Saturday, November 28, 2015

Giving Thanks for Books

First of all, I apologize for my long absence. It has been a while! It's been a pretty busy fall--school, college apps, plus a lot of extra drama going on this year...I am so ready for the end of this semester.

This Thanksgiving (weekend), I'm thankful for a lot of things. The traditional things, like family, friends, etc. And, as usual, I'm thankful for books. Here are a few books I'm thankful I read this year:

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
If you've read any of my other posts, you know I'm a huge fan of this series. I've gotten really into it and got very emotional during the most recent book, Queen of Shadows. In fact, I'm so invested in this series that it's hard to believe I only read the first one in March. I'm thankful for this one because it started my newfound interest in (and possibly love of, although I don't know that I'd go that far yet) high fantasy novels.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Ok, ok. Full disclosure: I'm not sure how I feel about this series. I've only read the first two so far (but that's about 1,400 pages, so it counts for more than two books, right?), and I'm pretty sure I'll continue with it, but I just don't know. Does the objectification become okay if it's aimed at both genders? Are the violent scenes (and I'm not talking about battles, although it has its fair share of those) justified in a historical context? I still haven't made up my mind about that. But I'm still glad I read this book. It's an interesting story, and I'm thankful I read it--at the very least--so that I can understand what all the hype is about.