Guest Post: 5 mini reviews
Guest Post : Emily Meade
Last year I wrote a mini-review of every book I read. To give you plenty of books to add to your TBR, here is a mini-review of books from 56 – 60!
56. The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
My second Anna-Marie McLemore book but certainly not my last, because it was just as gorgeous as the first one I read. Each chapter alternates between French and Spanish proverbs, which I ADORED, and it’s because there are two different families in the book. There are feathers. Tight-rope walking. Professional mermaids. Warring families. The magical realism that Anna-Marie McLemore weaves into her stories is so beautiful and I can’t wait to read everything she ever writes.
- Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
This book is very dry and historical compared to the movie, but it tells the much-needed tale of the black women who launched the USA into space. I’d recommend watching the movie first and reading it after (I know, the horror).
- Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Norah is a character who rarely leaves her house because of her agoraphobia and anxiety. But I felt like not a lot actually… happened. Still, if you’re looking for fantastic mental illness representation, this one’s perfect.
- On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis
This book has REKINDLED MY LOVE OF SCI-FI. Denise is a fantastic protagonist. She’s bi-racial (her dad is Surinamese), she’s autistic (and the autism rep is #ownvoices), and she really loves her family. She struggles a lot with the decisions she’s faced with, and she’s so REAL. This book is not set in space – the ship does not board during the book. It’s about survival and food shortages and getting aboard a generation ship. Plus, it’s set in Amsterdam. Which is cool.
60. Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology edited by Danielle Binks
I already want a second #LoveOzYA anthology, because this was incredible. There’s lots of diversity, lots of different genres, and I loved it all. Maybe if I buy thirty more copies they’ll have to print a second anthology.