Hannah’s January Reads

Hannah read nine books this January. She really enjoyed all of them. She read a few fantasy novels, a few general fiction, and even was able to get to one nonfiction novel (never her strong suit). So without further ado, here are the books Hannah read. Follow her on Instagram at brews.and.books for her overallContinue reading “Hannah’s January Reads”

Laura’s January Reads

Pony by R.J. Palacio ★★★★☆ A sweet (and surprisingly deep), middle-grade book about a boy and his companion, a ghost named Mittenwool, who set out to rescue the boy’s father with help from a pale-faced pony that seems to have some “mystic qualities” of its own. I really enjoyed this one. I picked it upContinue reading “Laura’s January Reads”

OWWR Pod February She Wrote Recommendations

Ben from Literature and Lofi is doing a month of reading books with people who use she/her pronouns! In honor of that, Laura and Hannah prepared a few authors that are worth reading! Ryka Aoki: Why not start the month off right and kill two birds with one stone. Read Ryka Aoki’s works. Hannah andContinue reading “OWWR Pod February She Wrote Recommendations”

Before They Are Hanged – Joe Abercrombie

Hannah read the second novel in the Third Law Trilogy. This book took each of the main people of the novel to the north, south, and edge of the world. Abercrombie still moves forward with his great ability to take a character’s trope and reinforce certain aspects while inverting all expectations in ways you wouldContinue reading “Before They Are Hanged – Joe Abercrombie”

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”

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”

The Blade Itself – Joe Abercrombie

Hannah read The Blade Itself last month, and has not gotten around to writing a review until now. But the Blade Itself sets up the First Law Trilogy within Abercrombie’s universe of books. It is a grimdark novel that is incredibly witty and a great setup for a series that should be interesting to diveContinue reading “The Blade Itself – Joe Abercrombie”