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Hello lovely readers! What are you currently reading? I’m reading the 14th book of Morganville and I can’t believe I’m almost done with the series. After I finish, I’m going to start my YALC tbr!
This week’s T5W topic is emerald covers in celebration of the May birthstone. I love a good cover, and emerald is such a pretty colour. Here’s some of my favourites!
The first book I spotted on my list was this one! I adore this coloured paperback set and I’m so lucky to have them all.
This cover is so beautiful, as are all of Sarah J Maas’s covers!
Personally, I really like this set and the artwork on them.
Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. The origins of the first ymbryne. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar—known to hide information about the peculiar world—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.
Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar.
I really enjoyed the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series, and this short story collection took me back to the world I loved.
Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali tries her hardest to live up to her conservative Muslim parents’ expectations, but lately she’s finding that harder and harder to do. She rolls her eyes instead of screaming when they blatantly favor her brother and she dresses conservatively at home, saving her crop tops and makeup for parties her parents don’t know about. Luckily, only a few more months stand between her carefully monitored life in Seattle and her new life at Caltech, where she can pursue her dream of becoming an engineer.
But when her parents catch her kissing her girlfriend Ariana, all of Rukhsana’s plans fall apart. Her parents are devastated; being gay may as well be a death sentence in the Bengali community. They immediately whisk Rukhsana off to Bangladesh, where she is thrown headfirst into a world of arranged marriages and tradition. Only through reading her grandmother’s old diary is Rukhsana able to gain some much needed perspective.
Rukhsana realizes she must find the courage to fight for her love, but can she do so without losing everyone and everything in her life?
This is the only book on my list that I haven’t read yet! But it’s on my YALC TBR and I’m super excited for it.
Which emerald covers do you love?
May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽