I saw this tag on The Orangutan Librarian and just knew I had to do it, too! I’m a massive Marvel fan and I’m equally stoked and dreading the release of Avengers: End Game. I am not ready for this chapter of the Marvel Cineverse to be over with! I’ve grown to love, adore and (sometimes) hate these characters. (I wasn’t a massive Capt fan for a while, ok??) I saw Captain Marvel last weekend and was blown away! Brie Larson has been my favorite actress for years so I was really excited whenever it was released that she would be playing Carol Danvers and she definitely didn’t disappoint! I’m happy to know that characters like Captain Marvel, Black Panther and Spider-Man will be continuing because I do love those characters, as well!
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A more recent read would be Rayne & Delilah’s Midnight Matinee. You can see my review for this book here. I was curious when I heard Zentner was trying to go more for humor rather than tear your heart out and crying a river. I was surprised when there were times that I was actually giggling out loud! The sarcasm in this book is real and I love it. (Of course, I also cried a little too because it IS a Jeff Zentner book, is it not?)
I honestly didn’t think I would like this book as much as I did. Dumplin’ has such great body positivity and fat rep. Willowdean loved herself for who she was and didn’t care if no one else thought the same. Super cute, super great. Highly recommend! Also the movie adaptation on Netflix was incredible!
I’m going to go with another recent read here (review) and say Jay, Bri’s mom, from On the Come Up. She has gone through so much negativity in her life. To see her sober and working so hard to make her both of her kids lives better, its admirable. She really, really loves her 2 kids and it shows.
Everything about this book drives me up the freaking wall. The protagonist is annoying. Her love interests are assholes and creepy. They think the can control her and SHE LETS THEM. Alyssa is always waiting for Jeb or Morpheus (also, what kind of names are those??) to save the day instead of doing things herself. JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE A GIRL DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE NOT CAPABLE OF DOING THINGS. For fricks sake. I hate this book so much. It started off SO well, too. I really thought I was going to like this book and then around the 40% mark, things just went to shit.
This made me realize that I don’t read very many books with kick ass female protagonists and that makes me pretty sad. Please feel free to leave recommendations for me! Anyway, I’ve mentioned this book multiple times, but it’s still one of my favorites. Bad ass female pirates? Hell yes, sign me up!
I’m not sure if I’ve spoken about this book on here before, but A Mad, Wicked Folly is one of my favorite historical fictions. It’s basically about women supporting women in early 1900s London around the suffrage movement. Vicky is a very independent character who just wants to be free to do as she pleases and not care about what society thinks of her. Also this book features one of my favorite book boyfriends, William Fletcher. Read it!
I randomly picked this book up from the library when it first came out, not knowing anything about it. I was in a huge thriller mood and the premise of this sounded interesting, so I figured I would try it out. The interesting thing about this book is you get the “twist” in the middle of the book and it’s pretty dang surprising. I really loved this book and highly recommend it!
Who is your favorite Avenger? Mine is definitely Thor! Ragnarök is my favorite Marvel movie and I honestly don’t see that changing anytime soon. I could watch it over and over!
(Avengers illustrated art for header found here.)