Pandemic Picks!

I’m back! It’s been a while since I’ve wrote anything on here… Covid, ya know? I feel like everyone’s been saying that a lot but even so, we all know what it means. It was a trying time for everyone. I ended up working from home for about 3 and a half months and kind of fell off the track a little with this blog, however I’m hoping I’m back for good now!

In that time I read a lot of books. I dove back into the Sword of Truth series with one of my friends (read my post on this incredible series here!), and read a few others that I feel deserve to be mentioned. With that being said, to kick off my first post since late 2019, I’d like to share a few of my favorites that I read during the covid-19 craziness! Enjoy!

1. Inferno & Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri

I read both of these books back to back and absolutely loved both of them. I chose to read the English translation by Allen Mandelbaum because I can’t read Italian… even though I wish I could! The translation was excellent and I found it quite easy to read and understand. The books outline Dante’s journey into Hell guided by the Roman poet, Virgil and is full of dark imagery and interesting conversations with Dante’s heroes and other historical figures. These 2 books are followed by Paradisio and concludes the trilogy, which outlines Dante’s journey through Heaven. I’m hoping to add this one to my list soon.

2. Untamed by Glennon Doyle

This book is incredible and I will forever be changed by the words in this book. I cannot rave about it enough. Seriously, if you are a woman, pick this book up right now and read it. Take back your power.

3. Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

I will forever be a fan of Twilight and could. not. wait until this book dropped. Us die hard Twilight fans have only been waiting 10 years for it to come out. This bad boy outlines the story of Twilight from Edwards perspective and really brings forth the dark past of the Cullen’s and shows the realities of trying to date a human as a bloodthirsty, ravenous vampire. I loved it. 10/10 would recommend.

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