This week’s topic is books that give off summer vibes — and given that this is a pretty weird summer, these books are likely to be more important than ever.
This was a pretty great month of reading for the both of us. For once, neither of us had any unfinished books on our list! Let’s hope the same is true for June.
This week’s topic is best opening lines, which led us to flip through a couple dozen of our favorite books. It’s surprising how many first lines are a bit flat or don’t make sense without context—but we managed to find some gems.
This week’s topic was a bit of a freebie: Reasons Why We Love [Blank]. We went with secondary world fantasy—fiction focusing on a non-Earth setting—because it is one of our most beloved genres.
This one was tricky for us! In the last few years our views on sticking with books have changed often. Sometimes we’ve felt like it’s always best to stick it out and see if a book gets better by the end. Other times we’ve felt the opposite.
We’ve tried to throw bookish parties a few times, but the plans always fell through. Fortunately, this week’s topic is things we’d have at our bookish party, so we can revisit our literary party plans.
With our state essentially being in shut down-mode, we managed to get a lot of reading done. Let’s hope the same will hold true for May!
This one was a fun topic to ruminate on. It brought back some fond memories along with a few (minor) regrets.
This one was a lot of fun, especially because we had to think about the titles of books, not just our opinions of them.