A while ago I wrote a blog post about how I felt too old for YA books and one of the main reasons – besides my literal age – I felt this way was because I could see my tastes changing, I was starting to like books teen-me would have been utterly uninterested in. But, when I took a look at the books I was starting to love I noticed a common theme: while they were all “adult” books a lot of them … still read like the YA stories I loved. So, I thought I would recommend a few of them here for anyone else whose looking to make the jump from YA to Adult.
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The other day I posted about Six of Crows on bookstagram because after nearly two years of owning it I still have yet to even pick it up – I like leaving my hyped books on the shelf to age like some sort of fine wine I guess. Anyway, Six of Crows got me thinking: what other popular/hyped books have I still not read despite owning them/having them on my TBR for who knows how long?
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I am soso excited and so happy to finally share this with you guys! Making and hosting a monthly photo challenge has been something I’ve wanted to do since creating my bookstagram so for the past couple of months I’ve been working on one! This one!
I tried to make this challenge a mix of vague prompts that could be more inspo-ish and simple straightforward prompts so that there was something for everyone, be as creative (or not creative) as you want and I can’t wait to see how everyone interprets each day!
I’m going to list all the days below for accessibility and I’ll explain a little of what my idea was behind each prompt in case anyone needs some extra inspo.
Throughout the month I’ll be going through the tag and sharing some of my favourite photos so don’t forget to use the hashtag #HollyJollyReads in your posts!
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Am I getting too old for YA? Is a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately, I know that the obvious answer is no and that you should read what you like no matter your age but I can’t help thinking about it. I can’t help feeling like I’m slowly growing apart from the genre (is it even a genre?), that I’m too old to be reading it.
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The Wise Man’s Fear // Patrick Rothfuss
“All the truth in the world is held in stories.”
Actual Rating: 4/5 ⭐
Synopsis [From Goodreads]:
“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”
My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.
So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view- a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in The Wise Man’s Fear, Day Two of The Kingkiller Chronicle, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.
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Fall is one of my favourite times of the year, I love how warm and cozy it makes me feel inside and I wanted that feeling to reflect in my tbr for this month. I also wanted my tbr to be a little bit spooky and dark in the spirit of Halloween. This should probably actually be called ‘books I maybe want to get around to’ because I can’t actually decide which ones I want to read 😅
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Compared to previous months this year I’ve actually had a pretty light reading month, even though I read pretty much my whole tbr it wasn’t nearly as big as some of my others have been. As well, I have officially finished my 2017 goodreads challenge! 🎉 This is the first challenge I’ve ever done and I’m a little proud of finishing early considering that I bumped my goal up halfway through.
Before I dive into all the things I loved this month, if you want to check out what I read in August there are reviews for most of the books up on my goodreads.
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The Bane Chronicles // Cassandra Clare
With Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson
“One can give up many things for love, but should not give up oneself”
Actual Rating: 4/5 ⭐
It’s not easy being Magnus Bane. As a warlock, he’s often called upon to fix the problems of others. His life has been long, and his loves have been many. And Magnus has a way of making sure he’s at the right place at the right – or perhaps wrong – time. The French Revolution, Prohibition, the great blackout of New York City, the first great battle between Valentine and the New York Institute … Magnus was there, and usually in the middle of it. But smuggling Marie Antoinette out of France is nothing compared to loving a vampire like Camille Belcourt – or having a first date with Alec Lightwood.
Though Magnus’s tale is far from over these stories shed a little light on his often inscrutable character. What happens when an immortal warlock goes mad? Are all Herondales as problematic as Will? (Answer: yes.) What exactly happened at the Hotel Dumort? How did Raphael Santiago become a vampire? What do you buy your Shadowhunter boyfriend when you’re not dating? And why was Magnus banned from Peru?
Magnus will never be able to tell all of his tales. No one would believe him. But here are eleven stories that fill in some of the blanks – stories he probably wishes had never gotten out.
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Scythe // Neal Shusterman
“Love remains mortal”
Actual Rating: 4.5/5 ⭐
Synopsis [From Goodreads]:
Thou shalt kill
A world with no hunger
Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life – and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe – a role that neither wants. These teens must muster the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequences of failure could mean losing their own.
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