book of jonas

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.
—  The Giver, Lois Lowry

Hello! Yeah, Falling Kingdoms Fandom? WHERE ARE YOU?!?! Do you EVEN EXIST?! I just finished Crystal Storm and IM DYING!!!!!!!

*muffled sobs* help me

Summer 2017 Reading List

Here are the books I’m going to try read this summer… Some of these are from my fave authors, so I’m pretty excited! I’m If any of your folks want to join in, I’d love to see your own lists.

  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Brontë
  • The Ladies of Grace Adieu - Susanna Clarke
  • Nelly Dean - Alison Case
  • The Shepherd’s Crown - Terry Pratchett
  • The Confession of Brother Haluin - Ellis Peters
  • A Journey to the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne
  • William Shakespeare’s Star Wars - Ian Doescher
  • A Fire Upon the Deep - Vernor Vinge
  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson
  • Lud-in-the-Mist - Hope Mirrlees
  • The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine - Alexander McCall Smith
  • Dark Rendezvous - Sean Stewart

September Book Haul (25 books):

Wonder by Raquel J. Palacio 
Warcross (#1) by Marie Lu
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 
A Fairy Tale by Jonas T. Bengtsson
Pocket Kings by Ted Heller
Love and Other Four-Letter Words by Rolyn Mackler
Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan
Takedown by Allison von Diepen
How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain 
Disruption (#1) by Jessica Shirvington
Corruption (#2) by Jessica Shirvington
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys 
Ultimatum by K. M. Walton
Freya by Matthew Lawrence 
The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming by J. Anderson Coats
History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour 
Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen
A List of Cages by Robin Roe 
Nowhere Near You (BYNMM #2) by Leah Thomas
The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera 
The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
Audacious (#1) by Gabrielle Prendergast 
Capricious (#2) by Gabrielle Prendergast 
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

PSA: remember reading The Giver in middle school? Yeah, the one with that boy Jonas and the old guy who gives him visions. Lemme guess, your teacher told you the ending was “open-ending”? Your teacher was wrong. It’s the second book in a quartet. There are three more books.
1) Gathering Blue
2) The Giver
3) The Messenger
4) The Son


Spoiler-Free YA Lit Meme 10/10 Books or Series

Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes

Even in the darkest and most cruel person, there is still a kernel of good. And within the most perfect champion, there is darkness. The question is, will one give in to the dark or the light? It’s something we decide with every choice we make, every day that we exist. What might not be evil to you could be evil to someone else. Knowing this makes us powerful even without magic.