Happy Monday, Boozie Book Nerds!
Friendly reminder that not all lives can matter until black lives do.
What Sam Finished:
- The Discord of Gods by Jenn Lyons: ooooooh holy gods I cannot believe we got approved for an arc of this. As you all know I LOVE this series so fucking much. If you want to know what it’s about, check my review of book 1 since this is book 5. I’m so sad it’s over
- The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri: this is the story of a princess who’s being held prisoner by her brother who conquered this other country that has magic (outlawed) and a woman who has magic posing as the princess’s maid servant. Meh.
What Sam is Currently Reading:
I’m not actually reading anything yet, because Magical Readathon Gear Up starts tomorrow!
It’s been a busy couple of weeks.
What Ginny Finished:
- Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson: I listened to this as an audiobook and absolutely loved it! The youngest daughter of a king gets sent in her older sister’s place to marry a god king and try to stop a war. The growth of all of the characters in this book was delightful! This book was a bit of a slow burn for a while, but the ending was buck wild!
- First Comes Like by Alisha Rai: This is the third book in this series, and it follows Jai, who is a Youtube makeup vlogger, and Dev who is the grandson of Bollywood royalty. She thinks she’s been talking to him for months but it turns out she was catfished but for reasons they need to pretend date. I’ve been reading a lot of fake-dating stories recently which is a little weird. Maybe the universe is telling me something? This wasn’t my favorite in the series (parts of the plot moved WAY too fast), but the main characters are charming and I thought the bits of miscommunication fit them really well.
What Ginny is Currently Reading:
- The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling: I just started reading this so I don’t know much about it. But a witch got drunk after being dumped while a teenager and cast a curse on her ex. Years later they run into each other again and the curse rears it’s ugly head. The prologue didn’t really hook me, but I’m hoping it’ll pick up.
- Strong Female Lead by Arwa Mahdawi: This book is a series of essays about strong women who show leadership that is sometimes overlooked in favor of more masculine styles. The book makes clear that these skills are also found in male leaders, but are typically considered feminine. It’s interesting, but I find I can’t read too much at a time. The book was written during covid, so it’s only missing out on a few recent events. But it covers a lot of heavy topics…
No update from Minda this week
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,
— Sam, Ginny, Minda, and Parker