Friday Faves

Friday Favorites: Urban Fantasy

Hi friends! It’s time for Friday Favorites hosted by Kibby at Something of the Book! This is a weekly meme hosted every Friday where you can show off your favorites (or least favorites) based on her weekly prompts. Go on over to her page to see the rules and prompts.

This weeks prompt is favorite urban fantasy and here’s the thing, I don’t really read too many urban fantasies. I was scrolling through a goodreads list and I only saw a few that I knew, a few that I have read and a few that are on my TBR, So. I’m going to make this list for the two urban fantasies that I have read (and are actually favorites) and a few that are on my TBR that I think I will really enjoy (and be possible favorites). Ready? Let’s get to it.

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I have read and watched the TV series of the Sookie Stackhouse series. I will also admit, here, that I am terrible about finishing book series so I haven’t read them all, although, I have read half of this series.

And the second favorite is The Wayward Children series. I’ve read three out of the four books in this series and I actually have the fourth one checked out on audiobook from my library right now and I will start it once I finish the current one that I’m listening to. I loved the first two in this series and they are favorites bu the third was just, meh. This whole series is still a favorite of mine, though.

Now, let’s jump into some urban fantasy books that are on my TBR that I think will become new favorites.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman I heard Natasha at myreadingisodd talking about this book and it sounds so intriguing and I hope to check this out during the fall/spooky season.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater. I’ve heard and seen alot of reviews for this series and I’ve heard nothing but good reviews and I think this will be a new favorite series.

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The Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Now, I’ve heard a lot of different reviews of the first book in this series and. what I gather is, you either love it or you hate it. Which makes me kind of hesitant to pick it up but I’m going to anyway. I really hope that this is a new favorite series for me.

And that’s my list for my favorite (and hopefully new favorite) urban fantasy books/series’.

What did you think of my list? Are any of these same books/series some of your favorites too? Do you have any favorites that you think I will love as well?

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Friday Faves

Friday Favorites: Diverse books

Hello friends! Happy Friday! I hope you all had a good week.

Friday Favorites hosted by Kibby at Something of the Book! This is a weekly meme hosted every Friday where you can show off your favorites (or least favorites) based on her weekly prompts. Go on over to her page to see the rules and prompts.

This weeks prompt is diverse reads.

For this prompt I will be talking about six books today and I have mentioned everything from memoirs to anthologies to sci-fi. There are some on this list that I have read and some that I have not but I’m real excited to! Let’s jump right in!

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is an anthology of stories about the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia. I’m currently reading this for the Asianreadathon that is happening this month and I am thoroughly enjoying this!

.The Prince and the Dressmaker is an adorable graphic novel and I love this so much! Now, I went into this completely blind and I kind of think it’s better that way. Don’t read the summary just read this graphic novel and love it as much as I do.

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

If you’ve read this, then you know. If you haven’t, then I’ll give you a brief synopsis. Henry Denton’s life is hell. His family is struggling financially, his brother is a real asshole, his grandma is suffering with Alzheimer’s and his “boyfriend” is bullying him and he’s dealing with the aftermath of his last boyfriend’s suicide. But wait, there’s more, he gets abducted by aliens and he has the power to stop the world from ending. 🤯 I love this book, too. It’s so good!

(TW: suicide, depression, bullying, attempted sexual assault)

Ok, those are some of the diverse books that I have read. Now, let’s get into a few that are some of my most anticipated!

Missing, Presumed Dead is a book about a queer paranormal/mystery that takes place in our everyday world. This book sounds sooo good!

(TW: for depression, loneliness, suicide and traumatic deaths (including domestic violence), psychiatric hold )

Graham's delicacies by Em Ali

Let me just tell ya’ll the first line of the synopsis on goodreads.

Six people and three love stories all in one bakery.

Now doesn’t that just sound like the cutest thing ever and the perfect summer read?! If you’re looking for the perfect summer romance read, I think this takes the cake. (😂 sorry, not sorry, about the dad joke.)

The Pretty One by Keah Brown

I’ll give you the last line of the synopsis from goodreads for this book.

By “smashing stigmas, empowering her community, and celebrating herself” (Teen Vogue), Brown and The Pretty One aims to expand the conversation about disability and inspire self-love for people of all backgrounds.

This book sounds so inspiring and insightful. I’m really excited to check this one out!

That’s all of my choices for today’s Friday Favorites. I hope you all have a good weekend!

What do you think of my list? Will you be checking any of these books out? What are your favorite diverse book picks?

Friday Faves

Friday Favorites

Hello friends! Happy Friday!

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It’s time for Friday Favorites hosted by Kibby at Something of the Book! This is a weekly meme hosted every Friday where you can show off your favorites (or least favorites) based on her weekly prompts. Go on over to her page to see the rules and prompts.

This weeks prompt is favorite movie and TV adaptations

The Hate U Give

I loved this book soooo much! Then, I recently, actually just last weekend, watched the movie and fell in love all over again!

This book and movie have some difficult and extremely important subject matter and if you haven’t read the book or seen the movie I highly recommend you get on that very soon!

Big Little Lies

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This book was sooo good!

The adaptation was made by HBO and I just watched it, as well, last week. I liked the show but at some parts they kind of gave the mystery away, in my opinion. Still super entertaining and very much worth the watch! I actually can’t wait to see what they do with season two!

True Blood

Ok, I loved this show before I ever read the books. I just-

I just adore this show🤷🏻‍♀️

This show was based off of the Sookie Stackhouse novels and was also made by HBO (so you now it’s good!)

You

I actually haven’t read this book and honestly don’t plan to because I saw the TV show. You all could persuade me to pick the book up, though. So, my question is, is the book any different from the TV show? Did I miss out on anything by not reading the book? I really loved the show, but I feel like I know that story and the twists and I just don’t know if the book will interest me now that I’ve seen the show.

Carrie

Another book to movie adaptation. I haven’t read this book either. I thought this movie was so good and I might read the book. Then again, I might not. Idk, we’ll see. 🤷🏻‍♀️

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

And last but not least, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. This movie was so adorable! Lana Condor is just amazing and I can’t wait until the second movie comes out! I haven’t read this book, yet, either but it is definitely high on my TBR!

Alright friends, that’s all from me today!

What are your favorite book to movie/TV adaptations?

I hope you all have a great Friday and an amazing weekend!