I’ve been trying to recommend different books, but I always talk about the books I love. I wouldn’t be surprised if you can guess most of the books on this list.
1. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
I inhaled this trilogy, but The Fifth Season is my favorite of the three. I love this book because of its commentary on racism and oppression. I love its writing and pacing. I love how innocent and curious Damaya is and how determined Syenite is and how reserved Essun is. I honestly can’t think of anything I didn’t like about this book!
2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Another page turner! I’ve said this before, but I wouldn’t mind being a little more like Evelyn. I admire how she takes every opportunity she gets and when she doesn’t have any she makes one. I know she is probably not the most likable character because she is constantly doing something a tiny bit (or a whole lot) shady, and she is constantly hiding parts of herself. But I think the other side is Evelyn wants to make it big in front of the media and she knows that sadly, being herself won’t get her what she wants.
3. A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman
How many times have I raved about this book in the last two months? This is the anthology I’ve been waiting for all my life. Like I said in my review, when I was little I always liked the characters with the darkest hair because I felt like they were the closest to being like me. When I read this book, the characters I rooted for were actually like me. Some of them even had dark skin like me. This is so beautifully written, and I know I’ll be reading this book over and over again for years to come. →my review←
4. Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
If you haven’t already guessed, I have a thing for books with lyrical writing and retellings. This retelling of Koschei the Deathless and Marya Morevna is the epitome of of that. The funny thing is, it wasn’t my favorite read when I finished it, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it so it slowly made it’s way to the top of my favorites list. It’s a darker read as it’s set during The Battle of Leningrad, and there’s even one chapter that still haunts me today, but I hope you give this one a shot if you haven’t read it yet! →my review←
5. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
I was hesitant to read this because I haven’t read The Illiad or The Odyssey, but I’m glad I did! I really appreciate how even though Patroclus was surrounded by a bunch of heroic men, he was the average Joe among them. This book made me feel that you don’t have to do the most amazing feats to be considered a hero. Sometimes you just need to be their and care for someone. Plus, this book had me bawling my eyes out, so there’s that! →my review←
So…familiar to this blog, right? Have you read any of these? Interested in any? Let me know!