CHB and the Great American Read: #DonIgnatius

I am deeply fascinated by the choices on the Great American Read list. Some of my favorite books are listed. There are books on this list that I genuinely believe to be among the greatest novels of all time. Books that hold a deep personal relevance for me. Books that I've never read. And a few that I never thought I would! As I read through the list, I knew I would want to challenge myself this summer to conquer a few of my personal unread books.

Michelle and Sophie Review: Children of Blood and Bone

Sophie and I recently read and LOVED the same book, so I thought it was only fair for us to jointly review it. Our enthusiasm for Children of Blood and Bone knows no bounds!

M: Holy world building, Batman! This book is fantastic. The world Adeyemi has created is so detailed, the characters are wonderful, even the animals are amazingly described. Add to that the fact that this is a clear allegory to our times and then sit back in awe that this future YA classic is a debut.

Michelle Reviews: Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys is a devastating novel. It will grieve you in the way our news cycle seems to be an unceasing parade of grief. But it is also hopeful, full of compassion, and a compelling case for the fact that "we can all do better, be better, live better." Jerome's story is heartbreaking, and the telling of it is necessary. Just as the telling of Emmett Till's story is necessary, though it so often goes untold.

Katherine Reviews: Furyborn

Furyborn is the latest fantasy novel by Claire Legrand.  When I first saw the blurb for this book I added it to my TBR and scooped up a copy as quickly as possible.

"Two queens will rise. One with the power to save the world. One with the power to destroy it."

That’s all I needed to hear to know I had to read this book!  

The story is told in two points of view, that of Rielle Dardenne and Eliana Ferracora, two fierce women living more than a thousand years apart.  

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