Hannah’s October Reads

It should be known that I am terrible at reading on brand. If it is a “spooky season” I forget because I am under a mass amount of books that fall in my to be read pile. I am more of a “let’s see what we have this year.” I feel like when I tryContinue reading “Hannah’s October Reads”

The Mountains Sing – Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

“Somehow I was sure that if people were willing to read each other, and see the light of other cultures, there would be no war on earth.” The Mountains Sing is a wonderful novel that tells the story of the Tran family, as seen through the eyes of the matriarch and her granddaughter. It takesContinue reading “The Mountains Sing – Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai”

Laura’s October Reads

October was a pretty good reading month for me. I took some time to mood read and check out some things that just made me happy. I also met my yearly reading goal (50 books)! Here’s how the month stacked up (books are in the order that I read them not how much I enjoyedContinue reading “Laura’s October Reads”

Gideon the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir

Hannah recently finished Gideon the Ninth and it was a romp. What a fantastic book to add to any TBR. The book follows Gideon, an indentured servant on the Ninth Planet. She has been raised on this harsh planet with one other person her age, the Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House, Harrowhawk, a necromancerContinue reading “Gideon the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir”

Hannah’s Fantasy Journey Recommendations

It is well known if you listen to OWWR Pod that Hannah and Laura are not fully adept at the fantasy genre. We all start somewhere, but we started later in life. Although we are enjoying learning more and more about fantasy novels, it wasn’t the major focus of what we read for years. First,Continue reading “Hannah’s Fantasy Journey Recommendations”

OWWR Favorite Non-Fiction

We admit, non-fiction is not OWWR strong suit. We love a good escapist novel that makes us feel for characters and feel joy or pain for them. But that doesn’t mean that we are blind to non-fiction or choose to never read non-fiction. So without further ado, here is a list that Hannah and LauraContinue reading “OWWR Favorite Non-Fiction”

Flowers for the Sea – Zin E. Rocklyn

Flowers for the Sea will be out this Tuesday on October 19, and I highly recommend you read it. This is a short novella, but it packs a spooky and unsettling punch. We enter into Iraxi’s perspective as she is on a boat after the people’s land has been decimated. There is very little foodContinue reading “Flowers for the Sea – Zin E. Rocklyn”

OWWR Favorite Bookish Products

Everyone buys into some type of literary hype. Whether you collect books, bookmarks, pictures of books, we all have our things. So Laura curated a list of bookish products she loves: Library Scented Candles Book lovers love anything to remind them of their favorite thing, books! These library scented candles make you feel like you’reContinue reading “OWWR Favorite Bookish Products”

Review: The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

Hannah has finally come to a close of her Lord of the Rings Journey. She finished The Return of the King and she will be judged based on her reviews, she is sure of it. Overall, the hype is real for a reason. Tolkien created something with his fantasy series and people are accurate inContinue reading “Review: The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien”