Instead of sharing my ten most recent reads, I thought it would be fun to share my ten most recent review posts here on the blog (click the titles to read my full review):
- Amber & Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Julia Iredale: What begins as a story about a spoiled girl and a common boy becomes, in the author’s capable hands, a much larger commentary on art, friendship, and identity as we watch Melisto and Rhaskos transform, becoming “the girl as electric as amber, the boy, indestructible as clay.”
- Mayhem by Estelle Laure: Mayhem is ideal for readers who like their witches fierce and their vampire references vintage.
- Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock: Recommended for short story fans and readers of suspense.
- Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp: A thoughtful, fast-paced story perfect for readers looking for a romance with an unlikely connection and delicious food descriptions.
- Can We Talk About Consent?: A Book About Freedom, Choices, and Agreement by Justin Hancock, illustrated by Fuchsia Macaree: Unfortunately a book design that seemingly failed to consider that this book has to be read makes it difficult to easily interface with much of that information–particularly for anyone who is visually impaired or needs larger and clearer text to read.
- Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley: A taut, perfectly plotted mystery with a protagonist readers won’t soon forget. Highly recommended.
- Pointe by Brandy Colbert: This is a messy story about a terrible turn of events and, at the end, an impossible decision.
- Ever Cursed by Corey Ann Haydu: Recommended for readers with an equal interest in feminism (or feminist theory) and fairy tales.
- Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan: Dugan is a great writer and brings all of the fun (and less fun) elements of the comics world to life in this inventive take on Shakespeare’s classic play.
- The Secret Recipe for Moving On by Karen Bischer: Readers looking for a fun rom com should pick this one up with caution.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.