So Lauren has been doing this thing on her blog where she swaps pictures of bookshelves with other bloggers and sees if there’s any books she’d recommend or maybe wouldn’t recommend, which is a super fun idea.
I kind of jokingly suggested that we should do this so she can point out all the books she’s gifted me herself and also roast my Outlander shelf but then figured that hey we should actually do this! Because why not. So make sure to go check out her post to see if she actually roasts my Outlander shelf haha.
Because I’m working with a bit of a fever brain at the moment I’m gonna keep things simple and steal Lauren’s emoji system for this:
📚 – books I need to read | 💖 – read and recommend
💖 The Bone Witch trilogy by Rin Chupeco
Are you sick of me saying The Bone Witch is amazing yet? No? Good, because it’s amazing and I very much recommend it!
💖 Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik & Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
Excuse me while I go through all my favorites here! Both of these books are also amazing and now that I think of it both are also fairytale retellings so if you’re into that definitely give them a try if you haven’t yet.
📚 Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
I could also just say anything by Laini Taylor because I’ve wanted to read her stuff for years but still haven’t picked them up. I got Daughter of Smoke and Bone from my BaT Secret Santa last christmas though so there’s a good chance I’ll finally get to it this year!
📚 A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
Once again I could also say anything by Schwab because I haven’t read anything by her yet either! I have A Darker Shade of Magic waiting in my shelf though so one day, one day…
📚 Stain by A. G. Howard
I think we both got Stain from the first Book Hooked Box and even though it’s a really beautiful book slow little me still hasn’t gotten around to reading it. I swear I’ll get to it eventually!
📚 Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao
This is the sequel to Forest of a Thousand Lanterns and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to actually read it.
💖 Snotgirl by Bryan Lee O’Malley & Leslie Hung
Hey I managed to spot one more thing from the graphic novels that I have actually read! Snotgirl was an interesting read and I really liked the art style so I recommend!
📚 Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
I actually got Illuminae for Christmas from Lauren in… 2017? Yikes, it’s been a while. Anyway, it looks like a really cool book and I’ll definitely need to read it eventually!
Aaand we’re done! Lauren’s shelves have a lot going on so did you spot any of your favorites there?