Welcome to another edition of the Monster Report. The Monster Report explores the book happenings of Jessica and Kristen. Whether it be what we got in our mailboxes, what books we are currently hiding in, or fun stuff to look forward to this week at The Book Monsters, you can find it here. The Monster Report is inspired by Alea‘s This Week in Books, Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves, and Kathryn at the Book Date‘s It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Also, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It’s Monday, What are you Reading?
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So I guess you could say it was a much better reading week, I mainly just priotize reading this week since I reached the end of a video game I had been playing. The Tiger’s Daughter was probably my favorite thing I read this week, it is the queer girls love story I have always wanted. It has a rich fantasy setting and it has so much depth, beauty and care. Highly recommend. 5/5. Also NO I am NOT pregnant, I am just annoying lol and I was curious. The Dark Days Deceit was a RIDE, there were a ton of twists and turns and I was freaking out the last 100 pages, but suffice to say it did not disappoint and I am very satisfied with the ending. 5/5. Binti was good I just wish it had been longer the first few chapters are just introducing everything and right when stuff begins to take off the novella ends, it was good just would have been better longer, I do look forward to the sequel though. 3/5. ANNA LIGHTWOOD is so perfect that if she was actually real I would DIE. Every Exquisite Thing was everything I didn’t know I wanted. 5/5. And finally Learn About Loss gave us a few important nuggets of information but it was just okay and I gave it 3/5.
Books added to TBR: None that I can remember…
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Well, the first 10 books are for my Illinois State Monarch Readers Choice Award committee – the book that stood out the most was The Girl Who Ran – which legit made me cry. It’s about the first woman who ran the Boston Marathon before women were allowed to.
I listened to two audiobooks this week – City of Ghosts was an interesting paranormal read and I enjoyed it immensely. If you follow Schwab you’ll be in the know that it may become a TV series I believe. Inkling was AMAZING on audio and I wonder if the actual copy has any illustrations because it’s about a comic book artist’s son and it really blew me away. R is for Rebel was a dystopian read that I really enjoyed and it’s a bit tricky to explain. City of Islands was a great adventure involving magic and somewhat ghastly experiments. Dactyl Hill Squad was a fun mix up of the Civil War meets domesticated dinosaurs. A wild adventure! Whiskerella I really enjoyed – a retelling of Cinderella with some twists and turns. The Wild Book I just love – about a boy who ends up living with his uncle after his parents separate and his mother is forced to downsize where they live. His uncle has a maze of a library filling his house and he ends up realizing the magic of it all. I just loved this book and I hope all my library/book lovers will read it one day.
I may give up on Monstress v. 3 as it’s been so long between I feel I’ve lost the story. . .
This week at The Book Monsters, we…
That is all for us this week. So until next week, stay scary Monsters.