Hi, cool book people! So my birthday was about 28 days ago! January 1st! I just turned 34 this month and I am slowly dying inside! One year until my mid 30’s and I will be crying into my pillow! I know 34 is not a big deal but lately, for the past couple of years, I have been getting super emo on my birthday!
The Birthday Cake
A book with a plot that seems cliche but you adored it anyway.
Adored everything about this book and don’t get me started on one of my book boyfriends Etienne St. Clair! Ohlala! Read my book review about it here.
Your most anticipated release for the year.
If anyone knows me or has read my blog you know that I am a sucker for a Morgan Matson book! When I saw this book I literally squealed with delight and scared my cat in the process but it was all worth it! My book is already pre-ordered and I am counting down the days until June 5th!
A book that surprised you with how much you loved it.
A very dear friend of mine gave me this book about six years ago. At the time I was going through a very difficult time in my life and I just didn’t have the energy to read it then. But then two years later I finally picked it up and I was completely dazzled by this world! I had no idea I was going to be completely enthralled with this book! The world building that Morgenstern creates to describe the Night Circus is unbelievable! There are no words to describe this book! This is the kind of book you have to read and experience for yourself! I am eagerly anticipating Erin Morgenstern’s next book!
“Happy Birthday” Song
A book that deserved all the hype it got.
This book was insta-love for me the moment I laid eyes on the book cover! I started hearing about this in the booktube world shortly after I purchased it and I couldn’t wait to delve into it! From the moment I read the first page, I was in love! I mean come on! How can you not resist a geeky version of Cinderella and a Magic Pumpkin food truck?! This book screams adorkable! Read my review here.
A book with some very beautiful and truly memorable quotes.
Ava Dellaira words touched my soul and it was one of the very few books that brought me tears of happiness! The multitude of sticky notes that I had for this book was insane! There are so many quotes in this book that felt so relatable in so many ways and it’s the kind of book that I wish was published when I was in high school! Dellaira words are the epitome of beauty and truth and I am also dying for her next book!
A book you read a long time ago, but you think you would have appreciated it more if you read it as a more mature reader.
When I first read this book I was in the 10th grade and I remember being very intrigued by the stories that were told about Esperanza and her family. When I first read it, I hadn’t discovered my love for magical realism and I believe that there were many parts of this book that just went over my head at the time. I would love to experience and reread this book again!
Sweet Birthday Memories
A book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life.
Weetzie Bat is the book that changed my life and made me the person that I am today. Block is the reason why I love magical realism. When I first cracked open this book I didn’t expect that it was going to have such a profound impact on me. I was a sixteen-year-old teenager who was lost, misunderstood, and trying to figure out what I wanted in my life. I felt all those typical angsty teenage feelings of not feeling like I belonged anywhere and this book made me feel like I was going to be ok! Block’s poetic words made me feel so deliriously happy and taught me that there is beauty everywhere you go.
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