Book Traveling Thursdays // Any Book You Want

Book Traveling Thursdays - Blogger's Choice

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly feature created by Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much that highlights book covers from around the world.

This week’s theme is “any book you want,” and I chose We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. This was a book I originally read in college when I was working on my thesis about female friendships in Gothic Literature.

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Book Traveling Thursdays // A Book Every Book Lover Should Read

Book Traveling Thursdays - A Book Every Book Lover Should Read

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly feature created by Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much that highlights book covers from around the world.

This week’s theme is “a book that every book lover should read.” For this prompt, I chose Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. I remember reading this book in late middle school or early high school and it made a lasting impression on me, and I think all age groups can get a lot out of it.

I think my key takeaway, both then and as an adult looking back on the book, is to embrace what makes us different and to not let anyone squash that part of us because it’s strange and makes them uncomfortable.

Now, onto the covers.

Book Traveling Thursdays // Book Featuring Your Favorite Friendship + Special Announcement

Book Traveling Thursdays - Featuring Friendship

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly feature created by Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much that highlights book covers from around the world.

This week, I chose Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. This book not only features one of my favorite friendships, but one of my favorite quotes about friendship.

It’s like being in love, discovering your best friend.

Now, onto the covers!

Book Traveling Thursdays // First Book in a Series You Hope to Start Soon

Book Traveling Thursdays - First Book In a Series

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly feature created by Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much that highlights book covers from around the world.

This week’s theme is “the first book in a series you hope to start soon.”

I chose Annihilation by Jeff VenderMeer. It’s the first novel in the Southern Reach trilogy, about the twelfth expedition into Area X. The group, composed of four women are tasked with mapping the terrain and recording all their observations of themselves and one another.

It sounds like a promising first book in this series that has a bit of a sci-fi take to it, and I feel like it might be right up my alley. So, I am hoping to actually move this to the top of my TBR list next month.

Now, onto the covers!

Book Traveling Thursdays // A Victim of a Too Big TBR Pile

Book Traveling Thursdays - A Victim of Your Huge TBR Pile

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly feature created by Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much that highlights book covers from around the world.

This weeks theme is a book that you still want to read this year that has fallen victim to your too-big to-be-read pile.

For this prompt I chose Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. I had the best intentions when I went on vacation last October to finally read this. The problem was there was lots of wind and the paperback pages kept flying around so I opted for my e-reader and digital galleys instead.

But, I still want to read this book, so…onto the covers!

Book Traveling Thursdays // Throwback Edition

Book Traveling Thursdays - Throwback Thursday

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly feature created by Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much that highlights book covers from around the world.

This weeks theme is #ThrowbackThursday. We’re revisiting books we read years ago, and taking a look at their covers.

For this prompt, I chose The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. I read this book back in 2010, I think, after it had been sitting on my shelf for a while. At the time, I was in college, working in a bakery on vacation, and I had no idea what the big deal was about a new iPhone.

When I picked up The Book of Lost Things, I knew that it was a fantasy story, about a boy who falls into a world like his own during World War II, that’s populated by monsters and heroes as he goes on a quest to save his half-brother.

I remember really liking the book and thinking it was a very original concept, and you have to remember, this was before Once Upon a Time became a thing.

Now, onto the covers.

Book Traveling Thursdays // A Book With a Yellow Cover

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly feature created by Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much that highlights book covers from around the world.

This weeks theme is a book that originally had a yellow cover.

For this week’s book I chose Good As Gone by Amy Gentry. I read this book in about three days last year, finishing it on a plane trip to Maui, and it’s an interesting story about a young girl who disappears and then suddenly shows up on her parents doorstep. I picked the book up in part because of the striking yellow cover.

I am hoping to write a review a full review of this book in the next couple of weeks.

So let’s take a look at the covers.

Book Traveling Thursdays // A Book You Want to Read This Summer

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly feature created by Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much that highlights book covers from around the world.

This weeks theme is summer reading!

One book I have had on my list forever that I’ve been really wanting to read, that I’ve just picked up is The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty.

I will confess I don’t plan on reading this book so much as listening to it on long drives, but it still seems like the perfect summer book with a bit of romance and a hint of suspense.

Book Traveling Thursdays // A Soon-To-Be Classic

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly feature created by Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much that highlights book covers from around the world.

This week, the theme is our favorite cozy reads for the start of fall.

This week I chose Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. This book is a scary dystopian story that starts off a trilogy.

While Atwood is probably going to go down in the speculative fiction canon for works like The Handmaid’s Tale, I feel like Oryx and Crake will be a significant piece in how humans consume technology, and should be part of the classic canon.

Now, onto the covers!

Book Traveling Thursdays // A Warm, Cozy Read

13-cozy-fall-readBook Traveling Thursdays is a weekly feature created by Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much that highlights book covers from around the world.

This week, the theme is our favorite cozy reads for the start of fall.

I chose The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. This book is warm and cozy, and a little bit spooky, perfect for a crisp fall evening by the fire.