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I haven’t been blogging for a while (at least a few months, not like a whole year), and I really want to change that. It’s part of my New Year’s resolutions (a bit late, right?), but I’m not going to give up, I’ve actually read quite a few books, so I’m going to be posting a lot more, so please bear with me!
In this post, I’ll share what books I’m currently reading, and if I like them. I rarely dislike a book, I tend to not limit myself on the type of genres I read, however occasionally I come across a novel (or series) that isn’t interesting to me.
Without further ado, here are the titles of books I’m reading!
I am not your perfect Mexican daughter (by Erika Sanchez)
This novel has been on my TBR list for a while, it was a National Book Award finalist, so naturally I thought it would be a very good read. While I haven’t finished the first chapter yet, the book seems promising. It’s about a girl named Julia whose sister unfortunately died, and she finds strange information about Olga’s life, which lead to questions like how and why she died, and who was she, really? She always thought of her sister as the “perfect Mexican daughter” and now, she realizes that Olga might not have been even that.
Here’s the synopsis from I am not your perfect Mexican daughter:
Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family.
But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role.
Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.
But it’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend Lorena, and her first kiss, first love, first everything boyfriend Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was there more to her sister’s story? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal?
Quidditch Through The Ages (by J.K. Rowling)
I love Harry Potter, the books and the movies, so when the library got Quidditch Through the Ages, I was excited. I have read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Read the Review Here and both books are similar, they aren’t really stories, they’re just facts about the world of Harry Potter. I really have loved reading about Quidditch, and I was curious about how it was invented, and the rules of the game. So, basically this book is for Potterheads wanting to learn and know more about the wizarding world of Harry Potter. If you have not read any of the HP books, I do recommend that you read at least one before checking out this book, because you’d be very confused!
Here’s the synopsis from Quidditch Through the Ages:
If you have ever asked yourself where the Golden Snitch came from, how the Bludgers came into existence, or why the Wigtown Wanderers have pictures of meat cleavers on their robes, you need Quidditch Through the Ages. This invaluable volume is consulted by young Quidditch fans on an almost daily basis.
A Wrinkle in Time (by Madeleine L’Engle)
A Wrinkle in Time is my favorite book, I had read it years ago, and since then, I’ve read it a total of five times! So, recently I thought “Why not read it again, it’s your favorite book!”, so now I’m re-reading it. I love everything about it, the story, the characters, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which. I also learned a few months ago, that it’s a series, a quintet! I’m very eager to read the rest of the books, and it’s a really good book, I highly recommend reading it, at least the first book. I really don’t want to spoil anything, (since I’ve read it so many times, I might let something slip) so I’ll just put the synopsis below. 🙂
A Wrinkle in Time synopsis:
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I’ll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.”
A tesseract (in case the reader doesn’t know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L’Engle’s unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg’s father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.
I love this book, so if you have read it, please let me know, I would enjoy discussing it!
Thanks for reading this post, and do tell me if any of these books you’ve read or enjoyed, and if they are good reads. Who knows, you might even have discovered your next good book!
Until next time! Happy reading friends!