Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
#dystopia
blurb
Liz_M
H(a)ppy | Nicola Barker
post image

#adventrecommends, @emilyrose_x

I loved the concept of this book even though the story wasn't as engrossing as I hoped. But look at the typography! 😍 Just a stunning design.

Leftcoastzen 😻 20m
11 likes1 comment
blurb
Bookgoil
The Last Cuentista | Donna Barba Higuera
post image

I never posted my collage I made for October all these months are flying by since I started work. I read 36 books that month and some great standouts were:

Miss Quinces
Swim Team
The Last Cuentista
White Smoke
Daughter of the Moon Goddess

review
DGRachel
post image
Mehso-so

Another book that leaves me on the fence, Moon of the Crusted Snow is a slow burn post-apocalyptic novel. There‘s quiet menace and a great building of tension, but it all fell a little flat for me. I appreciated the hopeful, if still sad, tone at the end, but I‘m clearly not ready for apocalypse fiction. Pandemic panic is still too raw. #canada for both #booked2022 and #readingtheamericas2023

Cinfhen Ohhhh, nice #DoubleDip 7h
TrishB I couldn‘t really get into this one. 5h
DGRachel @TrishB I‘m so glad I‘m not the only one! 5h
See All 6 Comments
Librarybelle Wow! This makes three for the challenge, right? 3h
DGRachel @Librarybelle Four! Belize, Costa Rica, USA, and Canada! 2h
Librarybelle Oh! Even better!!! 19m
40 likes6 comments
review
LiteraryNib
Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell
post image
Pickpick

Cloud Atlas, a multi-genre multi-story novel, intersects each story with the thread of a single soul surmising the self-imposed human conditions in different time periods. This award-winning novel delves deep into the human psyche to explore six characters. I enjoyed his Mitchell's uses of third-person internal dialogue.

blurb
allureofbeauty
Lakewood: A Novel | Megan Giddings
post image

Books I read for November.

Gissy I loved MonsterCalls, beautiful but sad😢The illustrations are amazing. 16h
11 likes1 comment
blurb
bookishbitch
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
post image

Today's library sale book haul. I've actually already read Oryx and Crake, and the rest of that trilogy, and I loved it. I've never read any Manga but this one looked interesting.

review
jlhammar
post image
Pickpick

Just as good as I‘d hoped it would be. Rice expertly builds the tension. Once I started I didn‘t want to stop. Makes for a perfect snowy day read (preferably next to a crackling fire). It‘s a short one, but raises some interesting questions about human/community survival in the face of societal collapse. Some striking nature writing as well.

Tamra I enjoyed this one too! 22h
mdm139 I liked this one too 22h
Ann_Reads Great review! This sounds intriguing, especially since it's on the short side. 21h
See All 6 Comments
Aimeesue Great read! I appreciated the slow, off-screen apocalypse 20h
AllDebooks I love the sound of this. 19h
Megabooks Great review! I‘ve already stacked this or else I would again. 19h
62 likes3 stack adds6 comments
quote
SonyaBeatty
The Book of Flora | Meg Elison
post image

"Now I see that if I do not carry my past with me, it will wrap itself around my ankles and drag me down. There is no living without it. There is no pretending I am not the sum of all these things."

annahenke Great quote. 1d
3 likes1 comment
quote
jlhammar
post image

“A crack echoed through the boreal landscape, a momentary chaos in the still afternoon air.”

#FirstLineFridays

BookNAround I loved this book. It was completely outside my wheelhouse but it really resonated with me. 1d
41 likes1 comment
blurb
Liz_M
The Queue | Basma Abdel Aziz
post image

#adventrecommends, @emilyrose_x

It's a clever blend of dystopia, absurdism and Kafka, but it is mostly conveyed dispassionately. While this wasn't a favorite book of 2022, it is one I am glad to have read and one I would not have read without Litsy's #FoodandLit challenge.