Hey, loves! I loved this week’s topic so dang much! I always kind of switch between bright green and Tiffany blue being my favorite color (hence my blog theme), but there are like no Tiffany blue books. I think Warcross (US) naked and a Penguin Classic edition of The Wind and the Willows are the only two I have! Like, that’s it! So, I knew I had to just go with green for this list to work! But it was pretty cool, because a few very beloved books of mine happen to be green! 💚
➽ Tales from Shakespeare (Puffin Classics)
I’ll be honest, I’ve never even opened this because I’m so terrible at collecting classics! But I believe this has six or seven rewritten plays, and I do love Shakespeare a lot even though I’m obviously neglecting his work lately!
➽ River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
I also really need to read this one! I love Tor’s novellas so very much, and this one looks like perfection in every way!
➽ Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge:by Paul Krueger
Okay, I promise, this is the last one I haven’t read! Haha! Seven out of ten isn’t bad! But I love this author on twitter so very much, an I can’t wait to get to this book! Also, this spine is probably the truest to my favorite color.
➽ Mouthful of Forevers by Clementine von Radics
This is my favorite collection of poems in this entire world. Clementine was also the first author to give me a shout out when I first started reviewing. I will cherish this book for the rest of my life and all the beautiful words inside.
➽ Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
The Shiver series is also one that takes me down memory lane. Fun fact: Shiver was the first book I ever reviewed, back in 2009, and it may be my cringest review on Goodreads, but I can’t help but think this is the series that started my love for reviewing and ultimately led my life to where it is now. So, forever thankful to say the least.
➽ Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
This is glorious perfection and the second best post-apocalyptic novel I’ve ever read. This is so smartly crafted and expertly written. I also think this is an easy book to just love, so I always recommend it to people.
➽ The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
At this point in my life, do I really need to keep telling you all how much I love Holly Black? This book was my favorite book of 2015, and it is still one of my all time favorites. Also, this book has one of the best first kiss scenes in the entire world.
➽ The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This is my newest obsession. This book is a masterpiece in every sense of the word. And if you can only read one of the books in this beautiful green stack, please pick this one.
➽ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
I’ll be honest with you all, until this very moment I thought I pulled Goblet of Fire from my shelves, because that’s my favorite to reread, but here we are with Half-Blood Prince. What can I say? It’s still amazing, you all know how Harry Potter turned a generation of kids into readers, and I don’t have much else to say, other than I apparently need to not pick out books in dim lighting.
➽ Rogues edited by George R. R. Martin
Okay, so I haven’t read all of the stories in here, but I’ve read many of them. A lot of people sleep on GRRM’s anthologies, but they are packed with so many superstar names! This particular one has one of my favorite short stories of all time, about my favorite inn and barkeep, Bast!