Hey, everybody! Recently, I saw a trend on Twitter going around, asking people what books were “their brand.” In other words, what books represent you—body, heart, mind, and soul? It’s more than asking what books you’d bring with you on a deserted island, but rather what books you carry with you always because they speak to every fiber of your being.
Plus, I think it’s a great way to get to know other readers and what their interests are.
I’ll be tagging some folks to do this, but if you like this post and want to do your own, please feel free and tag me with your answers! You can also do however many books you want. The Twitter post originally called for five, but I had to do ten, you feel me?
Hello, everyone! We’re all still hyped for the new year and our goal settings, and I am no exception. Honestly, I’m surprised, but so far, I’m getting a kick out of doing these reading challenges. Let’s see how I did this month:
Clocking in at 604 pages, Illuminae is told in various files such as mission reports, ship logs, IMs, interviews, and other formats, with civilian characters and civilians-conscripted-into-soldier characters on board a military warship as they attempt to escape annihilation from an enemy warship. In space. Talk about stressful. [Review]
Title:Illuminae Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Genre: Young Adult/Sci-Fi/Horror Version:Hardcover Page Count: 602 Publisher:Knopf Books for Young Readers Synopsis:GoodReads Notable Notables:Unconventional storytelling using unique formats Recommended Readers: EVERYONE! Rating: ★★★★★
My hat is off to Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff for Illuminae—what a beautifully ambitious (and ambitiously beautiful) book! Their brand of crazy can only be my brand of crazy because nothing less could make me fall head over heels for a book that contains literally all of my fears concerning space in one place—and making me desperate for more!
I’m so happy I made Illuminaemy first read of 2019. Talk about starting the year off with a bang.