Monday Recommendation #2

Hello beautiful hoomans,

How are ya!!  i hope you didn’t spend your weekend plunged in darkness like i did, it was heartbreaking i couldn’t write.

Any way today i bring you another recommendation, ( I am posting it on Tuesday…again)

The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

I finished reading this last week and i am on every body’s butt about reading this book. I cannot believe that i would be a quarter of a century soon and i just read this. Now i understand why Tolkien is considered the master of Epic Fantasy and i haven’t even finished Lord of the rings yet! ( which means when i finish it i would shout at the top of my lungs). I recommend reading and listening to the audio book which is narrated by Rob Inglis he did a splendid job and he even sings the songs.

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.

 

The Night Circus By Erin Morgenstern

This is Erin’s first book and i read it when it came out i loved it. Its an interesting love story  between circus performers. The circus just appears and then it’s gone. Its truly magical and in preparation for her next book the starless sea, you might want to start with this to get a feel of her writing.

Tristan Strong Punches a whole in the sky By Kwame Mbalia

If you love Percy Jackson you should read this, I am looking forward to reading this soon.

Seventh-grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. Tristan is dreading the month he’s going to spend on his grandparents’ farm in Alabama, where he’s being sent to heal from the tragedy. But on his first night there, a sticky creature shows up in his bedroom and steals Eddie’s journal. Tristan chases after it-–is that a doll?-–and a tug-of-war ensues between them underneath a Bottle Tree. In a last attempt to wrestle the journal out of the creature’s hands, Tristan punches the tree, accidentally ripping open a chasm into the MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters that are hunting the inhabitants of this world. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American gods John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding and seal the hole in the sky. But bartering with the trickster Anansi always comes at a price. Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

I made it a point to read at least one Murakami book every year and this year i picked this one up. I think everyone should experience a Murakami book at least once in their life. You have two choices when you finish this book, turn into a detective and try and find out what the book meant or make peace with not knowing. Either way i hope you enjoy this book its a what i call a ‘comfortable’ read. I listened to it on Scribd.

Tsukuru Tazaki’s life was irreparably changed when his relationships with his high school best friends became severed during Tsukuru’s college days, with no explanation. Now at 35, Tsukuru’s girlfriend Sara suggests he goes to talk to these high school friends in person to mend the relationships. Tsukuru visits his friends in Nagoya and Finland one by one, and uncovers the real reason as to why their relations were broken off.

 

Salt. by Nayyirah Waheed

This book is a powerful collection of poems about identity. I highlighted so many pages and i still go back to reread my favorite lines.

And finally,

Age of the Andinna series by Kristen Banet

LISTEN LINDA….if you don’t want to read any of the above at least make sure this is on you kindle ( available on KU). Badass  tortured female warrior with a harem….Hell yeah!! As we have already established i am trash for harem stories ( No more love triangles and pentagons let the girl or boy have them all).

Three books are out and there would seven books in total. Get up to date now!

She’s an Andinna. A member of the winged, horned, and tailed warrior race that the Elvasi Empire defeated in the Hundred Year War and then enslaved. She’s a slave, and has been one for a thousand years, the personal property of the Empress of the Elvasi Empire, since the end of the War. She’s a gladiator, thrown onto the sands of the Colosseum to die, though it backfired on those who wanted her dead. She’s the Champion of the Colosseum, and has been for roughly nine hundred years.

All of these things have marked her as an outcast among her own people. Hated, distrusted, and despised, she knows the name of her people, but not much else.

But she knows where she stands. Keeping her head down and her blades sharp has carried her this far, and she refuses to acknowledge the deepest wishes she holds in her heart. Those will only get her killed.

Alone, she’s stood against everything they have ever thrown at her, refusing to give them what they want.

What Mave doesn’t know is that it’s all about to change.

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The Hobbit|The gladiators downfall (Age of the Andinna #1)|The Night circus|Tristan strong punches a whole in the sky|Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his pilgrimage

 

 

Thabks for stopping by please share and comment below what you will be adding or if you have read any of them.

As always,

Booked Unicorn

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