Added to GoodReads – January 31, 2022

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Added to GoodReads is a weekly feature where I share the books that I have recently discovered and feature the book bloggers who have reviewed and recommended them. It’s been years since I’ve done this one so I’m very excited to bring it back!

Also, as a note, Nostalgic Reads will be on hiatus for a bit.

Let’s get into it!

how-do-you-liveHow Do You Live? by Yoshino Genzaburo

This one just sounds so interesting. It’s a Japanese middle grade novel first published in 1937, but this is a new translation that came out back in October of last year. There will also be an anime coming out based on it by Miyazaki. What made me interested was reading this review by Words and Peace which breaks down exactly what makes this book so interesting.



the-final-sixThe Final Six and The Life Below by Alexandra Monir

If any of you have been following me for long, you know that I love a good dystopian setting. This duology has a very cool premise and also has some romance. Check out this review from Evelyn Reads if you want to hear more. While she enjoyed the first book more than the second, she still thought both were a solid story and especially loved the audiobook narration.



reminders-of-himReminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

I don’t read that much contemporary fiction, but when I do, I am looking for a compelling story and characters that I can’t help but feel compassion for. This book looks like it definitely fits the bill. Check out this review from Laurel-Rain Snow at Curl Up and Read. Although it seems like some of plot points may have been a bit rushed, she gave this one 5 stars.



Book cover for The Machine Stops Here by E.M. Forster. Image on cover shows a big, red bow on an analogue clock. The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster

Another dystopian novel, this time a classic first published in 1909. You definitely need to check out this review from Lydia Schoch. She read this for Vintage Science Fiction month (which I also think is a really cool idea). It’s always funny when you read something written so long ago that has so many parallels to our current day situation, in this case how we have been living with the pandemic. While the ending was a bit confusing, Lydia still recommends this one for anyone who loves dystopian fiction.



Be sure to check out these bloggers and see what more they have to say on these titles!

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4 replies

  1. Ooh these look like some exciting reads! I’m especially intrigued by The Machine Stops – I recently read Maurice by EM Forster and really enjoyed it. I had no idea he’d written a dystopian though – I also love a good dystopian so I’ll definitely be checking it out! 📚❤️ X x x

  2. I’m so glad my review made you want to pick How Do You Live? I hope you enjoy it as much as I did

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