Welcome to Bookstagram, a hashtag-based corner of of Instagram — also referred to as Instabook — where book lovers share their current reads, book hauls and photos of anything literary.
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Keep scrolling to see my June contributions to the Bookstagram community below!
New Book Releases
Lord of Shadows (UK Limited Edition) by Cassandra Clare
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
House of Furies by Madeleine Roux
Chuck Klosterman X by Chuck Klosterman
The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty
My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld
The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember
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.