Stacking the Shelves: Life After Washington and Grant

Posted October 28, 2017 by Kim in book haul / 10 Comments

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Life After Legend by Marie Lu (#3.5)
The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan (#3)
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
Grant by Ron Chernow

Warning: Book Splurge Ahead

In all fairness, all these books are stories I fully intend on reading eventually. I just didn’t intend on buying them all at the same time. Hello, nice to meet you. I’m a certified book hoarder. It’s been years since I read The Fault in Our Stars, but I still haven’t touched Looking for Alaska. I guess I’m going to find it and add Turtles All the Way Down to the waitlist. I’ve been told not to expect turtles, which is a damn shame, but I’m still intrigued by brand new John Green content. Rick Riordan remains one of my favorite authors after all this time for his witty humor. As a child, I was incredibly attached to Percy Jackson and his many adventures (I still am). Without his books I wouldn’t be half as interested in or know quite as much about mythology, so I will probably always collect Rick Riordan’s books. I just need to read his newer series too. Baby steps. Washington: A Life and Grant are less book and more brick, but I’m super excited to add these two biographies to my collection. I adored Hamilton: The Musical, which was inspired by Chernow’s biography of a crucial founding father, Alexander Hamilton. I started Alexander Hamilton but that’s a work in progress that’s going to take me into 2018. I imagine that Life After Legend is the closure I’m going to appreciate when I re-read the Legend series by Marie Lu. I really enjoyed the first book in the dystopian trilogy, but since then I haven’t read any of Lu’s books. I have so much to catch up on, from The Young Elites to Warcross.  I really need to step up my game.

What kind of mythology do you like to read most? 

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10 responses to “Stacking the Shelves: Life After Washington and Grant

    • Kim

      Rick Riordan definitely hooked me into mythology as a child, and for a long time I didn’t even realize it 🙂 I would sprout facts about Hecate or the different Roman/Greek names for gods and be like, “Wait..how did I know that?” I hope your kids enjoy his books! (Definitely believe you, but I hope you’ll enjoy them right along with them too :D)
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  1. Oh Sam here. I’m a book hoarder too. I’m planning to read John Green’s new book soon. I loved The Fault. Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy these books. Have a wonderful week and happy reading. ❤️😁

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