Books from the Backlog #216

Posted June 2, 2022 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 8 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #216Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Series: Simon Snow #1
Published by Macmillan, St. Martin's Griffin on October 6, 2015
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Pages: 530
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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#1 New York Times best seller!
Booklist Editors’ Choice 2015 - Youth!

Named a "Best Book of 2015" by Time Magazine, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, NPR, PopSugar, The Millions, and The News & Observer!

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen.

That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right.

Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here--it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up.

Carry On is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story - but far, far more monsters.

Why did I add Carry On to my bookshelf?

It is probably no surprise to you that I downloaded this one from NetGalley years ago and didn’t get around to reading it. I remember downloading it when it was available as a Read Now and being pretty excited about it. I think that June will be the month that I finally scratch this one off my tbr list.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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8 responses to “Books from the Backlog #216

  1. That’s a good one for Pride month. I read her Fan Girl and thought it was cool that she wrote the Simon Snow book. I’ll get to it at some point.

  2. Confession: my least favorite parts of Fangirl were the fan fiction bits. I know! I am an outlier, but that’s why never read this book. I hope you love it though