Fabulous Nerd Reads

Hi everyone!

Alright, so the past few posts have been about all things fashion and beauty…this post is a little different. I’m going to share all the books I’ve read over the past two months.

That’s right people….in addition to loving fashion and beauty, I’m also a huge bookworm! I rock it like Princess Belle.

So here it goes…. Fair warning, I consume books with the same verocity as a T-REX might consume carrion (ew, weird image). There are A LOT OF BOOKS here. Believe it or not, I have read all of them over the past two months (May and June). Below, I give some quick thoughts on the books.

Bottom to Top: The Golem and The Jinni by Helen Wecker, Neil Gaiman's American Gods and A Face Like Glass by Frances Harding

Bottom to Top: The Golem and The Jinni by Helen Wecker, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and A Face Like Glass by Frances Harding

The Golem and The Jinni by Helen Wecker – A really gripping read especially at the beginning when the author immerses us in her characters and the world she has created. The ending seemed a little bit rushed for me but I really enjoyed the book, especially the detailed and realistic allegory to interracial relationships.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman – I really like the idea behind this book (gods among us) but the delivery of it was a failure. I spent most of the book going ‘WHAT!’ and re-reading passage. I had real difficulty picturing the images in the book (which rarely happens to me). I do appreciate the efforts Gaiman put into his research though.

A Face Like Glass by Frances Harding – I found this story really difficult to get into. The idea for the book (a mysterious underground city rife with corruption and mind-altering cheese, wines and perfumes) is wonderful but the pace of the story was too slow for my liking. I also disliked the protagonist – she was way too annoying for my taste.

B - T: A Natural History of Serpents by Marie Brennan, A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

B – T: A Natural History of Serpents by Marie Brennan, A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan – I really like this story, mainly for the feminist leanings of the protagonist. Also…dragons!

The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan – The second in a trilogy by Marie Brennan. I didn’t like this story as much as the first one but it does begin to address some important anthropological questions with the always entertaining bits with dragons.

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – This is my favorite book among all the rest. The story is gripping and I felt really immersed while reading it. I was even afraid to go to the bathroom when reading a particularly creepy part of the book! Highly recommend!

I get a lot of my book recommendations from goodreads.com which I recently discovered and am in love with. It’s free to sign up and you can curate books you want to read, rate books you’ve read, write reviews and get awesome recommendations.

Have you read any books recently? What are your favorite books?

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