First Impression Friday: “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman

A few years ago I picked up My Grandmother Told Me To Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman, and I enjoyed it so much that I tried A Man Called Ove next, but I read the first chapter and had to put the book down, because there was absolutely nothing in the world that … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman

First Impression Friday: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

I have a terrible habit of checking books out from the library and then forgetting about them until I get a Libby notification that they're due back in three days. So here's the next book I'm reading before it's due back (and I can't extend it, because other people have it on hold). From GoodReads: … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

First Impression Friday: “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novak

I'm impatiently waiting for The Last Graduate to release, so I decided to bide my time by reading Naomi Novak's other books. From GoodReads: Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father's inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem takes matters into her own … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novak

First Impression Friday: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix E. Harrow

Why is it that library holds always come in all at once? I've been on the waiting list for the next five FIF posts for almost six months now, and of course they all came in at once. From GoodReads: In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix E. Harrow

First Impression Friday: “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by T.J. Klune

I've been on the waiting list for this book at my local library since February, and it finally came in this past weekend. At this point, much like many of the other books I've been on the waiting list for months for, I've completely forgotten everything about it but remembered I put it on the … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by T.J. Klune

First Impression Friday: “Ninth House” by Leigh Bardugo

This is another library book that I've been waiting on for a long time. From GoodReads: Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Ninth House” by Leigh Bardugo

First Impression Friday: “Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir

I've had this book on my library holds for a long time (before it was even announced), and I recently got to actually read it. And I'm happy to say that, at least two chapters in, I'm not already hating it like I did with Artemis. From GoodReads: Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir

First Impression Friday: “Ready Player Two” by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One was one of my favorite books when I first discovered it a few years ago - and then I read back through it a few years later and realized that it was actually incredibly misogynistic and the only reason people liked it is because of the insane amount of 80s references that … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Ready Player Two” by Ernest Cline

First Impression Friday: “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness

I'm really not sure why I decided to put this book on my holds list at the library, but I do know that I started reading it only two days before it was due to be returned (it's got a hold list so I can't check it out again). From GoodReads: Deep in the stacks … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness

First Impression Friday: “While Justice Sleeps” by Stacey Abram

All of my library holds came in at once (seriously - five books!) so I've really got to jump on the reading train. I've been cross-stitching non-stop for a few weeks now, avoiding every book I know. So much for being a book blog. At least I've got things scheduled out far enough that I'm … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “While Justice Sleeps” by Stacey Abram