My Top 5 Favorite Recently Purchased Books

My Top 5 Favorite Recently Purchased Books

Looking for something new to read? Here's a few suggestions!
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It's 2017, and I've already bought more books than I can keep up with; it's a bit of a problem. I already have a list of new books that I've extremely excited to read. I picked five to share in this article, although I assure you, I've bought more than that.

1. "Everfair" by Nisi Shawl

Before I caved and bought "Everfair" at the recent writer's conference, AWP, I saw the cover in one of the bookstores near me. I'm usually more of a YA Lit person, but the premise of the novel intrigued me. The general plot explores the question of what might have happened during the colonization of the Congo by Belguim if the natives had adopted steam technology. It's classified as a Neo-Victorian alternate-historical novel; a genre I can't say I've read before.

2. "We Are Okay" by Nina LaCour

I remember seeing the cover for "We Are Okay"online before it was released, so when I saw it out on display, I had to buy it. The story is about reconnecting with someone you love and dealing with grief. It follows the story of Marin after she left her old life behind, but is about to confront it. I don't quite know what to expect out of this novel, but I'm excited to give it a shot.

3. "Timekeeper" by Tara Sim

This book has probably already made it onto one of my lists, but I'm still super excited to read it. "Timekeeper" is set in an alternate Victorian universe where the worlds are controlled by clocks; in this novel, clocks are actually in control of time. It's supposed to be the first book in a trilogy, which means there's only more to look forward to with this book.

4. "Descender" by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen

This graphic novel is one of the first graphic novels I ever decided to purchase. I was attracted by the simplistic and beautiful cover design. I also appreciated that it was the first volume of the series. "Descender "follows a young android named TIM-21 who wakes up and learns that all robots have been outlawed. TIM quickly becomes the most wanted robot in the universe. I'm looking forward to reading a story with the potential of such breathtaking visuals.

5. "Caraval" by Stephanie Garber

This book came in this month's OwlCrate (a YA book box subscription), which I couldn't be more happy about. I'd been eyeing "Caraval" for a while! The story follows a pair of sisters, Scarlett and Tella. Scarlett dreams of seeing the once-a-year performance by the name of Caraval, but when she gets the chance, it's more risky than she expected. Tella gets kidnapped by Caraval's organizer, and the Caraval revolves around a game of who can find her first. As if the idea of a circus performance wasn't enough to draw me in, I'm even more excited by how high the stakes are.

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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.

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We all knew Scorpion was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

Y'all know how these summer games go

11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

Y'all can't have this one, I'm stealing it

16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint


18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings


23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

Follow this up with a location and shoutout your hometown

27. "My haters either on they way to work or they arrived" — Can't Take a Joke

28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

Has Drake ever been more relatable?

29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

Let's go get kicked out of an Applebee's

30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop


31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

Mood all summer 18

32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me


This line from the King of Pop (MJ) will give you chills. R.I.P.

36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

37. "Say you'll never ever leave from beside me" — In My Feelings

Couple goals, amirite?

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8 Reasons Why The rebooted "queer eye" was so Fabulous

Everyone wishes that they had a queer eye.

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Netflix recently did the world a huge favor when they released the second season of "Queer Eye: More Than a Makeover." Now, I don't know about you, but I didn't really hear that much about the show until this new season came out. Why is that? I have absolutely no idea. Watching the first season really put a perspective on what reality TV can be. The second season only increased my faith in humanity. Instead of seeing rich phonies of Los Angeles paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to get breast implants, the FAB 5 go around Georgia and improve the way people live. Now, that is something that I can get on board for.

1. Throughout the show, the FAB 5 are truly themselves. They portray that to the people they work with.

YAS!

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2. They all come from different backgrounds, alongside all the people they work with.

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3. You definitely will cry at all the emotion and love.

So are we, hon!

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4. Each one of the FAB 5s' sections is crucial to the overall outcome of the make-over.

Food is love baby.

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5. Everybody is thinking the same thing about Jonathan Van Ness... He is who you are on the inside.

*Snap*Snap* Nuh-uh honey.

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6. The episodes, while touching on controversial issues, mainly focus on helping someone being made-over to take a big step forward in their life.

Congrats, guys!

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7. We all know that we need 5 gay guys to come into our house and help us get our s*** together.

GROUP HUG!!

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8. Everything always turned out beautifully. There isn't one episode where you didn't feel closure for both the make-over and yourself.

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So yes, the FAB 5 have done it again. Hopefully, there will be a season 3 that is equally as tear-jerking and full of love. Enjoy your next Netflix binge and bask in the glory that is Queer Eye.

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