I am utterly terrified of butterflies… and plants *but only when they touch me*. I have no idea why or where these ridiculous fears came from but dear god if a butterfly is within five feet of me you can bet I’m already planning my escape and choking on the scream that’s bubbling up in my throat. I have literally dropped a hundred pound plant that I was helping my friend move because the leaves touched my face, I was unable to hold in the terrified yelp that time. Just a random tidbit about me.
I think where I’m going with this is – I’m a bit weird, which is normal, because everyone is a bit weird in their own weird way, and I want you to know what makes me me.
Some people say not to trust anyone until you see which books are on their shelves. Is your best friend a closet Twilight fan? Who knows?! Unless you’ve stalked their library you may never truly know a person, or at least so some say. Regardless, in an effort to strengthen our relationship, because important, I have decided to share with you the next five books I plan on reading and why I am so completely obsessed with them.
- The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard book one) – Rick Riordan won over my heart with the Percy Jackson series when I was back in college. If you have ever picked up those books but put them back because they are in the age 9-12 section I beg you to re-consider. They are timeless and wonderful, no matter how old you are – hint *this topic may be revisited in the future.* I have always loved Greek mythology, an interest that began with researching the history behind my name, I like to tell my mom that she doomed me from birth. And now, Riordan is branching out into Norse mythology – another love of mine. I am so excited to see what’s in store for this series!
- You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day – this one is simple, Felicia Day is a doll and anything she does is usually amazing. Hence – this book is most definitely on my radar to check out!
- Warm Bodies by Issac Marion – Christmas always gets me in a cringe worthy nostalgic mood and I have been craving this book like a Christmas cookie that’s piled with icing and sprinkles. It is one of my favorite novels and I just can’t help myself from re-reading it, especially at this time of year. Which seems odd I guess, seeing as it’s a Zombie book and has nothing to do with Christmas, my brain is weird but I guess it just wants what it wants.
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik – I am a huge fairy tale fan, usually if a book is well written and has a fairy tale theme to it – I’m insta-sold, just shut up and take my money.
- *Cringe* Cowboy Undercover by Alice Sharpe – This one is not my choice, so please do not judge me. My boyfriend thought it would be hilarious to surprise me with this gem when he saw it at Walmart (along with other classic lit titles such as Agent Bride and Her Christmas Protector) and we have come to an agreement that if I read it he will clean up our office – which is a huge win for me (as a side note – I did totally find this hilarious – he did good). This will be the first ever harlequin romance novel that I have ever read, I will not deny that I have read many a trashy romance novel in my day but I am afraid this may be a different darker path.