July Free Choice Genre Discussion

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July Free Choice Genre Discussion

Post by hsimone » 20 Jul 2019, 08:41

Hi everyone! So, I flubbed on this month's poll, so gali suggested we do a free choice month. Though we just had one recently, I'm sure there are many books that on our TBR lists, so we could probably afford another free choice month. :D

Here are some questions to guide discussion for the remainder of this month:
  • Share the book's title and a brief synopsis.
  • What genre(s) would you say the book falls under?
  • Did the author portray the genre well?
  • Is this a genre you tend to lean towards?
  • How did you find out about this book?
  • Who would enjoy the novel?
Thank you for your patience and I hope you enjoy this month's discussion! :techie-studyingbrown:
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Post by gali » 20 Jul 2019, 11:15

I finished The Girl in Red by Christina Henry, a Little Red Riding Hood re-tale. I searched for post-apocalyptic and this book caught my eye. It follows a girl of mixed-race with a prosthetic leg on her own. She is traveling through the forest in a post-apocalyptic world to reach her grandmother. The genre and the world-building were great, but I felt that some things were over the top and the ending was a bit abrupt. Therefore, I rated the book 3 out of 4 stars.
Fans of the genre and the author will enjoy this book.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by hsimone » 24 Jul 2019, 16:06

gali wrote:
20 Jul 2019, 11:15
I finished The Girl in Red by Christina Henry, a Little Red Riding Hood re-tale. I searched for post-apocalyptic and this book caught my eye. It follows a girl of mixed-race with a prosthetic leg on her own. She is traveling through the forest in a post-apocalyptic world to reach her grandmother. The genre and the world-building were great, but I felt that some things were over the top and the ending was a bit abrupt. Therefore, I rated the book 3 out of 4 stars.
Fans of the genre and the author will enjoy this book.
A Little Red Riding Hood re-tale sounds like a fun read! I actually might up checking this one out since it might be something I could enjoy. Thank you for sharing!
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Post by hsimone » 24 Jul 2019, 16:08

For my free choice, I am currently reading The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst. I've read one of her other books and really liked it, so I decided to give her trilogy a try. So far I'm enjoying the fantasy, but I do find the jumps in time (as years quickly pass by) to be a bit jarring at times. I'll post again once I'm done to see what I thought it fully!
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Post by elenabell » 25 Jul 2019, 00:32

Currently reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I've been meaning to read it for a while now. It's possibly one of the strangest stories I've ever read, but I really like it. His writing is so evocative and the imagery is so powerful. It's interesting also how this particular dystopian world seems to be more relevant to today's society than ever before.

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Post by hsimone » 25 Jul 2019, 19:10

elenabell wrote:
25 Jul 2019, 00:32
Currently reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I've been meaning to read it for a while now. It's possibly one of the strangest stories I've ever read, but I really like it. His writing is so evocative and the imagery is so powerful. It's interesting also how this particular dystopian world seems to be more relevant to today's society than ever before.
Nice! I've been meaning to read Fahrenheit 451, as well. I think there's a TV series out there based on the book? Anyway, I'll be curious to hear how you like it when you're done. Maybe it'll motivate me to bump it up on my TBR list.
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Post by gali » 27 Jul 2019, 00:00

hsimone wrote:
25 Jul 2019, 19:10
elenabell wrote:
25 Jul 2019, 00:32
Currently reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I've been meaning to read it for a while now. It's possibly one of the strangest stories I've ever read, but I really like it. His writing is so evocative and the imagery is so powerful. It's interesting also how this particular dystopian world seems to be more relevant to today's society than ever before.
Nice! I've been meaning to read Fahrenheit 451, as well. I think there's a TV series out there based on the book? Anyway, I'll be curious to hear how you like it when you're done. Maybe it'll motivate me to bump it up on my TBR list.
I have read it and loved it! I think you will like it.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by hsimone » 27 Jul 2019, 08:22

gali wrote:
27 Jul 2019, 00:00
hsimone wrote:
25 Jul 2019, 19:10
elenabell wrote:
25 Jul 2019, 00:32
Currently reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I've been meaning to read it for a while now. It's possibly one of the strangest stories I've ever read, but I really like it. His writing is so evocative and the imagery is so powerful. It's interesting also how this particular dystopian world seems to be more relevant to today's society than ever before.
Nice! I've been meaning to read Fahrenheit 451, as well. I think there's a TV series out there based on the book? Anyway, I'll be curious to hear how you like it when you're done. Maybe it'll motivate me to bump it up on my TBR list.
I have read it and loved it! I think you will like it.
Oh good! I'll have to bump it on my TBR list, then. :tiphat:
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