I’ve been scouring the World Wide Web for awesome new reads this week! It’s so exciting. I’m particularly drawn to retelling this year, because of the retelling I’m planning to write (some day) when I have time (when will that be?). ＃referencesarethebest
Actually, book exploring is scary. It’s like falling into the RABBIT HOLE. Here’s what happens to me, normally, which is why I’m terribly afraid of looking for new reads.
(plans to find Splintered by A.G. Howard)
(searches for it)
(finds it on Goodreads)
(reads summary. Browses reviews.)
(good grace! This reviewer just wrote a fantastic review and it’s basically criminal not to read it.)
(ooh, here he’s recommended a book called Heartless. Let me look that up.)
(it’s by Marissa Meyer! Good heavens again, what’s she written before?)
(browses other reviews and finds The Lunar Chronicles)
(ah, this sounds like fun. And this reviewer has an excellent website.)
(on the website…ooh, look at this! She’s recommended Sworn Secret! What’s that about then?)
And many, many happy, delirious hours are spent reading reviews and finding books with criminally beautiful covers. A bookworm’s heaven is one none other can imagine.
I’ve also found some standalones novels. The book market these days is mostly filled with series…duologies (we need more of these!!), trilogies (everyone writes them because apparently movie makers love trilogies. ＃why?), quartets (rarely I have the energy to get through them…sigh…), and crazy mad series composed of over 5 books. There are also what I call the Decimal Series. Like…4.5 of xxx story…0.1: The story behind xxx character. I’m going to tell you a little secret: I don’t really like these. Because you have to keep buying them (heaven forbid me not to!), and I get too ADDICTED. Money….*sigh*
Anyway, that’s a bit off the point. Let’s retrace our footsteps and get started on some of these
yummy gorgeous reads I can’t wait to sink my teeth in get my hands on.
2017 Book List
(paired with photographs I so painstakingly borrowed from Goodreads.)
(not ordered by favourite-ness or genre)
(paired with occasional rabble from moi)
1. Sworn Secret
by Amanda Jennings
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