October Random Reads

Random ReadsThis is where we pick a random book from our shelf to read within the month. Feel free to do more than one, but since a lot of people have a lot of books to read, only one is “required” for the meme.

How to join on Random Reads?

You can either use Random.org, eeny, meeny, miny, moe or you can simply close your eyes and point randomly at a book in your shelf. Easy Peasy 😀


This is my first post for this meme and since I’m feeling extra lazy today, I’d chose the third option. Sorry, I’m just so slothful to go on the process of Random.org so yeah. I’ve closed my eyes and pointed at a book in my shelf. This is what I got..

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender Name: The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Leslye Walton
Number of Pages:
301 in Hardcover
March 25, 2014 by Candlewick Press
Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Romance


Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.
Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird.
In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naïve to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the Summer Solstice celebration.
That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo.
First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.

I can’t remember when I got this book, but since my favorites are being published one after the other, I’ve set aside a ton of books that I’ve got. Call me Book Hoarder. You see, I love this book too and look at that cover. Really cute. I’ve heard so many good things from friends and fellow book bloggers about this as well so I’m pretty excited.

I’ll try my best to squeeze the book this month for the sake of this meme. Wish me luck! Hey if you do have a Random Reads post, comment your link. I’ll try to check it out. 😀


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