Advent Calendar Challenge Day Twenty-Four
Still looking for last minute gifts? Or just want a book to cozy up with next to the fire while smelling the sweet scent of pine? You’ve come to the right place! Below are five books that I have read lately that I think you might enjoy. For more great reads, check out my usual reading list under the writing tab on my website!
These books are in no particular order.
- The Möbius Strip Club of Grief by Bianca Stone While this is a poetry collection, I would still put it on my must-read list. It is edgy and unique with a common thread throughout the poems connecting back to the idea of a burlesque=style purgatory. While it is obviously for more mature readers, I think it could be enjoyed by anyone 16 or older because it does contain important themes and the mature themes are all in good taste and put there with a purpose.
- The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis Any books by Fiona Davis are a home run. This was the first work of hers that I read, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a strong female lead, history, and mystery. I had a great time following along with the characters and figuring out how the storylines were weaved together. This isn’t a young adult book, but readers from age sixteen and up can definitely enjoy this one.
- Light Years by Kass Morgan I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. While it is on the younger side and definitely for a young adult audience, it was still intriguing and fun for a short read.
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer Another young adult book! Books like these are great when you want a lighter, more palatable read. This is now one of my favorite young adult books, and the series also managed to pull me in. The fairytale elements were masterfully included in a way that still felt very fresh.
- After the Fire by Will Hill While I would consider this to be a young adult book, it can be very intense and so I would only recommend it for ages sixteen or seventeen and up. It explores the mind of someone who has been trained very differently than us, but puts her in a place in our world. Fabulous for anyone interested in what happens to people due to cults or fanatical religious groups.
I hope you enjoy any of these books if you decide to read them! And happy Christmas Eve!