A few weeks ago I was tagged by Rebecca @mylifeasasportsfangirl to do the Anything But Books Tag. Thank you for tagging me, Rebecca! It's nice to take a break from books and talk about other things. This tag was originally created by Reador Rot.
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable.
My September wrap-up and October TBR.
Overall, I enjoyed reading this anthology. I decided to read one a day and this made the experience really fun, so I would definitely recommend reading it that way. This book is a collection of short stories by various young adult authors. There is commentary at the end of each story by a BookTuber that gave the author a prompt. The prompts all have something to do with villains.
I'm so excited to be getting back into Top 5 Wednesday! I missed the last few weeks. The topic for today is "books to read without the synopsis". I love this topic, because there are so many books that are best to read without looking at the blurb on the back. And it is always great to be pleasantly surprised about a book you knew nothing about.
Emily Duran is the only survivor of a plane crash that left her stranded in the Amazon jungle. Along with five other of her classmates, she spent her days struggling against the harsh conditions and dealing with their different views on how to survive. In their unique predicament, a new way of living is discovered filled with power struggles, betrayals, secrets and lies. When Emily is rescued, she must explain to everyone why she is the last left alive.
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera follows Mateo and Rufus as they find out that they both only have one day left to live. After receiving a call from Death-Cast, they seek each other out through the Last Friend app and have one last day of adventure.
The Top 5 Wednesday topic this Wednesday is "Children's Books". I have really fond memories of the books I read as a kid so it wasn't too hard to come up with a list. I don't think I've read a kid's book since I was an actual kid so I can barely remember what they are about, but here are five nonetheless.
Hush Little Baby by Joanna Barnard follows three people part of the same family: Sally, Richard and Martha. After Sally and Richard's baby boy, Oliver, breaks his arm, doctors believe it has to have been caused by one of the family members. Secrets from the mother, father and sister quickly come out.
This week's Top 5 Wednesday post is 'Side Ships'. Because I have a bad memory, I am going to mainly choose from television shows.