Highest Rated Books On My TBR

Hey guys! I feel like last year even though I said I wanted to tackle my TBR, I mostly just ended up ignoring it but this year I want that to be different. I think if I actually look at the books that are on there, it might actually spur me on to read some of them! So today I am looking at the top ten highest rating books that are currently on my TBR, according to Goodreads. Let’s get into it!

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (Rating 4.66): I actually forgot this was on my TBR I thought I’d removed it, whoops. I’m not even surprised that it’s the highest rated book because the amount of people I’ve seen and heard people raving about this book is insane. Unfortunately I didn’t feel the same and DNF’ed it when I was about halfway through. I do want to give it another try but I’m struggling to motivate myself to pick it up again.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Rating 4.61): This book is just taunting me now. I will admit though that I am surprised that it’s the second highest rated book. I know Leigh Bardugo is an amazing author but I thought it’d be a bit lower down on my list. I want to read this before I read King of Scars so trust me when I say I will read this!

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REVIEW: The Manifestations of Sherlock Holmes by James Lovegrove

Sherlock HolmesTitle: The Manifestations of Sherlock Holmes by James Lovegrove
Pages: 368
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 21st January 2020
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

A maverick detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful chronicler Dr John Watson return in twelve thrilling short stories.

The iconic duo find themselves swiftly drawn into a series of puzzling and sinister events: an otherworldly stone whose touch inflicts fatal bleeding; a hellish potion unlocks a person’s devilish psyche; Holmes’s most hatred rival detective tells his story; a fiendishly clever, almost undetectable method of revenge; Watson finally has his chance to shine; and many more – including a brand-new Cthulhu Casebooks story.

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February 2020 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my February TBR (also my birthday month!). I did really well in January and according to Goodreads I’m up to date with my reading challenge, so hopefully I can keep that going this month.

The Manifestations of Sherlock Holmes by James Lovegrove: I’m currently reading this collection of short stories and I’m enjoying it so far though I do feel that Holmes has solved the cases extremely fast in some of them! I’m not very far in yet though so maybe there’s longer stories further in.

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January 2020 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! January, which always seems to be a struggle to get through, is finally over so that means I’m posting my wrap up. Last January I only managed two books which was super disappointing; however, I am very pleased to say that this year I managed to read seven books!

Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare: I finally read this giant book and it was actually everything I was hoping for. Admittedly, some stories were confusing as they had a lot of characters and I was struggling to remember who was who and who was related to the characters I already knew. I don’t know how Cassie manages to keep up with this world! My favourite stories were the ones with Jem and Tessa and the brief moments they manage to have together. Then the stories at the end when they’re finally together, that was super emotional. I loved this and I can’t wait for Chain of Gold now!

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January 2020 Book Haul!

Hey guys! You know how said I wanted to tackle my TBR this year? Well I’m not really helping myself achieve that goal with all the books I got in the first month of 2020. On the plus side, they look like good books and I don’t regret getting them. Also half of them were kindly sent to me for review. Here’s what I got this month:

The Sight of You by Holly Miller: I won this one in a giveaway and it doesn’t come out until June 2020 so I was thriller about that! I don’t normally go for romance but this one had a nice twist to it which sounded really intriguing. There’s two main characters: Joel and Callie. Joel has visions of the future and he believes the only way to prevent bad things from happening is to never let anyone close to him again. Callie has been lost since her best friend died and doesn’t know how to be the person she used to be. When they meet, it feels life-changing until Joel has a vision of how it’s going to end. It sounds really good and I hope it lives up to my expectations!

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All of my unread books (#2)

Hey guys! I went away this weekend and I didn’t have time to prepare a post for today, but I didn’t want to disappear and not post anything again like I normally do (One of my goals this year is to blog more and so far I think I’m doing well and I want to keep it up). I wanted something quick and easy to do, so I thought I’d share with you an updated list of all my unread books. I first did this in September 2018 and you can take a look at that here if you’re interested.

The first time I did this I had 98 unread books and this time I have 86, so in over a year I haven’t really got much further on with my TBR problem. However, there’s quite a few series on my first one that I’ve now read (Shatter MeDavid Raker, Percy Jackson) so I’m quite pleased with that. Below are my current unread books and this time I decided to group it by author because I thought that would be better.

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Books That Have Been On My TBR The Longest

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d shame myself by highlighting some of the books that have been on my TBR the longest (we are talking a good few years here) and hopefully it will motivate me to pick them up! If you’ve read any of them, I’d love to know what you thought of them and if they’re worth reading. So without further ado, let’s get into it:

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: I think I bought this when dystopian books were still a thing and everyone was devouring them up. I liked how refreshing it sounded because it’s about an alien invasion, but I have heard very mixed reviews about this series. Apparently the different perspectives are confusing, the plot is hard to follow, the second book isn’t as good, etc. So naturally I felt less inclined to read the first book and it’s just been gathering dust ever since. If you enjoyed this series, please do let me know!

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston: I discovered this through BookTube and I was super intrigued because it’s about female gladiators and I haven’t read anything like that. Also it’s a mix of Young Adult, Fantasy and Historical Fiction so I’m interested to see how that’s turned out. I just hope there’s lots of fighting! I honestly have no idea why I haven’t picked this one up yet.

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