Top Ten: Favorite Books from the Last Ten Years

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's theme was my favorite books published in the last ten years. Y'ALL. Picking just one title from some of these years was so hard. But then there were years like 2013 in which three books I read were published and [...]

Top Fifteen: Rainy-Day Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's theme was rainy-day reads. The term "rainy-day read" always makes me think of a gloomy, dull Sunday where I don't have any plans and can spend all day on the couch engrossed in a good book. Whatever the genre, a [...]

Top Ten: Books That Need a Sequel

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's theme was standalone books that need a sequel. I had a really hard time with this week's topic, y'all. The books I thought of first were either already part of a series or were so terrible that, even if I [...]

Five Favorite: Books I Read in 2015

"Five Favorite" is a feature on thewasofshall where I lay out my five favorite "x". Sometimes they're relevant to a season or holiday, mostly they're not. It's an all-around fun excuse to give my 100% amazingly awesome opinion. To see previous topics, click here. I read about 30 books in 2015 - a lot of [...]

Five Favorite: Novels with Multiple POVs

"Five Favorite" is a feature on thewasofshall where I lay out my five favorite "x". Sometimes they're relevant to a season or holiday, mostly they're not. It's an all-around fun excuse to give my 100% amazingly awesome opinion. To see previous (and future) topics, click here. To participate, scroll all the way down. Done right, [...]

Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Title: Station Eleven Author: Emily St. John Mandel Rating: ★★★★★ Summary: An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse post flu endemic, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, [...]

Top Ten: Books on My Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme was top ten books on my summer to-be-read list. I actually mapped out my 2015 TBR list back in December while preparing for the Book Riot #ReadHarder challenge - and then decided to read different books just 'cause I wanted [...]