Halloween is almost upon us, and I don’t know about you- but I’m ready to spend my day as a steampunk aviator and my night as a glam rock vampire. To celebrate the season in a blogging sort of way, I’m discussing some of my favorite literary witches. I’ve got your obvious ones from Practical Magic and the Harry Potter universe, but I’ve also got a couple others in there that I didn’t see on anyone else’s list.
So call your familiar and put the lime in the coconut- here’s a look at my top six literary witch loves.
Adorable, funny, awkward, and sweet. What if it’s Us? puts you in the shoes of high-schoolers Arthur (a Georgia native spending his summer in New York City) and Ben (a New York City native spending his summer being miserable).
I sped through this book in a day, laughing and smiling at how ridiculous and truthful it was. Every awkward interaction, every moment of inarticulate babble, every proclamation of love, felt like a shout out to being a confused, lonely, almost-always-panicking teenager. These two let their insecurities get the best of them again and again, but that doesn’t stop them from trying just one more time to make things work.
Wow, I am so far behind on my book reviews that just looking at the list is causing me physical pain. The last review I wrote was for Meddling Kids back in… June, *winces* and I’ve read three novels, two works of nonfiction, a collection of shorts stories, and five graphic novels since then.
So, as a way to compensate quickly, I’m going to do a handful of shorter reviews for all but one of them, which I will instead vomit love for everywhere in the future. *coughvoxmachinaoriginscough*
So, without (much) further ado, the ten books I’ve read since June. Including but not limited to- Amberlough, Convenience Store Woman, and Hope Never Dies…
Every season makes me want to read, the difference with autumn is that now even more people empathize with me. The weather is on occasion getting colder here in the western Sierra Nevada’s, the leaves are beginning to turn, and autumn book lists are emerging.
Here are eight books I’m looking forward to this fall.