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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
- Clarity – Kim Harrington
- The Last Dragon – Jane Yolen (ARC)
- A Calm Whisper: Art Unseen and Stories Untold – Akshat Singhal
- The Way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson
- City of Bones – Cassandra Claire
- Eve – Anna Carey (ARC)
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What is the one (or maybe two) qualities a book must have for you to pass it along to your best friend as a “must-read”?
For Fiction: The main thing that I have to have is a plot that draws me in. It has to have that “just one more page” factor, where you just keep reading despite the fact that you really should stop. The other quality lies in the characters. It has to have characters that I like reading about and want to know more of. There are some books that I rate with 3 or 4 stars but can have characters that I just want to kick in the face, and because of that they usually don’t get recommended.
For Nonfiction: It must be written a com pealing, rich or unique way. That way it won’t read like a dry text book. It would also be good if it had some sort of emotional value to it, whither that be shock, sadness, jot, etc. If you makes you feel something then it’s worth reading.