Friday Fives | Most Creative Books I’ve Read

As per usual, I started Friday Fives 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 December, I decided to change it to Friday Fives instead to have more room for topics. If anyone wants to join me, the list for future topics can be found here.

Today’s topic are about the most creative books I’ve read. By creative, I mean how was this narrative formed and/or what did the author do with the text/image.

This is one of those books were you definitely need to see it to explain how JSF works with the text and how he frames it all.

I’m not even sure how to explain. It all starts with an orange and ends with stand still traffic on a L.A. highway. All the characters are interconnected and it kind of makes sense by the end….just read it, if you’re looking for something weird.

Poetry is already in a creative format, but how Yasmin forms her poems are just spectacular. She uses documents, images, and other resources to write poetry around. There are even times where you have to turn the book to read it.

An account of what happened on Kent State’s campus that ended with 4 students are killed. Told though different points of view and in a conversation where the reader is part of the conversation, breaking the 4th wall.

I just love that the interview transcripts along with other items form Pip’s investigation were added in, so the reader was included. This is not the only book that does this, and I’ve seen a couple of others who’ve done this well.

Happy Reading Darlings

TTT | Titles or Covers That Made Want to Read the Book

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.

I’m a huge supporter of people who create book covers and think that they can make or break a book. Here are some of those covers that made me want to read the book.

Malice by Heather Walter

Kent State by Deborah Wiles

The Dead and The Dark by Courtney Gould

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Sadie by Courtney Summers

A Woman Without a Country by Eavan Boland

Happy Reading Darlings!

#FridayFives | Books with Flower(s) on the Cover

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 December, I decided to change it to #FridayFives instead to have more room for topics. If anyone wants to join me, the list for future topics can be found here.

Apparently, I don’t read a lot of books with flower names in the title, which is an option I made for myself this week. So, I specifically kept with covers that had a flower or flowers on them.

The Heiress by Molly Greeley

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Kent State by Deborah Wiles

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Happy Reading Lovelies

TTT | Books On My Winter 2020-2021 TBR

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.

Today’s topic is books that are on my winter TBR. I’m super excited because my Christmas break starts tomorrow, and I’ll have 18 uninterrupted days of reading (this does include weekends).

Just checked this out from the library today and will probably start reading it tonight.

I’ve had a difficult time trying to read this. I’ve read about 70 pages, but I absolutely hate what my baby (Aelin) is going through. But I’m hoping to get through this over the break, and then start reading Sarah J. Maas’s new novel House of Earth and Blood.

An advanced ebook I have that I am super excited to read!

Another eARC that I need to read. I actually have started it just need to finish it. This month has just been too busy.

I checked this out from the library as well tonight, and I cannot wait to read it!! Sci-fi western with lesbians, yes please!

At the library I work at, some of us review books for the Heart of Texas Literature Quarterly. This is one of the books I’m reviewing. It’s about when American troops killed four American students protesting the Vietnam War. From what I can tell flipping through the pages, it’s mostly told through poems and free verse.

As with Kent State, this is also a book I’m reviewing for the Heart of Texas Literature.

I really need to get on top of my eARC’s. Here’s another one I’ll be reading over the winter season.

A book that I’ve placed on hold and hope to be able to pick up before the library closes.

Last week this was on my TTT Holiday themed TBR, this week I remembered that I actually own it. So, I’ll definitely be reading this.