A to Z Bookish Survey

I saw this tag at Chelle’s Book Ramblings and thought it was quite interesting! You can read her post here, it is really fun and her blog is really awesome! The original post tag is from The Perpetual Page Turner. So below are my answers and please feel free to tag yourself! This was quite fun to answer.

A-to-Z-survey

 

Author you’ve read the most books from

Agatha Christie, for sure. Yeah, I lost count a long time ago how many books from her I have read, but surely over 20. Continue reading

Resenha: Miniaturista por Jessie Burton

Resenha: Miniaturista por Jessie Burton

Nota: ★★

Recomendado: Não

Gêneros: Mistério, romance histórico, realismo mágico

Este livro foi publicado em 2014, e desde então tenho ouvido muito burburinho sobre ele, sobre como ele é tão único e a história encantadora. A capa certamente é fantástica, e devo confessar que ela e a promessa de um romance de realismo mágico e mistério me atraíram para este livro. Continue reading

Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Resenha: Miniaturista por Jessie Burton

Rating: ★★

Recommended: No

Genres: Mystery, magic realism, historic fiction

I’ve been eyeing this book for a while, since it’s been published in 2014. It’s gotten so much buzz since then about its uniqueness and enchanting story. I am trying to broaden my reading experience, and so Magic Realism is something I really wanted to get a bit more of, making this book quite perfect for me. I also must confess the beautiful cover was such a selling point.

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Summer 2017 Reading List

Hello readers and happy Summer Solstice!

I decided to publish an extra post today, since Summer Solstice seemed like the perfect time to talk about my Summer reads. I won’t post too many books because I’m a mood reader, but basically these are the ones I want to get done before Summer ends! What are you reading this summer?

Illuminae The Illuminae Files 01 Amie Kaufman Jay Kristoff

Illuminae is the volume 1 of The Illuminae Files. Surely I don’t need to start another new series to add to my I-don’t-know-how-many series already started. But – of course there was a “but” – this sci-fi has been so highly recommended by basically everyone who reads it, and it’s unique format in reports and so on instead of a regular narration. It’s a thick book (608 pages), but from its format I suppose it’s actually fast to read. There’s AI, plague, interplanetary war. Need I say more?

You can see it on Goodreads here or Skoob here (it doesn’t seem to have been translated to Portuguese yet) Continue reading

Review: Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch

Dark Matter Blake Crouch

Rating: ★★★★★

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller

Add it to your TBR: Goodreads, Skoob

I started this book with not much of an expectation. The multiverse theory is for good reason quite popular in Sci-Fi, and in my opinion isn’t always all that well executed. So when I saw what this book was about, I expected a thriller with unconvincingly little science to give space for all the action. I was mistaken. Continue reading

Pride Month: LGBTQ+ Fiction

Hello readers!

It is pride month! I find it a little hard to find LGBTQ+ literature that isn’t YA, so please leave in the comments your suggestions! Congratulations to the Young Adult genre for being so prominent in this category. I would really like to see more lyrical, historical, epic fiction, though, as they are my favorites. Below are a few books I recommend and a few I want to read!

My recommendations:

The Color Purple

 

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

This is the first book I ever read to have a bi character, and I absolutely loved it so much. My heart broke for Celie so many times. It tells the story of women of color in the South of the United States, in the 1930s, focusing on Celie’s stories. This book is incredibly relevant, so raw and powerful. I swear this book changed my life. It is such a must-read. Continue reading

Review: Unspeakable by Dilys Rose

Review: Unspeakable by Dilys Rose

Rating: ★★★

Recommend: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Historical fiction, literary fiction

Add it to your TBR: Goodreads

I have received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Unspeakable tells the story of Thomas Aikenhead, the last person in Britain to be executed for blasphemy. It’s such an interesting story! Unfortunately, I could not finish this book, but I did think it was worth 3 stars. I will explain in the next paragraphs. Continue reading

Review: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Rating: ★★★

Recommend: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime

If you want a shortened review, please skip to the last paragraph!

I have seen this book around for a while, and the description made me pick it up faster than I could say “but you have such a long TBR”. The story starts with Susan Ryeland, an editor who finds herself with the latest manuscript of the famous writer Alan Conway, and there is no indication that this book will be any different from his other bestseller crime novels. The manuscript follows detective Atticus Pünd as he sets to solve a murder in a sleepy English village. Continue reading

The Unpopular Opinions Tag

Hello!

Jo-Ann from Inspiration Pie has tagged me for the Unpopular Opinions Tag. Go check her blog out, it has such diverse and interesting content and she is a great person – you can read her answer to this tag here!

A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT YOU DIDN’T LIKE

lord-of-the-flies

Lord of the Flies. I guess I was just not the right audience for this book – it seems that it’s very common for young Americans to read this in school and maybe I was too old already and had read too many books that were much more disturbing than this . I was not horrified by this book, but rather bored. Most of it was incredibly predictable and the ending just disappointing. But, most of all, the author excuses the lack of female characters (with NO girls at all) bt saying this story would absolutely not happen the same way with girls in it, and he wanted it to represent “society” and “not just as lovers or man and wife”, which to me sounds like a lazy excuse and also a sexualization of the girls that would have been somewhere from 5 to 10-year-olds. You can see an interview with the author here.

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