I've recently become even more of a nerdlet than I already was. I'm completely obsessed with reading and books. Going to book stores or libraries has become wonderfully overwhelming. It's because I just love the idea of being surround by so many stories. I also have an unrealistically romantic view on life, (not sorry ;). I especially love used books, because those stories have their own stories, and that's super cool to me. I've accidentally started my own library...I can't stop buying them!
So I decided to start sharing a few of the ones I've loved, am currently reading, or want to read. I'll link their Amazon page so you can add them to your wishlist!
1, 2, & 3: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Trilogy by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City, and Library of Souls) *Currently reading and obsessed*
- These books are wonderfully creepy and quirky. A little dark and twisted...but the good kind. It's about children with special abilities, or peculiarities. They live in a loop (by choice) that repeats the same day over and over again. That is, until all hell breaks loose...but I won't ruin it for ya. ;) Better hurry and start, cause Tim Burton is doing a movie over them and it comes out in September! (And we all know you won't read the book after you see the movie).
4: Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- This is a lovely collection of short stories based in the flapper era. It transports you fully to a different time. I've found that I love short stories because I usually don't have the time to properly dedicate to lengthy chapters in a novel. Also, F. Scott Fitzgerald may be my favorite. He, too has a romantic view of life, and we jive. If you like wordy descriptions of beautiful scenes, this is for you.
5: Unnatural Creatures: Stories selected by Neil Gaiman
- Neil Gaiman wrote one of my favorite books-turned-movies, Coraline. Therefore, I trust anything he touches. Gaiman selected his favorite short stories about mythical creatures, monsters, entities, and oddities and wrote a short intro to each one stating why. Also super quirky and Tim Burton-esque. (I am very myself and I like what I like ;)
And there ya have it! I definitely have more to share on this topic, so be sure to check back and see what other books I love and want to read!
I'd love to hear any of your favorites...so comment below so I can add to my wishlist too!
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