Most of the time I try to identify the hyped, underrated or diverse books to help you guys pick out which books might interest you. But with all the division over Carve the Mark, self-harm and the threshold for artistic expression, I’m beat. If you want to know my stand, I tweeted a thread and posted on Instagram. Without further comment, here are this week’s YA releases.
The point of Mini-challenge #2 is to mash up non-bookish interests with our bookish lives. How we do that is up to us. Of course, I chose photography as my medium. My first thought was to focus on book photography but figured with bookstagram, that’d be too straightforward. Haha. So, I chose sports.
Another round of Love-A-Thon has arrived! This year Alexa is hosting it together with Cee, Kristin and Mel. The bookish community is constantly growing, which makes the annual Love-A-Thon a great avenue to meet new people. It’s also a fun time to reconnect with friends as we participate in the various mini challenges. With that, let’s dive into the questionnaire!
Six of Crows was an intimidating book to go into. I had problems with Shadow and Bone, and liked the sequels in The Grisha trilogy even less. Needless to say, a spin-off series set in the same world didn’t appeal to me. Thing is, I already owned a copy of Six of Crows (bought it before even reading The Grisha), so I tried to downplay the hype in my mind and dove in. Buddy reading with Crini, Elaine and Sana was an added incentive. What came of it? I actually liked the book quite a lot!