Y’all know I love books and have a hard time finding places to put my collection! Well, Instagram has been a blessing and a curse in that respect, because I have found so many new books to try out and some were just too much to resist! Today, I’m gonna share nine books I bought because Instagram made me, lol! Let’s dive in!
Once I Knew by Victoria Lynn
This book is truly a gem. It’s not a fast-paced read, but rather a deep thought-provoking book to take your time with. It’s a realistic fantasy (or Kingdom fantasy as many of us have dubbed it) with a deep message of trusting the Lord with your life even when it makes no sense.
The Coronation by Olivia Jarmusch
If you grew up with the real barbie movies growing up, and miss that vibe in media, you need to try The Coronation! It deals with themes of trusting your future spouse to the Lord, sibling rivalry, identity in Christ, terrorism, owning up to mistakes and being a godly leader. Perfect for grown up gals wanting that fun princess feel, a bit more mature but still with a healthy dose of fangirly giddiness!
Mammoth by Brian McBride
Never would have tried a book like this if it weren’t for my friends hyping it up! I bought the paperback before I even finished the eBook! This one is on the darker side of reality: broken families, cold case (or maybe not so much) murders, escaping the wrong crowd and standing up to evil authorities in your life. Because of a couple scenes, I recommend this book for adults and mature teens. A great start to a new adult adventure series!
How We Rise by Brooke Riley
This is a realistic dystopian that I discovered within my first month on Instagram. I didn’t buy it until book two was almost published but I really enjoyed it! It’s a fast paced read and honestly, I am surprised I haven’t read the sequel yet! It deals with standing up to evil government, losing friends, betrayal and intense grief through persecution.
Southpaw by Tabetha R. H.
Now we are getting into books I haven’t read yet! I heard about this book, I want to say last summer? But I got it this past winter right when it released. It’s a murder mystery, the first in a duology. Miss Tabby is a love human being and I just had to support her debut! I have it towards the top of my fall/winter tbr!
On Wings of Ash and Dust by Brittany Wang
This is another debut by an especially sweet woman that I just had to support! Mrs. Wang is an advocate for no spice fantasy and that’s a movement I can get behind! I’ve not really gotten into high fantasy (is this high fantasy? What is high fantasy? And is everything else low fantasy? What about medium fantasy? …) but thought this would be a fun place to start!
By Blood and Blade by Anna Augustine
This was an author I heard about when I first came to Instagram and I remember when she first started chatting about this book. It’s a middle-eastern style fantasy with an arranged marriage theme and I must admit, I am quite eager to read BBB and BLL (the prequel novella)! Technically, this book is a small-press published book, but I’m including these small presses as Indie. Anything non-trad, I’m including XD
Robbing Centaurs and Other Bad Ideas by Bethany Myers
Don’t ask me what this is. I bowed to the pressure XD I just decided to get it one day when it was on sale XD I think it’s a fantasy? Based on Greek Myths? I don’t know but there’s an unfillable bag so that’s all I’m going on.
Dìlseachd by Cheyenne van Langevelde
And finally, this lovely book is a Scottish themed fantasy and I cannot wait to dig into it! It’s on my fall/winter tbr, but again, yall know how I am with tbr’s so I may have just jinxed myself XD I bought the book not long after release (or did I preorder? I can’t remember! *face palm*) and I’m so excited to read it!
Question of the Day: What are some books blog/social media/friends have “made” you buy? Share them in the comments below!
Have a Blessed Day!
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