The Broke and the Bookish
1.) Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
Raise your hand if this surprised you. No one? That's what I thought. Seriously I won't shut up about this book because it's so good. Dark, dramatic, and captivating, plus it's a completely brilliant fair tale retelling
2.) The Heart is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
I have a severe emotional attachment to this book. I read this just before I started blogging again and it left me so emotionally distraught. It's such a beautifully written Modern Classic about love, family, and friendship.
3.) The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
This fantasy series is to me what all fantasty should be. Amazing world, fabulous and complex characters, and shocking twists. It gets better with each book and I wish I had read it years ago but I'm glad I read it at all!
4.) The Reckoners Series by Brandon Sanderson
Steelheart will always hold a special place in my heart for introducing me to Brandon Sanderson. But more than that it's an amazing and complex series with hilarious characters including one of my favorite OTPs.
5.) A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
Okay, I admit it, I saw the show first. But then I read this book and became so addicted to the mythology, lore, and prophesies. I love theorizing about what will happen next which it something I love in fantasy. It's a majorly complex series.
6.) The Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen
I read the first book in this series years ago and found it just okay. Then I picked the second book on a whim when I was in a reading slump and loved it. This is such a dramatic and interesting series. It's Gilded Age Gossip Girl you guys!
7.) The Young Elites by Marie Lu
This book is unbelievably dark, especially for YA and that's what makes it so fabulous! It shattered my soul and I loved it for it. It's a great fantasy world with some of the most complex characters I have ever experienced.
8.) The Magicians Trilogy by Lev Grossman
This is a controversial series for fantasy fans but I seriously love it. It has unlikable characters that I enjoy, and an interesting world and magical system. This started my realization about modern fantasy turning around the tropes about magic.
9.) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
This book will forever hold a place in my heart for introducing
me to Rainbow Rowell and having a main character who is the most like me I have yet to experience. Plus it's a hilarious and sweet contemporary novel and it made me realize made I just hadn't found the right books in the genre yet.
10.) A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
I finished this book a few days ago and I loved it so much that it has to be a new favorite. It's a flawless fantasy novel with amazing characters and an utterly fascinating world. I can't stop thinking about it. Can't stop. Won't stop.
What about you? What are some recent reads that are on your favorites list now? Are any of these on your list? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!