Friday Favorites : Favorite Hyped Books

Friday Favorites was born out of a love for lists, books, and positive thinking! I was inspired to host this weekly meme from That Artsy Reader Girl, who hosts Top Ten Tuesday (which is an awesome weekly blog meme that y’all should check out!). I kept thinking of list topics I wanted to explore with my blog, thus Friday Favorites was ushered into this bookish world.

Book Review : Sadie by Courtney Summers

A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial―like podcast following the clues she's left behind. And an ending you won't be able to stop talking about.

Book Review : The Miracles of the Namiya General Store by Keigo Higashino

The Miracles of the Namiya General Store is a Japanese novel that I can heartily recommend to anyone and everyone. You don't need any sort of pre-existing cultural knowledge to grasp this one. The simple writing style is approachable for most ages (though this is adult fiction) and the story's focal points are wonderfully effective and meaningful on a universal level. Also recommendable as a first entry into the oft puzzling sub-genres of magical realism and time travel, as the realism aspect is strongly grounded and the other aspects are simply stated yet whimsical.

Book Review : Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Working as a lady's companion, the heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Her future looks bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Max de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. She accepts, but whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to the ominous and brooding Manderley, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding housekeeper, Mrs Danvers...

Full Review : The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Virgin Suicides (Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition): A Novel (Picador Modern Classics) Year Published : 1993Genre/Tags : General Fiction, Literary Fiction, Contemporary, Modern ClassicMood : Nostaglic, Beautiful, Sad, Haunting, Creepy, Just a lot.Edition : Kindle eBook# of Pages : 250 Pages (Paperback) Summary The shocking thing about the girls was how nearly normal they seemed when their mother let them out... Continue Reading →

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