"I write this because, as of now, I am not sure if I am privy to a terrible secret or if I myself am insane." - chapter 1 opening
Fall Fantasy Book Recommendations List 🍂
Hi, friends! Cool sweater weather, changing autumn leaves, and spooky season are at our doorstep. Today I'm excited to recommend some fall seasonal fantasy reads. I've put together a list of books in the fantasy genre that take place in autumn and/or hit on darker fantasy themes appropriate for the changing weather. Each one will have a quick blurb why I think they're perfect for fall!
ARC Review: “Babel” by R.F. Kuang
"By the time Professor Richard Lovell found his way through Canton's narrow alleys to the faded address in his diary, the boy was the only one in the house left alive." -ch1 opening
Summer Thriller Book Recommendations List 🏖️
Hi, friends! Warm, beautiful summer days are finally upon us! Today I'm excited to recommend some seasonal summer fantasy reads keeping with that fun warm weather mood. Many of these books take place in summer, are set on beaches, or feature a warm vacationing theme. Each one will have a quick blurb why I think they're perfect for summer.
Review: “Reckless Girls” by Rachel Hawkins
"Salt water and blood taste the same." - prologue opening
May 2022 Wrap-up 💐
Hi, friends! Another month has flown by and we're on our way to summer! Overall May was a very successful reading month for me! I'm very excited to share my stats and top reads with you. Keep reading to get the run down 🙂
Review: “Sourdough” by Robin Sloan + Magical Realism vs Urban Fantasy🥖
"It would have been nutritive gel for dinner, same as always, if I had not discovered stuck to my apartment’s front door a paper menu advertising the newly expanded delivery service of a neighborhood restaurant." - Ch1 opening
Renee’s Recent Reads 6/2/22 😎
Photo by S O C I A L . C U T on Unsplash Hi, friends! Hope you had a wonderful long weekend if you're in the United States and celebrated Memorial Day this past Monday. Recently I've been reading Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson, which is book three of the Skyward series. At this point … Continue reading Renee’s Recent Reads 6/2/22 😎
Review: “Under the Whispering Door” by T.J. Klune
"Patricia was crying" -ch1 opening
Book Blogger Memory Challenge Book Tag
Alright, friends. Brace yourself for a rough post 😂 I've been tagged by Lysackandrew from WriteWithAndrew to do this memory challenge book tag and I'm prepared to fall flat on my face trying.
Renee’s Recent Reads 5/24/22
Hi, friends! Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was really nice - excellent weather, got to visit some wineries with friends and saw the new Dr Strange movie in theater. It was a bit darker than I expected! View from outside a local winery Recently I've been reading the classic revenge story, The … Continue reading Renee’s Recent Reads 5/24/22
Book Review Template ✍️
Hi, friends! Today I thought I'd share my personal template for book reviews! My hope is that making this available helps both enterprising readers looking to dip their toes into reviewing, as well as seasoned reviewers looking to glean some new ideas as well.
Renee’s Recent Reads 5/18/22 ☠
Hi, friends! A very quick check in this Wednesday to let you know what I've been up to. Because the weather has still been pretty terrible for May there hasn't been much going on aside from work, reading, and typical day-to-day activities. Recently I finished Ben Galley's epic fantasy story The Forever King. Check out … Continue reading Renee’s Recent Reads 5/18/22 ☠
Review: “The Forever King (The Scalussen Chronicles #1)” by Ben Galley
"A whimper. A garbled moan of a half-prayer to an absent god. That was the sum total of the last words the woman was allowed before the noose slid tight against her pallid neck. A whimper. A garbled moan of a half-prayer to an absent god. That was the sum total of the last words the woman was allowed before the noose slid tight against her pallid neck." -ch1 opening
Renee’s Recent Reads 5/12/22 ⛅
Hi, friends! Here to break up the recent cloudy weather with some sunny reading updates 🙂 Currently I'm reading Shorefall, book two of Robert Jackson Bennett's The Founders Trilogy. I'm about 50 pages in and loving my time revisiting Sancia and the incredible scriving system! Book one set this one up for some epic plot … Continue reading Renee’s Recent Reads 5/12/22 ⛅