Anything but Books Tag

Hello!

I was kindly tagged by James from This is My Truth Now to participate in this get-to-know-the-blogger post!  James has such great personality and reads a LOT, his reviews are really insightful and helpful, I particularly enjoy his posts on classics. This is a really fun tag, and the ones I have read so far are so interesting, I hope mine isn’t too boring! You can see James’ answers to the tag here, his dark chocolate tort with raspberries picture will make you drool.

One: Name a cartoon that you love

I love the Wacky Races! I have to give credit to my mom for this one, without her I would probably never heard of it.

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Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U GiveRating: ★★★★★

Recommend: Yes exclamation point

Genres: Young adult, contemporary

Add it to your TBR: Goodreads, Skoob

This is the fastest I have given 5 stars to a book  in my life. A few pages in I just knew. This book follows the story of Starr, a 16-year-old black girl raised in a poor and mainly black neighborhood and studying in a overwhelmingly white school in the suburbs. She puts an incredible amount of mental load into belonging to both places, going to the extent of changing her speech and temper to fit in. One night, leaving a party with her friend Khalil, two cops stop the car – and murder Khalil right in front of her eyes. We then follow the struggles as Starr seeks justice for what is clearly a murder the cop should be charged for. This book is fantastic, it made me laugh out loud, bite my fingers and gasp so many times. It makes you angry, frustrated, scared. Oh my god, this was such a powerful story, so real you feel like it could anytime be showed on the news. It grasps perfectly the struggles of black Americans to get justice, the deafness of white people who only look for the reasons why the murder of black people is justified and the hypocrisy of racists. If this books doesn’t make you angry, nothing will.

Every person on Earth should read it, really.

Veredict: Need I say more? Read it now. Trigger warning: this book depicts violence and abusive relationships, and has mention of drug abuse.

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 its 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?

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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