Tackling the TBR #26

My TBR (to be read) list has gotten nearly out of hand. Therefore, I have decided to do a post featuring ten books from it approximately every week. As I go through the list, I will evaluate each book and decide whether or not it still belongs. Who knows, perhaps as my list (hopefully) shrinks, you will find a few books to add to your own!

Book Review: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Today's book review covers a fascinating science fiction books which I totally did not see coming! Piranesi by Susanna Clarke is the summer book club pick for a podcast I sometimes follow, Speaking with Joy. I trust Joy's taste in books and have enjoyed listening to her summer book club podcasts for the last two years even though I did not read along either time. This year, despite my busy work and school schedule, I decided to try to read the book as well. Thankfully it's a fairly short book at just a little over 200 pages. Because Piranesi is science fiction, I was initially unsure about it. I expected it to be weird, predictable, and somewhat boring while engaging to some extent with meaningful topics. Instead, I entered an incredible world filled with mystery, awe, drama, and miracles. I was hooked by the second section, and I think if you are open to science fiction you will be, too.

Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

July in Oklahoma doesn't usually come with high humidity. But this is 2021, so just about anything that can happen apparently will, including humidity levels so high that even indoors it is having an impact on our books. I'm pretty sure that in June we got more rain than every other June of my life combined, and even though the temperatures are finally climbing close to their normal range for this time of year, we are not as dry as usual. If the northwest would like to send the 100+ temperatures back down to us, I wouldn't be opposed as long as it moved the humidity along and made the air feel less heavy.

Duology Review: Meg & Jo and Beth & Amy by Virginia Kantra

We're starting this week off with a double feature: a combined review of two books, Meg & Jo and Beth & Amy which make up the March Sisters duology by Virginia Kantra.

What Classic Ending Would You Change? // Classic Remarks Linkup

Happy Friday! I'm trying something new today and participating in the Classic Remarks linkup. The host shares a prompt relating to classic books in advance, and then you write a post or comment with your response. I have mixed feelings about classic books, but it's fun to talk about them and to hear a variety of opinions! Today's prompt is an interesting question. It really got me thinking about books I have read and disliked, and what I would change if given the chance. I've kept my post relatively brief (I don't want to bore you with all the details of my opinions today!), and I invite you to consider the following prompt and share your own answer as well:

First Line Friday Featuring: Meg & Jo by Virginia Kantra

I have an exciting book to share with you today! If you saw my June TBR & Goals post or if you've followed Reviews From the Stacks for a few years, you may know that June is time for the Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge hosted by Tarissa of In the Bookcase and that I love this month-long reading challenge! There are so many good books by, about, or otherwise related to Louisa May Alcott. This challenge is the perfect push to read them for myself and a way to read about similar books that others are reading and enjoying (or not enjoying).

WWW Wednesday June 16, 2021

Hello and welcome back, Reader! Today's post is linking up with Sam at Taking on a World of Words for WWW Wednesday to talk about the books that are at the front of my mind this week. Even though summer classes are in full swing, the fact that I am only taking two this time (compared... Continue Reading →

Wrapping Up May 2021

My summer classes begin tomorrow, as does my library's Summer Reading program. I'm looking forward to both; it has been very nice to catch up a bit over the past few weeks, though. Mom and I even went to the zoo last week, just because! Today in the real world I will be waxing my car, grocery shopping, and finishing up a few things that need to be wrapped up before classes restart. Here on the blog, I'm wrapping up all of my reading & related activities from the month of May!

Tackling the TBR #22

Happy Monday! Today I'm taking a look at the next ten books on my TBR (to be read) list, hoping to weed out any that I no longer want to read. There's a lot of variety in this batch, so stick around and maybe you'll find something to add to your own list! Explanation: It... Continue Reading →

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