Since joining the bookstagram community, I’ve been asked many times for recommendations of indigenous authors to check out. I’m always happy to, because I absolutely love sharing my favorites and what’s on my shelf waiting to be read. So after much stage fright, I finally did a live video where I discussed authors. I think it went pretty well… even though I was shaking in my boots. I want to thank all my viewers for tuning in and having fun with me. You made it all worth it. Anyways! This is a compilation of all the authors and books that were discussed in the livestream. At the end of the list, you will find a list of memoirs (per the request of Martina, AKA @mamalovestoread on instagram!) If you have any questions about them, definitely shoot me a message on here or at my instagram (@Erins_library). Without further ado… here we go!
Book: Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days)
By: Susan Ee
Rating: 5 stars!
Genre: Fantasy, YA (I guess)
This book is insaaaane, y’all. Totally blown away.
“I shove the horrible, screaming images in my head into the dark, silent place in my mind that is getting deeper and more crowded each day. One day soon, the things I stuff in there will burst out and infect the rest of me. Maybe that will be the day the daughter becomes like the mother. Until then, I am still in control.”
Coraline by Neil Gaiman was a really fun and quick read. It is a horror story for kids, told through the mind of a child. Coraline and her parents have recently moved into an apartment inside a house that’s been broken up into four dwellings. Inside their apartment is a door to the apartment next door, but it’s been bricked over. However, Coraline opens the door one night and finds stairs leading down into the depths. When she comes out the other side, she finds she’s back in her family’s apartment and her parents are there, but they have black buttons for eyes. It turns out that they are the other parents and they give her everything she’s ever wanted. Eventually, she realizes that all is not as it seems and she must rescue her parents and escape before it’s too late.
In honor of Halloween, I present to you Psycho by Robert Bloch; the book that inspired the movie of the same name. I have to admit that I was a complete newbie going into this book. I hadn’t seen the film, nor had I read the book. I did not know what was going to happen, and I was honestly surprised by the unexpected twist at the end.
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