Hi, all! I know I tried out WWW Wednesday last week (and it was lots of fun) but I came across a GoodReads group that generates weekly topics for “Top 5” Wednesdays, and I’ve decided to add this to my blog! It’s a fun way to get creative and even though multiple people use the same topic, everyone has different answers! If you’re interested in checking it out, the site is linked above.
Also- I know I am not officially calling this month “Blogmas” (though I probably should), but I’ve pretty much adopted the plan for daily posting throughout the month. So, get used to that featured image for the remainder of December (except for book reviews & Down the TBR Hole posts!) and let me know if you like it! I know a lot of blogs use more aesthetically pleasing featured images to associate with their blog, but I like to go the light, cartoon-y route. I think it’s fun. What do you think?
Okay, now let’s get started.
My Book Wish List:
Sad Girls– Lang Leav
I have been practically obsessed with Lang Leav since I came across her poetry on Tumblr a couple of years ago and I am so desperate to get my hands on anything she’s written. Really, anything. I can’t find her work at my public bookstore. I know this is a novel (instead of her usual poetry), but for some reason that makes me want to read it even more (I guess to see if she’s just as good at story telling as she is at writing poetry).
Annie on My Mind– Nancy Garden
I love LGBTQ+ books. I’ve found myself reading a lot more m/m story lines, though I think that’s likely because there seems to be more popular m/m stories just in general. I’ve wanted to read this one for a while, not just for the f/f relationship, but also because it was written in 1992 and I think it’d be interesting to read some older LGBTQ+ literature.
Made You Up– Francecsa Zappia
Another thing I love to see in novels is mental health rep! I’m not a huge fan of Zappia honestly, but this has been on my GoodReads “want” shelf for a while, and I refuse to ever give up on it. I will read this book.
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
While I definitely find myself reading fiction most often, I still quite enjoy an enticing nonfiction book. This is just one among many feminist texts I’d like to read, but this is probably the most highly rated on my own personal list. I’ve read several reviews on this from fellow readers whose opinions I trust, and they all find it to be very worthwhile.
Anna and the French Kiss– Stephanie Perkins
And last… I’m adding this one because most days I feel like every single other YA contemporary lover has read this except me. For that reason alone, this is a high priority for me. I have to know why everyone likes it so much. It honestly looks like it’s going to make me cringe, but I’m down to try it out.