Enjoy judging books by their covers?
Welcome to Bookstagram — also referred to as Instabook — a hashtag-based section of Instagram where bibliophiles show off their current reads, bookish collections and literary purchases.
While I have mostly moved away from Bookstagram challenges, because ain’t nobody got time for that, I have not abandoned you, Bookstagram! Head below the jump to see all my photos from July.
Welcome to the June episode of the Spines With Wines live book club, because sometimes you get in reading slumps beyond your control.
Spines With Wines is made up of myself (Cassie-la) and book blogger/BookTuber Kristin Hackett and centers around talking about a previously chosen book while drinking wine. Just like a real book club … except it’s virtual and everyone actually reads the book.
Enjoy looking at books in addition to reading them?
Welcome to Bookstagram (AKA Instabook), a hashtag based section of Instagram where bibliophiles take part in literary themed photo challenges and show off their current reads.
While I have moved away from challenges for the most part, I have not abandoned you Bookstagram! Keep scrolling to see all my Bookstagram photos from May.
Welcome to the definitely earlier than normal May episode of the Spines With Wines live book club, because we couldn’t wait an entire month to discuss our latest book.
Spines With Wines is made up of myself (Cassie-la), book blogger/BookTuber Kristin Hackett and illustrator Melissa Kay and involves talking about a previously chosen book while drinking wine. It’s basically your typical book club, but on the internet.
A Court of Mist and Fury (★★★★★) and Wings and Embers by Sarah J. Maas (★★★★☆)
My favorite book of 2016 was an even better re-read! Tackled in preparation for A Court of Wings and Ruin (more on that below), I also used April to finally check out the Nesta/Cassian short story Wings and Embers, which was good but not ACOMAF good. Let’s be honest though, is anything ACOMAF good? [READ FULL REVIEW] [WATCH BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION]
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour (★★★★☆½)
My first book by Nina LaCour, We Are Okay was the perfect story to get me out of my post ACOMAF reading slump. An intimate and honest look at grief, We Are Okay bounces between Marin’s life pre and post-tragedy, and the family who is desperately trying to make her feel whole again. Get your hankies out, because this slice of life contemporary novel will give you all the feels.
Literally by Lucy Keating (★★★☆☆)
Lucy Keating’s sophomore novel may have the exact same premise as Stranger Than Fiction, but trust me, it’s no Stranger Than Fiction. The story revolves around Annabelle, a teenager with a perfect life who realizes she’s trapped inside a novel written by author Lucy Keating. It could work, but it doesn’t. Super contrived and over the top, there’s nothing worse than Lucy Keating writing about how great Lucy Keating is.