My brother some books for Christmas. And myself some books just for fun, but mostly because I’m a psycho freak and can’t control myself at all, it’s a tale as old as time itself.
It’s so nice when you ask your sibling what he wants for Christmas and he says books and you just look at him like finally. Finally I understand why we were put on this earth together. Finally we are one. Finally, you are my ally and I will claim you forevermore.
- Wrecked by Maria Padian
COVER PORN. SERIOUS. COVER. PORN.
Also, don’t you love all these outdoor photos I captured today? I forced my grandma to follow me around outside and take photos of me all morning. She wasn’t pleased.
Everyone on campus has a different version of what happened that night.
Haley saw Jenny return from the party, shell-shocked.
Richard heard Jordan brag about the cute freshman he hooked up with.
When Jenny accuses Jordan of rape, Haley and Richard are pushed to opposite sides of the school’s investigation. Now conflicting versions of the story may make bringing the truth to light nearly impossible–especially when reputations, relationships, and whole futures are riding on the verdict.
Wrecked offers a kaleidoscopic account of a sexual assault on a college campus. It will leave you thinking about how memory, identity, and who sits in judgment shape what we all decide to believe about the truth.
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
I totally bothered this girl that was sitting next to me in the airport reading this book one time for like three hours. I asked her like a thousand and one questions. Still wasn’t satisfied. Took me another three months to finally pick this bestseller up.
In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
I’ll be the first to admit that I picked this one up after several weeks of avoiding it purely because it has bad reviews on Goodreads, just because I can’t deny the amazingness of the cover.
More cover porn.
Plus, I can always add to my sci-fi/fantasy collection.
What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.
Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.
- The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Will read anything that has this cover and is written by that name. Because he is a genius and we all need to worship at his feet.
Erik Larson—author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS—intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World’s Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.
My mom is grumpy at me because we are staying in the same room at my grandparent’s cabin for Christmas and my typing is keeping her up, so I must go.
Good haul though, right?