Sunday, June 23, 2019

Book Ramble - Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food and Love

Hi everyone! Welcome to Nox Reads, I'm "Nox", and I'm so unbelievably blessed to be a part of the HUNGRY HEARTS BLOG TOUR!

Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love

Several amazing bloggers have already posted about their respective stories, so please go check out Vicky's post with everyone's links! For this ramble, I'm going to give a brief review of the anthology as a whole and then briefly focus on one story: Panaderia ~ Pasteleria by Anna-Marie McLemore.

This anthology is most definitely a NEW FAVORITE! It had me laughing, it had me crying (actually crying. I almost never cry when reading), and most of all, it had me feeling as if I was seen. Even in the stories that weren't representing my heritage, there are relatable and important themes that anyone can touch on: grief, love, fear, and duty, just to name some. And the two that did represent my culture (Gimme Some Sugar by Jay Coles for my African-American side and Panadería ~ Pastelería by Anna-Marie McLemore represents my Mexican-American side)... I have never felt so emotionally and culturally connected as I did to those stories. The foods, the music, the overall family dynamics - those just resonated so deeply with me, and I will be forever grateful for getting to read stories that felt so truly and authentically me. Also, the fact that some characters were seen throughout each story (specifically Lila Manzano, whose family owns the panadería and pastelería) made the anthology feel richer in a way. These weren't just isolated characters who disappeared once the story ended. These were thirteen different tales complexly woven together, by thirteen different authors, and they all did an amazing job. If you want stories with magic, representation, and the ability to make you go on an emotional rollercoaster, then I wholeheartedly (ha...ha...okay, that was bad) recommend Hungry Hearts.

Now, it's time for Panaderia ~ Pasteleria!

REPRESENTATION: LGBT+ (Trans love interest), Latinx (Main character, love interest, and their families)

Lila is such a prominent character throughout the anthology. If she pops up, chances are that the main character is feeling down and could use a pick-me-up, and Lila always delivers with some kind words and colorful conchas. That's why I love that when we get to a story centered around her, we see that she isn't as sure and secure with her own feelings. Lila pops in, hands you a concha, and you're feeling better, surer, and ready to take own whatever's eating you. But she can't do that with herself. She struggles with how to tell Gael how she feels about him, how much he means to her, and that starts getting to her. The result is an overall magical story that I adore, one that ends this amazing book beautifully.

The Manzanos own a panadería, and just reading this story makes me crave some bolillos. It makes me think about when my mom decided to have me ditch zero period because "screw it, you're already late" (by like, 5 minutes) and took me to get some warm, fresh, delicious bolillos and pan dulce before heading to first period. It makes me think about heading to La Fama (a panadería in East LA because, while everyone prefers El Gallo Bakery, La Fama Panadería is where it's at and I don't care that every other LA local will disagree with me) with my Gramps and begging him to let me get some arroz con leche or flan in a cup along with my pan dulce. It makes me think of simpler memories with my family, small moments where we decided to go and get some pan dulce (occasionally my grandma would buy champurrado from the store next door, but now we get it from the back of someone's trunk in a supermarket while we buy tres leche - as all true locals should [I'm kidding, please don't buy food out of the back of someone's truck... unless you're with an adult]). This story hit me with pieces of my culture that I love, pieces that it celebrated, and I love it for that.

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So in order to celebrate culture even more, I made two different playlists on Spotify! One is specifically Latin music, songs that either I or my friends have grown up with or listened to once we got older. The other one, however, after weeks of thought ... is a collaborative playlist that I hope others will add to! Add your culture's music, the music you grew up listening to or listen to now. I want this to be a group effort, and I challenge all of the other members of the blog tour to put in at least one song (or let me know a song so that I can try and add it for you)! Thank you to Ari, Jessica, and Jules for giving me some songs to start this playlist off. And if you're like me, and maybe didn't grow up listening to a whole lot of music from your background, then I hope you find this playlist as a way to connect to a piece of yourself, the way I did when I read the book. And I hope that everyone finds this as a way to connect with others.

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Well everyone, thank you for reading! I sincerely hope that you all pick up a copy of Hungry Hearts as soon as possible, it's truly an amazing book. The tour info and book synopsis will be put down below! And in the comments, please leave me with one song you grew up listening to!

~ Nox

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June 10th – Introduction
Vicky (Welcome + Interview)

June 11th – Karuna Riazi
Naadhira (Review)

June 12th – Rin Chupeco
Bianca (Review + Creative Post) & Kate (Review + Recipe)

June 13th – Jay Coles
Nikki (Review + Creative Post)

June 14th – Elsie Chapman
Kevin (Review + Creative Post) & Natalia (Review + Creative Post)

June 15th – Sara Farizan
Em (Review)

June 16th – Caroline T. Richmond
Lili (Review + Creative Post) & Tiffany (Review + Creative Post) 

June 17th – Adi Alsaid
Moon (Review + Creative Post)

June 18th – Sandhya Menon
Aimal (Review + Aesthetic/Mood board) & Nia (Review + Fave Quotes)

June 19th – S. K. Ali
Mish (Review + Creative Post)

June 20th – Phoebe North
Kayla (Review + Aesthetic/Mood board)

June 21st – Rebecca Roanhorse
Lila (Review + Aesthetic/Mood board) & AJ (Review + Aesthetic/Mood board)

June 22nd – Sangu Mandanna
Nandini (Review + Creative Post) & Prags (Review + Fave Quotes)

June 23rd – Anna-Marie McLemore
Nox (Review + Creative Post) 

June 24th – Closing
CW (Review + Food Crawl)

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Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love edited by Elsie Chapman & Caroline Tung Richmond
Hardcover, 352 pages
June 18th 2019 by Simon Pulse
From some of your favorite bestselling and critically acclaimed authors—including Sandhya Menon, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Rin Chupeco—comes a collection of interconnected short stories that explore the intersection of family, culture, and food in the lives of thirteen teens.
A shy teenager attempts to express how she really feels through the confections she makes at her family’s pasteleria. A tourist from Montenegro desperately seeks a magic soup dumpling that could cure his fear of death. An aspiring chef realizes that butter and soul are the key ingredients to win a cooking competition that could win him the money to save his mother’s life.
Welcome to Hungry Hearts Row, where the answers to most of life’s hard questions are kneaded, rolled, baked. Where a typical greeting is, “Have you had anything to eat?” Where magic and food and love are sometimes one and the same.
Told in interconnected short stories, Hungry Hearts explores the many meanings food can take on beyond mere nourishment. It can symbolize love and despair, family and culture, belonging and home.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Greek Gods Book Tag!

Hi everyone! Welcome to Nox Reads, I'm "Nox", and these are my answers for the Greek Gods Book Tag!


Thank you, Leisha, for tagging me! I know it's been a couple of months, but I can't wait to finally answer!

1. Zeus (King of the Gods) - My Favorite Book
Fairest

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine is my go-to answer for "What is your favorite book?". I haven't read it in over 7 years, and I remember the way it made me feel when I did. Aza's ugliness, her voice, her personality, and her quest were all incredibly important to a little girl who felt ugly but felt the power of music. And I'll always be appreciative of that, even if I don't sing anymore.

2. Hera (Queen of the Gods) - A Bad*** Female Character
Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)

Audrey-Rose Wadsworth from the Stalking Jack the Ripper series feels like the perfect example for a bad-*** female character. I love that her strength doesn't come from her being "not like other girls" or from her looking down on them, but rather from her willingness to appreciate her girly side and also venture into a field that she's passionate about, even if men dominate it. I don't see Audrey Rose as looking down on other women, but rather as her looking down on the roles society requires them to play. And I think that is strength in itself.

3. Janus (God of Beginnings) - My Favorite Debut(s) 
Nocturna (A Forgery of Magic, #1)


This is a bit of a cheat since I actually haven't read Nocturna by Maya Motayne, but 1) I apparently don't read many debuts and 2) let's be honest, I'm totally going to love this book. It's a LATINX FANTASY for crying out loud! This is my ish! From the few pages I have read, I'm enjoying Alfie's angst, and I can't wait to dive into the rest.


4. Athena (Goddess of Wisdom) - My Favorite Nonfiction Book


I don't really read nonfiction, so I don't have an answer for this.

5. Aphrodite (Goddess of Love) - A Book I Adore and Recommend Everyone Read

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)


Say it with me folks: "Is it really a Nox Reads post if she doesn't mention the Raven Cycle series?"  NO IT ISN'T! 

I flippin' adore this book, I adore the magic of it, I adore the Gangsey, I adore Noah specifically, and I adore their quest. And I highly recommend you read it because it's AWESOME.

6. Hades (God of the Underworld) - An Evil Book I Wish Didn't Exist


Romeo and Juliet

To constrast all of the adoration from the previous question: I flippin' hate this play, I hate the romance in it, I hate everyone except for three characters, I hate Romeo specifically, and I hate the ending. And I HIGHLY recommend reading this play only as a comedy, because that's the way Shakespeare intended it and I flippin' hate this as a "tragic love story". Blah.

7. Poseidon (God of the Sea and Earthquakes) - A Beautiful and Ground-Breaking Book


Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love

Say it with me folks: "I flippin' adore this book. I adore the magic of it..." I'll just stop there. This book is going to be popping up a lot on my blog, my Booktube, and my social media in general, and there's a reason for that - it's absolutely amazing. Hungry Hearts comes out on June 18th, and you better get yourself a copy because trust me, you won't regret it. It makes you feel seen, it makes you feel loved, and it makes you feel hungry.

8. Apollo (God of the Arts) - A Beautiful Book Cover


Daughters Of Nri (The Return of the Earth Mother, #1)

This cover is one of the most magical things I have ever seen in my life, and I love it! The women on the cover are gorgeous, the story sounds amazing, and I can't wait to get a copy so I can ugly-cry over how beautiful it is.

9. Hypnos (God of Sleep) - A Book So Boring I Almost Fell Asleep 

After (After, #1)


I HATE THIS STUPID BOOK SO MUCH! It took me two weeks to finish this stupid, overly-long, pointless drag of a book. There was no plot, the characters all suck, and it was an overall waste of time that made me want to rage-quit.

10. Hermes (Messenger of the Gods) - A Book I Sped Through


Caraval (Caraval, #1)

On the other hand, though, I listened to the audiobook for Caraval, and it was absolutely magical! I fell in love with it, and I can't wait to read Finale! Hopefully it's as binge-able as Caraval - I finished it all in one night!

And speaking of finished, we have reached the end of the tag. Thank you so much for reading, I really appreciate it! Have a great day!

~ Nox

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorites I'd Like to Revisit

Hi everyone! Welcome to Nox Reads, I'm "Nox", and since Top 5 Wednesday is on hiatus for the summer, I'm revisiting previous prompts that I never participated in! The one I'm choosing for this week is Favorites I'd Like to Revisit.


1. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)

Let's just get The Raven Cycle out of the way, shall we? I picked The Dream Thieves instead of The Raven Boys because as much as I love it, I almost didn't finish the first book. The Dream Thieves is my favorite in the series though, and I would love to relive every part of it!

2. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)

I still need to finish Muse of Nightmares but I absolutely adore Strange the Dreamer! The writing is so magical, and I would love to fall in love with Lazlo Strange all over again.

3. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)


It would be great to experience the magic of Harry Potter all over again! Although, the more I think about it, the more I realize I'd also experience the heartache of Harry Potter all over again... this one is up to debate.




4. Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food and Love by Elsie Chapman

Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love


I was lucky enough to read this anthology as an eARC, and my book ramble will be coming out soon! Thirteen different stories, thirteen different cultures, and thirteen different authors! Everything is tied together so neatly, and I absolutely adore this book! Hungry Hearts comes out on June 18th.




5. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Radio Silence

My friend Jules got me to read Radio Silence last March and it quickly became one of my favorite books! I don't know what else to say, but I did write a book ramble about it that I'll leave here!

Thank you for reading! What book would you like to revisit?

~ Nox

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Top 5 Wednesday: Emerald Covers

Hi everyone! Welcome to Nox Reads, I'm "Nox", and this week's prompt for Top 5 Wednesday is Books with Emerald Covers!


I didn't realize how few books there are with emerald covers until I tried to make this list! It's hard for me to find vibrant green books, most of them are red or blue. Disclaimer: I've only read two of these, the rest are here because of the covers. Let's begin!

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Emerald Green (Precious Stone Trilogy, #3)

Emerald Green is the final book in the Ruby Red/Precious Stone trilogy, which follows a teen girl named Gwen who is thrust into the world of time travel. While Ruby Red has been on my To-Read shelf for a while, it isn't high on the list, so I don't know when I'll get to Emerald Green. Although the cover is gorgeous!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)

For those of you who don't know (*cough* my mother *cough*), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth book in the Harry Potter series. This is one out of two books on this list that I've read, and while it isn't my favorite (Prisoner of Azkaban), I do adore it.

The Last Life of Prince Alastor (The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding, #2)

The Last Life of Prince Alastor is the second book in the Prosper Redding series, which follows a young boy (I think he's supposed to be twelve?) named Prosper Redding, who is possessed by a demon called Prince Alastor. Alastor is hellbent on destroying Prosper's family because of a deal gone south with Prosper's great-great-times-infinity grandfather, and Prosper and his friends team up to try and stop him. I just bought The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding and I can't wait to get into it!

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)

I absolutely LOVED The Gilded Wolves! It's a mixture of historical fiction, fantasy, and politics, and it's amazing. I do want to say that although the book focuses heavily on a found family and a heist, this book isn't Six of Crows, so please don't go into it comparing the two. Both are amazing books in their own rights, and I think that this one has a lot to offer. I can't wait for The Silvered Serpents to come out next year!

Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)

FOOLS! YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD GET THROUGH A NOX READS POST WITHOUT ME MENTIONING MAGGIE STIEFVATER? MUAHUAHUA!

In my defense, I didn't know this book was green until I looked it up. Each of the books in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series is a different color: Shiver is blue, Linger is green, and Forever is red. Although, to be honest, I was tempted to just throw Blue Lily, Lily Blue in here for good measure. I do own Shiver, and I will read it at some point, but I haven't gotten around to it yet!

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Well, everyone, this was my post for this week's T5W! Please let me know which of these covers you think is the best? I do prefer the OwlCrate cover for The Gilded Wolves, because I'm not a fan of gold, and they replaced it with silver.

Have a great day!

~ Nox

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Game of Thrones Book Tag!

Hi everyone! Welcome to Nox Reads, I'm "Nox", and tonight is the series finale of Game of Thrones, so why not do the Game of Thrones Book Tag!


I was tagged by Leisha at Literary Leisha, so please go and check their blog out!

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House Lannister: Hear Me Roar | Name a book that you originally loved, but upon a re-read realized that it wasn't so great after all

Keeper of the Lost Cities (Keeper of the Lost Cities, #1)


I haven't actually reread any books recently that I didn't enjoy. I will say though that I'm planning on rereading Keeper of the Lost Cities by Sharon Messenger, and as much as I remember loving it, I don't think it'll hold up.

House Stark: Winter is Coming | Name your most anticipated release of 2019.


Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer #1)


Would this be a Nox Reads post if I didn't mention Maggie Stiefvater? Call Down the Hawk comes out this November and I can't wait!

House Targaryen: Fire and Blood | Name a book that you felt completely slayed with fantastic characters, plot, pacing, etc. 



Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)

I know that Strange the Dreamer can be slow-paced for a lot of people, but I feel like the time was needed to truly care for Lazlo and Sarai. And yes, I'm in love with Lazlo Strange.

House Baratheon: Ours is the Fury | Name a book that ended with a cliffhanger ending that genuinely *****ed you off.


A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2)


SERIOUSLY, YOU'RE GOING TO LEAVE US HANGING LIKE THAT? I can't imagine how it would have felt to wait a year for A Conjuring of Light after that cliffhanger.

House Martell: Unbowed. Unbent. Unbroken | Name a book/series that's been on your TBR since the dawn of time.


Inkheart (Inkworld, #1)


For this, I went to the beginning of my TBR shelf on Goodreads! Inkheart by Cornelia Funke has been on my TBR since May of 2013, apparently. I definitely need to read it one day!

House Bolton: Our Blades are Sharp | Name the most graphic/disturbing book you've ever read.


Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)


Six of Crows because of the eyeball scene *shivers*


House Tyrell: Growing Strong | Name a book/series that gets better and better with every re-read.


The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

Ya'll saw this coming.
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Well everyone, this has been the Game of Thrones Book Tag! I hope everyone survives the finale, because I doubt that the characters will.

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If anyone gives you grief for crying at tonight's episode, take a sharp object and stick them with the pointy end!

~ Nox

Thursday, May 16, 2019

#breakthestigma Book Ramble - Radio Silence

Hi everyone! Welcome to Nox Reads, I'm "Nox", and Radio Silence by Alice Oseman is pure gold, a NEW FAVORITE!


Radio Silence

"Hello. I hope somebody is listening."

TRIGGER WARNING: Abuse, Anxiety, Mentions of Suicide (one character worries that a friend is going to attempt), Death Threats

REPRESENTATION: POC (biracial main character , POC love interest), LGBTQ+ (demisexual main character, lesbian main character, gay love interest)

For Mental Health Month, I want to review books with mental health rep! My first in these (known as #breakthestigma book rambles) is going to be Radio Silence.

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S P O I L E R - F R E E  T A L K 

I absolutely adore this book.

I love it more than words can express, but since this is a book blog, I'll do my best. When it comes down to characters or plot, I will always pick characters. They're what drives the story for me, and I can't think of a better example than in Radio Silence. I don't know if there really is a plot (there's a story, most definitely, but I can't think of a definitive plot?), but it's a story between two neighbors with a shared passion that become best friends. And I think that's one of the best parts, Frances and Aled are just friends. I can't think of books with platonic relationships, and I love the friendship between Aled and Frances. Frances isn't afraid to say how much she loves him:

"I couldn't quite believe how much I seriously loved Aled Last, even if it wasn't in the ideal way that would make it socially acceptable to live together until we die."

"And I'm platonically in love with you."
"That was literally the boy-girl version of 'no homo', but I appreciate the sentiment."

Aled and Frances have such an intense and real friendship. They understand each other, they're there for each other. They're actual friendship goals.

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There's a serious contrast between Frances' friendship with Aled and the one she has with her school friends. Where she says they treat her like she has no life experiences and is just a study nerd...I felt that. Because somebody would rather stay home and read/draw/etc than party and stuff, others feel like they need to bring them out to the world and stuff. Friends think they're being helpful and caring but they're not, especially for people who aren't comfortable around that kind of stuff. And she says things that kind of imply that she's a different, lesser version of herself around them, and I felt that too. Even with friends that I love to death, my "best friends", I feel that. And it made Frances all so much more real for me.

Frances also has a different relationship with her mom. Even though her mom doesn't quite understand UniverseCity or why it's so important to Frances, she knows it means a lot to her. Her first instinct is to protect Frances, to make sure nobody was trying to steal her art, but when Frances considers not doing it, she automatically encourages her. The two are so close and open about everything, and you can tell how much they mean to each other. Frances mentions that people react weirdly when they see her with her mom (her mom is white and Frances is darker because her dad is black), so I'd imagine that has some to do with their relationship. Her mom supports her friendship with Aled (There's a scene when he comes over at like midnight to help Frances study and she's just like "Awesome, want some hot chocolate?"). She just wants her daughter to be happy, and I love that.

Most of all though, I love how Alice Oseman shows Frances with her anxiety. As someone with anxiety, hearing Frances rambling and then thinking right away about how she should've said something else or how she shouldn't have said anything else is very relatable. It's something that I do a lot, and in a genre where it feels like main characters are always so sure of themselves, I appreciate it. I also understood when Frances said that she wasn't funny around her friends, that with them she was boring, to the point where she picked out her outfit and tried to say stuff that the others would wear and agree with. I've always felt like I'm different parts of myself around different people - that nobody really gets the entirety of me. And I know how it is to want to be somewhere else but feel pressured to stay (hello, prom) and how in order to feel accepted, to try to imitate other people that are (which was pretty much me during all of elementary and middle school). Frances is the first character that I've read that I have seen so much of this in, and it definitely made me feel less crazy and less alone, and I will always be grateful for that.

"They only like school Frances though, not real Frances."

I felt this. SO. much. 

At the same time, I also relate to Aled. I know what it's like to have an online place where you try to be yourself, the way that Aled does. That's what this blog is for me, that's what my Twitter and Instagram are, etc. They're my little corner away from reality, so I understood why UniverseCity is so important to Aled.

Also, just really quick, Aled Last and Frances Janvier are precious nerds that need to be protected at all costs.

My spoiler-free question is: do you have that little corner away from reality? Obviously you don't need to say what it is - I would never want to take that from you, but do you have somewhere safe? I literally had to tell my mother yesterday that I don't want her to know what my Bookstagram is, not because I talk about her or anything, but because it's just mine. Thankfully, my grandma was able to explain it for me.

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S P O I L E R  T A L K 

I don't have much to say for the spoiler talk other than this: Carol Last is the worst. Crazy psycho who kills her son's freaking dog and chases him with scissors. It was so hard to read scenes with her in them - I can't imagine how it would feel to live them.

Also, the very ending gave me chills. In the very best possible way.

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Anyways, this is an incredibly long and heavy post, but I hope you enjoyed it! If you haven't read Radio Silence, I hope you pick it up!

Thanks for reading!

~ Nox

Thursday, April 4, 2019

#UnsolvedAThon TBR

Hi everyone! Welcome to Nox Reads, I'm "Nox", and I'm participating in #UnsolvedAThon this month!

For #UnsolvedAThon, you can choose between two different paths: Ryan or Shane. Each path has ten different prompts, with two skips possible. So for this, I chose Ryan!

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With that said, here's my TBR!

The Search of the Mysterious Mothman - Read a book about a mythical creature/monster.
A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely, #1)

This is probably cheating, but since it's a Beauty and the Beast retelling (and I'm using it for OWLS) I'm counting the Beast as a monster. I'm incredibly excited to get into this (and it has cerebral palsy rep!).

The Chilling Mystery of the Black Dahlia - Read a very well-known/famous book
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

It feels like everybody but me has read this book, and while I'm not sure if I'm going to enjoy it, I've decided to read it anyways.

The Murders That Haunt the Lizzie Borden House - Read a book with an anti-hero/villain as the main character
Vicious (Villains, #1)

I've had Vicious on my TBR for such a long time! I'm incredibly excited to get to it, and once again, this is part of my OWLS TBR as well.

The Grisly Murders of Jack the Ripper - Read a book about a serial killer/murderer.
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

I wanted to read The Diviners a few months ago but it wasn't available in my library. I've already checked out the next two books, and since it's about someone trying to catch a murderer, I figured it counts.

Roswell's Bizarre UFO Crash - Read a book involving aliens/outer space.
Unearthed (Unearthed, #1)

Since Aurora Rising is coming out in May, I want to read more of Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman's books. Unearthed involves aliens (because Amie Kaufman is a sci-fi queen) and I can't wait to get to it!

The Enigmatic Death of the Isdal Woman - Read a book involving spies.
- SKIP -
I can't think of any books with spies, so I'm using my first skip.

The Haunting of Hannah Williams - Read a book involving ghosts or spirits.
My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)

Yes, I was supposed to read this book last month, but unfortunately, I had to return it to the library. I am about halfway through and now that I have the book back, I definitely want to finish it!

The Historic Disappearance of Louis LePrince - Read an unknown book/a book that has less than 500 ratings on Goodreads.
Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love

So I have an eARC for this, and I am so excited about this anthology! I'm also using this for my OWLS, and I know I will definitely get to this in April.

The Haunted Town of Tombstone - Read a book about an outlaw.
- SKIP -
I don't know any books with outlaws, so this is my second skip.

The Odd Vanishing of Amelia Earhart - Read a book with a female main character.
Reflection (Twisted Tales, #4)

And for my final book, I'm going to read Reflection by Elizabeth Lim! I absolutely adore fairytale retellings, and I am definitely going to enjoy this (and yes, this is also for OWLS).

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Well, everyone, that was my #UnsolvedAThon TBR! Are there any books on this list that you are going to read? Please let me know!

Thank you for reading!

~ Nox