Graphic Novel Recommendations | The Awkward Book Blogger

I don’t know about you, but I love graphic novels. They’re a quick way to read a story with beautiful artwork. The only way I’ve been able to keep up with my reading goals every year was because of graphic novels. That being said, I’d like to think that I’ve read a lot of graphic novels in my time, and I’m excited to finally share my recommendations!

For the most part, I read a lot of middle grade/young adult graphic novels with a sprinkling of books targeted towards adults. They’re mostly in the fantasy or contemporary fiction genre.

If you don’t have enough time to commit to a full novel or just want to spruce up your TBR, this is the right place for you!

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The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag | The Awkward Book Blogger

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Six months of 2020 have officially passed, and my, were they a very eventful six months (to put it nicely)! Now that we are officially in the second half of the year, I thought now would be a great time to recap the books I read in the past half year. Rather than going on and on about each and every book that I read, I thought this mid-year book freak out tag does a good job of asking the essential bookish questions.

Let’s just dive right into the questions!

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Rage and Ruin by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book Review

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Rage and Ruin (The Harbinger, #2) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutTitle: Rage and Ruin
Series: The Harbinger, #2
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Genre: YA, fantasy, romance
Pages: 576
My Rating: ★★★★☆
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There are no spoilers of Rage and Ruin in this review!

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Summer Bucket List Book Tag | The Awkward Book Blogger

June is finally here, which means summer has started! That means no classes, endless sweat, and the feeling that the Sun is trying to fry you alive. (Can you tell that I don’t really like the summer heat?)

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I thought it would be a fun idea to do this tag as a way of celebrating the start of summer. However, to make this tag a little more challenging, I’m only going to use the books that I’ve read so far in 2020 to answer the prompts.

The Rules:

  • Link back to the original creator in your post.
  • Feel free to use any of the tag graphics in your post, or create your own!
  • Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them.

All of the graphics in this post are made by Tiffany.

Let’s jump right in!

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What I’ve Been Doing During Quarantine

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I thought I’d make this post to give people who are struggling to fill their time during this quarantine period some ideas. I’d like to preface this post by saying that I am a college student on summer vacation, meaning that I have a lot of time on my hands. I am not an essential worker, so I’m doing my part by staying inside and social distancing as much as possible. I know that there are people who have jobs, and don’t have the free time that I do. But if you do find yourself with some time on your hands and having no idea what to do with it, maybe some of these things will inspire you.

[Author’s note: I’m new to this whole block editor thing, so if things look wonky, I apologize in advanced. I’m still learning how to use this new version of editor.]

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The Aurora Cycle Dream Cast

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been obsessed with anything that Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff writes together since their Illuminae Files series. They recently released the sequel to their newest series (The Aurora Cycle), and I haven’t stopped thinking about the book ever since. (I mean, look at the squad! If they don’t look badass, I don’t know who does.)

I have yet to read Aurora Burning, but I thought it would be fun to make a dream cast for the characters to get into the spirit of things. I will be casting a new character, so if you haven’t read Aurora Rising (the first book), please do that first before reading this post because there are spoilers.

Just to reiterate: there are spoilers from Aurora Rising in this post. Proceed with caution.

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