Finally got around to reading the book I’ve seen all over the internets lately (I follow a lot of young adult-minded people, most of whom are probably actual teenagers, mostly on Tumblr.)
God. This book.
I get asked for book recommendations a lot. Mostly because I read like a fiend. (And maybe because I have decent taste.)
My goal with this blog was to post glowing reviews after every wonderful book I read. But I read fast, and I review more slowly.
So here is a super-abbreviated version of reviews of the books I’ve read this summer, in case you’re looking for something good. I am only listing the ones I gave at least a 3-star review. Not a ton is accomplished in writing negative reviews, in my opinion. If you didn’t like something, why give it more attention? So I don’t write negative reviews (though I do give out the appropriate amount of stars–If you’re curious as to the books I didn’t like, you can check me out on Goodreads.)
I loved this book. You should read it.
I’m nearly done with The Secret Place. It’s one of those books that you want to rush through and savor at the same time. Rush through, because you just want to know what happens, savor because Tana French is just such a beautiful writer and her book worlds are so well-drawn and heartbreaking you don’t want to leave them. And I know it will probably be at least a few more years before I have the pleasure of delving into one of her stories again. Genius takes time!
They all seduced one another with greatness, or with the assumption of eventual greatness. Greatness-in-waiting.
It’s going to be hard to put my love for this novel into words (and putting things into words is something I supposedly do well…)