Hey everybody! It’s a new month and for us here at Midwestern Book Nerd that means a new feature Friday. Yipee!! So, we were throwing ideas back and forth and the one we decided on went with the major holiday in March. (No we are not talking about PI day, which is delicious and educational) We are talking about St. Patrick’s Day! And whenever you think of St. Patrick’s Day, you think of the color green, right?! We decided it would be a cool month to talk about books that are green. We will bounce back and forth between green books that we have read and enjoyed and green books that we have got to read.
So…what green books do we have for you this week? (hint, these are both some that we have read!)
The green book I chose was Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. I have always loved a book that is based off of favorite stories from when I was younger. I loved the movie Wizard of Oz and the whole other world of Oz. When I found out about Wicked, I knew I would have to read it. I have never seen the play before, so my basis of opinion is solely on the book itself. It was a really cool way to think of how the Wicked Witch became the way she did. How there were different aspects in her life that shaped and formed her. I loved all the characters and the different places she went in her story. It was a long read but the overall story was very intriguing and totally worth the read.
This week I have selected The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons. This book has a little bit of everything that I love…action, adventure, drama, and swoons. Plus, did you know it’s a standalone!? That’s right! You wouldn’t be committing to a whole series. Do I think she could write more books in this world? Most definitely. Would I read them? Absolutely. Am I going to live if this doesn’t happen? I suppose. This book has a seriously strong female who shows just what she is willing to do to save the ones she loves. It’s a book that is known for some female empowerment, but I think it is done in a good way. Not in a way that brings others around them down, but that makes women look fairly awesome. It shows their strength in trying times, and honestly…it doesn’t say that men are garbage even though it probably could have if it wanted to. Not all men are garbage, but this is a topic for another time. This book has a male character that just works so well with the female. He doesn’t force anything and there is a trust that is built between them. This book is full of twists, turns, and heartaches and is 1000% worth your time (yes, 1000%).
Question: What is your favorite green book?