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Thursday, November 23, 2017

5 Books I Am Thankful For

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Happy Thanksgiving Guys!!!!!!!! Long time no see?? I just finished my last finals of undergrad so it’s definitely been a busy time for me but I am home now and have more time to spend blogging. I don’t necessarily celebrate Thanksgiving but (its tragic history aside) I do like taking a moment to reflect on the various things I am grateful for this year. Right now, I am extremely grateful to all my friends without whom I am not sure I would have survived the year. I am, as always, thankful to my fam and books. So without further ado, here is a list of 5 books I am grateful exist.

1. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

I feel like, at some point, people are just going to get tired of my obsession with American Born Chinese but they can SUCK IT because I LOVE this graphic novel and I am going to forever be grateful to ABC for making me feel seen and heard.

2. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

To be fair, if it were up to me, I would have just made this “ALL OF MARCHETTA” instead of one specific book but I think that would be unfair. Jellicoe Road is (I think???) my fav Marchetta but it is also the book that INTRODUCED me to Marchetta so it will always have a special place in my heart.

3. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Idk if this book would have made the list even a week ago but I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately and just how captivating it is. Goldman, with The Princess Bride achieved something that is unique and awe-inspiring. I don’t know if will ever read a book quite like it again in my lifetime and I am grateful that Goldman wrote it. I am also probably due for a re-read right about now.

4. A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle

This is actually a book I don’t think I talk about all that often but when I was a little baby (like 12 years old), A Ring of Endless Light changed my life. It was written a couple decades ago but still holds up really well. I wish more people would appreciate the quaint, revolutionary nature of this book but I am still just glad it was written and I was able to read it when I needed it in my life.

5. Chachaji’s Cup by Uma Krishnaswami

I accidentally discovered this book while I was doing a collection development project for work earlier this year and once I read the synopsis, I knew I needed to get my hands on the book. It was absolutely, 110% worth it and kind of moved me to tears??? There are so few books written about the partition already (and fewer that aren’t written from a western perspective) so it was just really refreshing to read this.

What Books Are You Thankful For?

5 Ultimate OTP Meet-Cutes

5 Ultimate OTP Meet-Cutes

Posted by on 10/19/2017 • 4 Comments

1. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

The MCs are internet buds but when they meet IRL, they don’t know that it’s the other person and its an awkward first meeting.

2. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

The MCs meet because one of them is about to be executed and one of them is the one making that decision… 😉

3. Angelfall by Susan Ee

The MCs meet when one of them finds the other “broken and wingless on the street.”

4. The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

The MCs kind of meet when one of them falls head first into a world they didn’t know they existed? One of them is a sketchy little shit too… Also, the OTP in this reason is why I created my OTP…

5 Books + Documentaries ‘About’ Climate Change

5 Books + Documentaries ‘About’ Climate Change

Posted by on 01/26/2017 • 4 Comments

BOOKS TO READ 1. The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd

I read this series back when I was a little bb8 but it was SO good and interesting. It imagines a futuristic (or maybe not so futuristic) world where carbon needs to be rationed because of the extreme effects of climate change. Written in a diary format and has a diverse cast (if I remember correctly.)

2. Firestorm by David Klass

Another futuristic world where a chosen one has to travel through time to save the world from the dire consequences of climate change. I read it ages ago but remember devouring this trilogy and loving it.

3. Not A Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Set in a world where water is incredibly limited. The MCs family fights…

Xpresso Reads’ Best of 2016

Xpresso Reads’ Best of 2016

Posted by on 12/29/2016 • 3 Comments

For the end of this year, I am here with some of my favs (and not fav) reads of the year AND I AM NOT ALONE. The #squad got together to bring to you this list of awesomeness. Hopefully you’ll find some books to add to your TBRs or give to friends! 🙂

A book with a title that SCREAMS ‘read me’ A cover that made you swoon because of the gorgeousness A sequel that lived up to book 1 A trilogy that concluded with you dying of heartbreak because you were so sad to see it end. A love to hate romance that made you feel all tingly on the inside A book with a kiss worth dying for A book with a super cute romance A book…