This month, I featured The House in the Cerulean Sea as my Karli Sherman Productions Book of the Month! If you haven't read it, I don't even care if you finish reading this blog. Go buy a copy of this fantastic, magical book and READ IT!!
I wanted to feature The House in the Cerulean because I think our main character, and most of the characters, exhibit exactly what I teach - that by getting outside your comfort zone, and meeting new people, you grow and develop and level up. This book is FULL of lessons that align really well with my mission for my business: to help people become the best version of themselves!
Also, the feel of the book has been described as "being wrapped in a big gay blanket." And it's been compared to Harry Potter, X-Men, Hitchickers Guide, and so many other things I love. Plus, I'm a sucker for character-led books with interesting, strong, complex characters you feel like you know and care about. So The House in the Cerulean Sea had been on my to-read list for a while, and I was NOT disappointed when I finally got the chance to read it.
If you love The House in the Cerulean Sea as much as I do, I have a few other books to recommend that you might enjoy! Check them out!
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Series by Ransom Riggs (Amazon)
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.
Are we surprised these books made the list again?? Nope. Not at all. First of all, I adore this entire series. It is one of my absolute favorites. If you loved the interesting, adorable, magical yet a little odd, cast of children in The House in the Cerulean Sea, you'll love Miss Peregrine's.
Who Should Read It?
Fans of Umbrella Academy, X-Men, and other series featuring magical children. Anyone who loves magic with a little horror and history thrown in.
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (Amazon)
For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. She can’t imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird roommates could possibly change that. And there’s certainly no chance of her subway commute being anything more than a daily trudge through boredom and electrical failures.
But then, there’s this gorgeous girl on the train.