I’ve decided that I’m going to do a seasonal wrap up of what I’ve been reading. I won’t review everything, and what I do review won’t be long or particularly “professional” sounding, but I do want to share because I love knowing what others are reading or have read. It’s a great way to find something new to add to my TBR (as if I need to add to it at all), and it’s fun to hear what others think about something I’ve read as well.
Winter Top Three
American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan // It’s not often that books terrify me, but when they do, it’s usually because they’re nonfiction, and humans are scarier than any monster the imagination could conjure up. I can’t remember where I first learned about this book, but it was quickly added to my TBR late last year, and I finally got around to reading it in January after my library hold on it came in.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty // I haven’t watched the show—simply because we don’t get HBO—but this was the first book that I read after I got my Kindle in February, and I devoured it. I was frantically texting my friend Kat all of my theories because she has seen the show, and it was pure fun and entertainment, even with the very difficult topics within the book.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas // This one. I read this one after years of hype, and I kind of just picked it up on a whim because I’d been watching booktube videos again, so it was back on my radar. After only a few chapters, I knew I was in love. I don’t read a ton of fantasy novels—YA or otherwise—but this one is a deserving exception to my rule. (Which isn’t a rule—I just don’t pick them up as often as contemporaries.) This book was so much fun, and I even told Dan that I wished he’d been home as I read the climax of the novel so he could see my face as I was FREAKING OUT. I cannot wait to continue with the series.
Other Books I Read This Winter
- Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History by Tori Telfer
- Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction by Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson
- Jigsaw Youth by Tiffany Scandal
- Super You: Release Your Inner Superhero by Emily V. Gordon
- Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin
- Big Dreams Daily Joys by Elise Blaha Cripe
- Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings by Shirley Jackson
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
- PS, I Still Love You by Jenny Han
- Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
- Wicca: A Modern Guide to Witchcraft and Magick by Harmony Nice
- Before You Cast a Spell by Carl McColman
- The Door to Witchcraft: A New Witch’s Guide to History, Traditions, and Modern-Day Spells by Tonya A. Brown
- The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and the Creative Process by Francesca Lia Block
- This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher
- The Witches are Coming by Lindy West