As a sworn bibliophile, I don’t only read books. I obsess over them!
When I find a new favorite book, It’s all I have on my mind.
I need more of it, interviews and Instagram posts, the author’s pets, their favorite dish, and what inspired their story. Sometimes I email them and pledge my love, but rarely do I get an answer, which is fine because they are still awesome!
I will talk and recommend the book to anyone who’d care to listen, and, well, I draw.
In other words…fan art. Yes. This is my visual tribute to my favorite reads.
Here are some examples (more of which you can find on my bookish Instagram account).
The Martian by Andy Weir
I loved The Martian by Andy Weir, and reading it triggered so much inspiration I just had to capture that sense of isolation. Plus, Astronauts are just so cool.
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia was another one with a deliciously visual atmosphere. Haunted house, fierce heroine, toxic relationships, romance, and fungus….it had everything.
Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami.
This surreal tale of a man who leaves Tokyo and his wife to go and stay in the mountain home of a famous artist. He hears strange bells ringing at night, he meets strange, quirky neighbors, and confronts fears that are very Murakami related. Amazingly scary read with all the tropes Murakami does best, which are both cringy yet evocative.
Hail Mary by Andy Weir
And I will finish with another mesmerizing Andy Weir book.
I loved this book and wholeheartedly recommend it to all humans and a few sentient beings with the same speed of thought.
It was a marvelous and epic masterpiece, I was in 10g the whole ride!
The delight and thrill of science added to the fabulous plot like icing on a space cookie.
Five stars out of 5.
But why settle for 5 when there are billions and billions of stars in the sky?
Sigh, I will scuttle off on my two legs and think about the universe for a bit.