I know it’s winter in America and also in a lot of places in the world but unfortunately I live in Australia! It is currently summer and everything’s on fire.
No seriously, everything’s on fire.
So this isn’t a winter TBR for me, it’s a summer one. Besides, I’ve never been much of a seasonal TBR type of person. I always try to read books depending on holidays and celebrations that come up, but I’m terrible at it. This year I did read one thriller for Halloween, and I’m trying to read at least 2 Christmasy books this month though so that’s something right???
So this is just going to be my TBR of books I plan on reading in the near future.
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Past Top Ten Tuesdays
│The Raven King│The Raven Cycle│Maggie Stiefvater│
The head is too wise. The heart is all fire.
I started this series at the beginning of this year, well actually I started it at the end of 2017 but I only read the first book and this time I started from the start again, and I’m so excited and also terrified to finish it.
I’m just not ready for the story to be over and I’m really worried that not all the characters will survive and I don’t think I can handle them not surviving.
│Barbed Wire Heart│Tess Sharpe│
Sometimes I think I understand, and then something happens, like today, and I realize I’ve just scraped the surface. Of the evil in the world. Of the good. Of the strength in every woman.
I have read exactly one full novel written by Tess Sharpe and I would already pledge my life to her.
Her book Far From You was the most I’ve ever seen myself represented in a single character and for that, I will always feel indebted to her.
And Barbed Wire Heart looks exactly up my alley and I’m so excited to get stuck into it!
I don’t want to survive. I want to thrive.
Oh look, It’s another queer female author I would lay down my life for.
Vicious is a book that punched me in the face and had me thanking it for the honour. Boy was I glad when I found out we were getting a second book, but that might be the Stockholm syndrome talking.
I’m so bloody ready to start from the beginning again and be sucked back into this world of anti-heroes and anti-villains and girls who can raise the dead.
│The Sea of Monsters│Percy Jackson and the Olympians│Rick Riordan│
“Don’t you ever feel that way? Like you could do a better job if you ran the world?”
“Um… no. Me running the world would be kind of a nightmare.”
I finally read the first book in the series that seems to be of everyone’s childhood but mine! And I loved it! I’m so excited to explore further into this world of Greek gods and monsters.
I absolutely love mythology, especially Greek mythology and I think Riordan just does a wonderful job of both teaching kids about it while also entertaining the shit out of them.
│P.S. I Still Love You│To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before│Jenny Han│
People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they’re not. There’s no telling how long you will have them near.
I loved the Netflix adaptation of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. And I really enjoyed the book when I read it after, but for me, the movie was just slightly better.
However, I did really enjoy both and now that we’re getting a sequel movie I’m excited to read the second book too. And for once I plan on reading it before I watch the movie. That way I can appreciate it for what it is before the movie upstages it.
Yeah I know, the movie is always better than the book . . . except when it’s not, and I think this is one of those whens.
Sometimes I don’t know what I miss more; everything I’ve lost or everything I never had.
The first time I signed up to Audible I had no problems reading novels. In fact, it was the only way I could read at the time.
Eventually, I got to a point where I could read physical books again and ended my membership. But this year I rejoined, ready to take advantage of prime reading time being wasted on, well, not reading.
But I couldn’t concentrate on a novel. I didn’t know if I just picked the wrong novel or what but it was not working for me. So I decided that maybe memoirs and a little history were a better fit for now and they have been. They’ve been funny and engaging and interesting. But I want to dip my toes in audio novels again and I always knew that Sadie would be the one I started with.
I have heard nothing but spectacular things about the audiobook, plus I’ve already read it, so I’m already familiar with the story and I absolutely adored it. I can’t think of a better way for me to try out audio novels again.
│The Conqueror’s Saga│Kiersten White│
Let her be strong.
Let her be sly.
And let her be ugly.
I first read And I Darken in 2016. It was basically a cover buy, but it also sounded really interesting. And dark. Can’t forget the dark.
And boy was I unprepared for this monster of a book. It was so brilliant and everything I didn’t know I wanted.
And then I just never got around to reading the other two and it’s been so long I really should start it from the beginning. Not that I’m complaining. That first book was a wild ride.
Past Top 5 Tuesdays
That list is a little overwhelming!
But I’m sure it’s filled to the brim with 5-star reads, so I’m looking forward to getting stuck in!
What books are on your winter/summer TBR?
What’s a series you’re afraid to finish?
What types of audiobooks to read?