Wild Hair and Water Horses: Swoon-Worthy Reads

Cover Crush

Confession: In real life, I’ve always wanted to be more carefree than I actually am. This urge stirred when I saw the cover for Tarryn Fisher’s ATHEISTS WHO KNEEL AND PRAY. (This book is not about atheism.) I immediately wanted to be the girl on the cover. She’s so wild and beautiful and free-looking, and she might just be in the middle of a ritualistic dance. Just put a bonfire in the background…You see it?


I want in on it all. Come to find out, the book is about a must. And let’s just be honest, if we haven’t already been someone’s muse, don’t we want to? For me, that’s a big YES. 

True Love

I accidentally started reading SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater  last week. There was this giveaway (I didn’t win.), see, and it included a quote that you liked from the book, so I started looking for my favorite one, and here I am 3/4 the way through the story again. This book captures me. It gets all the sizzling lightning bolts. 


Are you reading something worth sharing? I’d love to put a few of your tried-and-true stories on my TBR! 😍

4 thoughts on “Wild Hair and Water Horses: Swoon-Worthy Reads

  1. amyofhearthridge says:

    I love how you pick reads based on the cover! Very brave of you! 🙂 I tend to read old things and avoid most modern things, because I’m somewhat disappointed in a lot of it, for some reason. There is something intangible missing in so much of the modern books that I long for and really miss when it’s not there. It’s weird of me.

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    • Mea Smith says:

      There is a nuance to older books that is captivating. The language and cultural differences, maybe…they seem more romantic in some cases. I think you’d enjoy the Scorpio Races, Amy. It’s set in the past (it doesn’t state specifically, but if I were to guess, 1930s-ish) on a small island, the main characters are so endearing, the prose is poetic, and it mingles myth and life until you don’t know the difference. 🙂

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  2. Aimi says:

    So now I am googling the first book. The cover is so intriguing. And Maggie Stiefvater…she is such a great writer and this one is one of her best. I totally get the desire to be wilder on the outside too…letting the wildness in our hearts be seen at all times and in all places.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    • Mea Smith says:

      RIGHT?!?! That COVER….!!!!!!
      I”m a HUGE Maggie Stiefvater fan! And, yes, that’s the goal right? “letting the wildness in our hearts be seen at all times and in all places.” I think Maggie does that well. She is unapologetically HER everywhere and always. I’ve learned a lot from her, and I hope to meet her one day. 🙂


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