Exploring My Bookshelves: I Do Not Like Green Eggs and Ham

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme co-hosted by Shannon @ For The Love of Words and Victoria @ Addlepates and Book Nerds. Each week we’re given a new theme and we get to talk about one book that relates to it.


This week’s theme is:

Green Cover (Emerald birthstone)

Which is wonderfully fitting because that’s my birthstone! My birthday is at the end of May and I’m hopping with excitement because aren’t birthdays just so terribly wonderulWell, they should be anyway. I also think that green books are the best because green can be a pretty dang awesome colour and I feel like it’s one that’s hardly used! (If you want to see a really pertty green cover, you should check out The Inquisition by Taran Matharu which just came out).

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Young Adult
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Published: January 2014
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Pages: 461 {paperback}

As you can see I have a few delightfully green books (and can I have a medal for holding them all? Yes? Thank you). I thought I’d talk about Fangirl today though.

I’m currently half way through the book (although it’s on hold because this week is RYBSAT and Fangirl is not part of my TBR) and I’m LOVING it. I feel like it sums me up so well, what with Cath being so socially inept and completely introvert. Plus emergency dance parties are very important and serious things. I don’t have anxiety or anything like that myself but I do think that this is must-read for people who want to understand it better. This book really gets under your skin and walks you around. I feel like I have social anxiety when I read this – which whilst being somewhat disconcerting is a good way to understand what other people are going through.

I’m hoping this book will continue to surprise me with how amazing it is and oh boy, I need, I NEED, Carry On now. Simon and Baz are amazing and it’s absolutely cruel to keep reading snippets of her fanfiction without being able to actually read it. GAH.

If you haven’t read this book yet, or if it’s not on your TBR, then QUICK add it. It’s such a great read and I think a very important one, too.


 What’s a book that opened your eyes to something?

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~


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