#FridayFavorites | Endings

I love a good ending. An ending you didn’t see coming is even better. When everything falls into place and the fog lifts, is one of the best part of a story. So, here are some of my favorite endings. Please note, I’ve tried to write the blurbs and my thoughts to not have any spoilers.

Yes, I’ve read all the Robert Langdon books. I was actually shocked by this ending and slightly terrifying.

Gosh, this whole book was absolutely amazing! That ending, gah, I desperately needed the second book. Still haven’t read it cause life, but I’m planning on it soon.

I didn’t expect the ending for this book. I was surprised and saddened by what had happened.

I’m completely obsessed with Sarah Waters! This masterpiece follows the stragely linked lives of two women, Sue and Maud. I was surprised by not only the ending but the midpoint twist as well! But finding out how tightly wound Sue and Maud’s lives are was so deftly written and surprisingly satisfying.

I finished this book with so many feelings! Such an amazing book, that not only has a great twist ending but also has an interesting theme(s) as well.

Happy Reading, Lovelies!

#FridayFavorites | LGBTQ+ Books

I started #FridayFavorites back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out.

Because LGBTQ+ people exist outside of June, here are some books that feature someone from the community.

I absolutely love this book. Not only for the transgender representation, but the focus is on the transgender feelings of a young child, as well as how a family navigates this new normal for them. So well-told and beautiful and real!!

Yes, it’s a young adult romance, but that’s the reason I love it. There is no coming out story, Emi’s family all know and it doesn’t mater, there’s no trauma or homophobia present in this book. It’s a love story, the love story just happens to be between two girls. It’s completely adorable!

This book is a mix of Charles Dickens but with lesbians! There’s mystery, thieves, romance, betrayal. Oh, Sarah Waters is not only an amazing writer, but the detail of research in her books is above and beyond.

What do you do when you have troubles figuring out your identity? When you find yourself falling in love with a girl? Well, Astrid Jones sends her questions and concerns up to the planes that fly overhead. They become her confidant. Yet, when things become more complicated and in trenched, can she keep her secrets to the people high above.

“Call me by your name, and I’ll call you by mine.” Gosh, I’m sure everyone knows about this book, but I don’t care! I absolutely love this book and the ending breaks my heart each time.

Happy Reading, Lovelies!

#FridayFavorites | “School” Books

I started #FridayFavorites back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out.

In honor of school starting soon (at least where I live), today’s topic involves books that are set in or around school, or have characters who are in school. Side note: I think whatever is best for you and your family during this strange Covid time, is what you should do. But I also think we should listen to doctors and scientists (who are trained in infectious diseases and the like) and have more social programs in place to help parents make the best decision.

On with the books!

This book is completely adorable!! Melissa knows she’s a girl and more than anything she wants to play Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web in her school’s upcoming play. But everyone else see’s Melissa as George.

A coming of age story of a girl, Cath, who goes off to college trying to maker her own way without her twin sister by her side.

Such an adorable young adult romance that takes place in the city of love. Anna goes off to boarding school in Paris and while she befriends a group of friends, she can’t stop thinking of Étienne.

Murder is always a great topic to focus on for your senior capstone project. Or at least it is for Pip because she doesn’t believe that Andie was killed by Sal. She doesn’t care what the town thinks nor does she really care when it seems the person responsible is coming after her now.

A hauntingly beautiful story of family and the secrets we keep. The story of a young girl trying to be what everyone wants her to be, while longing to be her own person.

Happy Reading, Lovelies!

TTT | Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

The theme this week are books that should be adapted into Netflix shows or movies. I’m going to go with the assumption that I’m in control of the whole production, and that they follow the book exactly as is…basically, I want book slapper to be a real job.

Without further ado…

Sarah J. Maas is a brilliant writer, and this series is up there with Harry Potter as one of my favorite series. If done well, it could be an amazing TV show!

This book…THIS BOOK!! A book about books, a mystery, family dram it has everything to make an amazing movie!

The themes presented in this book are so important for young people, and even adults, to learn. Desegregation and LGBTQ+ themes in one book, I mean you cannot tell me this would make a bad movie.

I know Jack the Ripper seems overdone, but I think Kerri Maniscalco has a unique and fun twist in her book. Plus, with the other books in this series (same characters throughout but each book deals with one case) means that this could be a great TV series!

A great historical fiction book with such fascinating characters and an amazing plot! I’ve read a couple of Kate Quinn’s books and they’re both amazing!

Okay, I know there’s already a movie franchise surrounding this whole series. But would it not be better to have it as a TV series instead. Each chapter (or 2 or 3) an episode and each book a season.

Another book about books, and another one that has such a great mystery. Plus, I would absolutely love to see the Cemetery of Forgotten books or have it be real!

Okay, I’m tired of saying it but again, great mystery, historical fiction, young adult book. Bisexual characters is a huge plus! And, as with previous books, this one could be a TV series.

I think I gush about this book at least once a week, and I would love to see it as a movie (if done correctly). I would definitely have more specifications needed for this one, as taking diary entries and turning it into a movie would require a bit more finesse.

As with Jack the Ripper, I know Sherlock Holmes is overdone. However, I do think having the Charlotte Holmes series as a TV show does give a different viewpoint into Sherlock and Watson. By using their descendants instead (and having a female Sherlock), it does provide an interesting point-of-view to the books.

Let me know the books you’d like to see as movies in the comments below.

Happy Reading, Lovelies!