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Holiday Favorites: K

Holiday Favorites: K

Happy Holidays! We, The Midnight Garden, would like to wish our friends a very Merry, a very Happy Christmas! We hope you are all having a lovely holiday filled with cheer and good reading.We thought it would be nice to share with you some of our holiday favorites. Those beloved books we enjoy during this time of year. These are stories we cherish, stories that fill us with the holiday spirit…and we hope they will do the same for you.My holiday favorites: For me, Christmas is a time of comfort and familiarity. It’s a time to enjoy home and family and I find myself reading books that give me the same feeling. These are books I come back to time and time again because they are stories that always welcome me and nestle me. And I don’t think there is a sweeter feeling than reading in soft light, cozied under… Read more »

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Literary Swoon, Day Nine: The Midnight Garden!

Literary Swoon, Day Nine: The Midnight Garden!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!  Thanks so much for joining us on our week-long celebration of literary swoon with some of your favorite YA authors. It’s been a pleasure to revisit some beautiful book moments, as well as to add to our ever-teetering TBR lists. We’re concluding our series today with a few more romantic book scenes, this time chosen by The Midnight Garden Bloggers. As always, enjoy! And beware spoilers if you haven’t read the book yet. K.’s Favorite Romantic Book Scene   One of my favorite romantic scenes is from Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. It comes near the end of the book, and it’s a beautiful moment between young Cathy and Hareton. It is so sweet and delicate it makes you want to aww until your heart breaks. For me, it stands out so fiercely mainly because everything else around it so dark – a little flicker of light… Read more »

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2011 Favorites!

2011 Favorites!

This has been a monumental reading year for me, because it was the year I rediscovered my love for YA. I also started posting reviews on GoodReads and started this blog, which has been so much fun! Most importantly, I’ve made so many amazing new friends who feed my book addiction, and I’m grateful everyday for having so many people I can go to for recommendations. Total Books Read:    422 Here are my favorite books published in 2011. #1 Liesl & Po A lovely tale full of adventure and magic, and an instant classic alongside books like Mary Poppins and A Little Princess. #2 Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2) A heart-breaking story that combines exquisite Victorian details, steampunk, a love of literature, principled characters, and magic. #3 Angelfall  Post-apocalyptic YA + kickass heroine + badass angels + cannibals…what more could you ask for? #4 A Monster Calls  A difficult but… Read more »

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