Top 10 Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful for This Year

A weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Happy Tuesday, friends! It’s Thanksgiving week here in the U.S. of A and while it’s incredibly different from ones in the past, I think it’s still a good time to reflect on the past year and literally just how crazy everything has been.

I also have this strange feeling that I’ve written a post like this before but I can’t seem to find it… So I’m sorry if these books are repeats!

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May ’20 Wrap-up and Book Haul!

I’m sure I’m not the only one when I say the pandemic has really messed with my brain, especially in keeping track with the days. I can’t believe it’s already June! But I returned to my physical work office for the first time this week after not commuting to and from work for almost 3 months.

Anyway, that’s not what this post is about! Let’s talk about the books I read and the ones I hauled!

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Review: “RoseBlood” by A.G. Howard

Content warnings: human trafficking; use of the term slur/slang “gypsy” to describe the Romani people; attempted murder

I’ve been on a Phantom of the Opera kick so after reading the actual novel, I picked up this PotO-inspired retelling. This is the first book I’ve ever read by A.G. Howard. I really like how she weaved both real life (from Leroux’s novel) and fiction into this story. I have to be honest though, after reading the synopsis, I thought this was a historical fiction novel. Of course that wasn’t the case, so I was eager to see how the author would turn this into a modern retelling. And let me tell you, it took some twists I didn’t expect at all.

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