Books I Want to Read While Working From Home

Hey guys! I hope you’re all well and safe! I am working from home now for the foreseeable future and since I’m going to be spending a lot more time at home, I thought I would try and find something good in this scary situation: reading! I have a lot of heavy hardbacks that are difficult to carry to and from work and while I’m not going to be travelling anywhere anytime soon, I thought I could actually read all these massive books! Here’s what I’d like to read in the coming weeks:

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: I got these books as soon as they were published but I have struggled to find time to read them because they’re so heavy and thick! I’ve heard lots of great things about the first book, not so much the second one though so this should be interesting. I’ve not read any of Laini’s books before but I’ve heard that her writing is very whimsical and poetic. I don’t know too much about these. I believe the first one is about Lazlo Strange who is a dreamer and is obsessed with the lost city of Weep. Fingers crossed I fall in love with Laini’s writing!

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REVIEW: Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

00a04bed-84c8-4ed9-9b82-207929e26230Title: Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
Pages: 617
Published by: Walker Books
Publication date: 3rd March 2020
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When she travels to London, she encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms and supernatural salons. All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else. But Cordelia’s new life is blown apart when demon attacks devastate London. Trapped in the city, Cordelia and her friends discover that a dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers – and a brutal choice will reveal the true cruel price of being a hero.

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WWW Wednesday!

Hey guys! I haven’t been feeling great this week and I’ve been really busy at work so unfortunately I haven’t had a lot of time to write blog posts. Hopefully this quick reading update will suffice until I can actually sit down and write some more detailed posts! Here’s what I’ve been reading this month:

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.

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To take part, all you have to do is answer the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading: I’m finally reading The Empress by S.J. Kincaid and so far I’m liking it but it’s a bit slow so I’m hoping it picks up later. I definitely prefer the first book up to now but I’m honestly not that far in yet so that could change. 

I keep starting She by HC Warner and then just randomly putting it down! I have no idea why because it’s good, maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for it? I’m determined to finish it this time though!

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March 2020 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my March TBR and it’s such an exciting month because Chain of Gold is finally here! You bet I’m reading this as soon as possible. I’ve been waiting so long for it! I’m hoping it doesn’t give me a book hangover because I also want to read some other books. Here’s my TBR:

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare: After waiting so long for this, it’s finally here! I can’t wait to devour it and I’m so looking forward to meeting another generation of shadowhunters! I’ll probably read it this weekend! 

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater: I got this when it first came out and still haven’t read it! I loved The Raven Cycle and I’ve said so many times that I found Roman to be the most interesting character. I want to learn more about his dreams! I hope this trilogy is just as good.
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February 2020 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my February wrap up and I managed to read nine books! I’m really pleased with that and I’m currently four books ahead of schedule for my reading challenge. Hopefully I can keep this up! Here’s what I read in February:

Manifestations of Sherlock Holmes by James Lovegrove: This is a collection of short stories and sadly it wasn’t for me. I loved it at first but when I hit the halfway point, maybe even less than that, the stories took on a weird turn and I lost interest. I skipped a lot of them and then skimmed the rest just so I could finish it.

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo: I have been eagerly awaiting this graphic novel and it was even better than I thought it would be! I loved the art so much and the characters were exactly how I pictured them. The colours were gorgeous and I became so engrossed in the story. I really hope they adapt Catwoman and Superman as well!

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Birthday book haul!

Hey guys! It was my birthday yesterday and as always, I received a few books that I’m so excited to share with you today! Here’s what I got:

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski: All aboard the hype wagon! I hadn’t heard of this series until the Netflix TV show was announced and I’m curious to see what all the fuss is about. I’ve not heard anything bad about the books so I hope I like them too!

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WWW Wednesday!

Hey guys! I noticed the other day that I haven’t done a WWW Wednesday post since 2018 which is insane, so I thought I’d post one today. I like doing reading updates every now and again, and WWW Wednesday is the perfect way to do it.

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.

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To take part, all you have to do is answer the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Endgame

Currently reading:

Well, one of my reading goals for February was to finish the Fawkes and Baxter trilogy by Daniel Cole and Endgame is the last book! I absolutely love this series and I have thoroughly enjoyed rereading the first two books. Endgame has not disappointed me so far and has actually been a wild ride. I’ve mourned one of my favourite characters, welcomed back another and laughed at lots of scenes. It has been quite different to the first two books but definitely in a good way. I love how it has brought everyone closer together; I’ve loved seeing them slowly transition from being wary of one another to actually working together to solve a case, especially for their friend. I can’t wait to see how this all wraps up and it’s definitely one I’ll be reading again in the future.

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