Reading Lists

A Witch List for Reading

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.

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Book Reviews

Book Review: What if it’s Us, by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

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Hey, that’s my bed!

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.

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Book Reviews

10 Quick Reviews: Because I am Oh-So-Far-Behind

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.

Ouch.

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

*points blade towards the dawn* Onward!

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