Basking in the Bounty of the Book Gods

The book gods have been good to me this week. I’m suddenly basking in books that are at the top of my TBR list.

Currently Reading
Julie Bertagna’s Exodus. If you ever read this book, rest assured it gets really good after the first couple of chapters. It’s so imaginative and, as for social commentary, whoah.

Library Holds
Two holds also came through from the happiest place on Earth, my local library:

  • At last, my first Rainbow Rowell book, Fangirl.
  • Leslye Walton’s debut novel, with its simple yet very beautiful cover, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. (I’d like to randomly add that I am mad at the word lavender because it refuses to be spelled — as I perpetually want to write it — like the word calendar.)


Contest Prize
And here’s where I saved the best for last. Along with a nice handwritten note, literary agent Janet “The Shark” Reid mailed me Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows ARC as a prize for winning her recent flash fiction contest. I’m not gonna lie, I worked HARD to win because I REALLY wanted to read Six of Crows, but I had no idea that….


Six of Crows book wings

Fellow book lovers, surely you understand how happy this makes me.

Happy reading!

— Eve Messenger

14 thoughts on “Basking in the Bounty of the Book Gods

  1. Sad to say, I haven’t read Six of Crowns yet. 😯 It’s the hype here at blogsphere but I never got a chance to have a copy. Hahaha. 😂😂😂 Nice books you have there though. 😀 The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender is the best! Anyways, the packaging of Six of Crowns is so adorable! That wings nailed it! 😁😁😁

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  2. First, I am jealous of your Six of Crows book lol And also, I am currently reading Carry On by Rainbow Rowell which to my understanding has a connection to Fangirl. I haven’t read Fangirl, but I think I just might because Carry On has got to be the most hilarious and refreshing book I have read in quite some time 🙂

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  3. I LOVED Fangirl! It reminded me so much of fanfic writing days. Rainbow Rowell has such a great voice too–funny, poignant. I hope you enjoy her book!

    And WOW what a fantastic way to receive an ARC!

    Looking forward to hear your reviews on the other books.


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