Books I Want to Read in February 2021

Hey guys! Today I am sharing with you the books I’ve picked out to read in February. Actually, I got some help from Goodreads because I couldn’t decide what to read. I’ve picked out the first three and the rest were chosen randomly by Goodreads. They are older books that I’ve had sitting on my shelf for years so that’s good that I might finally get round to them. Here’s what I’ll be reading:

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas: So this is the first book I’ll be reading and probably the one that’ll take me the longest. I’m excited to see what Feyre does and how she’ll take down the invading king, but at the same time I’m keeping my expectations low because I just know the romance between Feyre and Rhysand will be unbearable. I’m not particularly bothered about their romance and I just know “mate” will be mentioned a ridiculous amount of times. I don’t want the romance to completely take over the fantasy part and the threat of the invasion but I’m thinking it will. But I’ve come this year and I’m determined to finish this series.

A Sky Beyond The Storm by Sabaa Tahir: I think this was on my December TBR but I never ended up getting to it and then in January I was focused on reading other series. It’s time now to finish the Ember Quartet and get another series ticked off my list! I’m nervous but I’m excited to see how Sabaa wraps this series up.

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Books I Regret Buying

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d do a different post as I’ve recently been sorting through my books to try and make some room on my shelf (an unhaul is coming soon), and I’ve come across a fair amount that I really regret buying mainly because I ended up hating them. Fortunately, this doesn’t happen a lot and there’s not that many. Without further ado, here are the books I regret buying:

The 5th Wave & The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey: I’ve had these books for so long that I can’t actually remember when I purchased them. I bought the first one because it sounded really refreshing for a dystopian as it’s about an alien invasion and the different waves of the invasion. I recently read it though and I absolutely hated it and really regret spending my money on this series. I hated the characters; I did not care about them at all and the change of POV was so confusing. For some of them, you don’t even know whose POV you’re reading until the end of the chapter and then one chapter is told from the POV of a five year old! Why do I want to read the POV of such a young child? Also, the whole story ends up turning into a terrible romance and the invasion is pushed to the side. It was so incredibly boring and I’m not even going to read the second book. I can’t put myself through that boredom again. I really don’t care what happens.

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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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Five Book Series I Want to Finish in 2020

Hey guys! One of my 2020 reading resolutions was to finish series I’m in the middle of and so today I thought I would pick out my top five series that I’m determined to finish this year. So without further ado, lets get into it!

The Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff

I feel like I don’t have any excuse for not finishing this series. Despite having a rocky start with Nevernight, I ended up loving it and thought it was one of the darkest and most interesting stories I’ve come across. I really love how this series is completely driven by the need for revenge and that the main character, Mia Corvere, is in no way, shape or form a good character. I’m terrified of how it will end though as I’ve seen many shocked reactions but at the same time I’m kind of looking forward to it?

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October 2019 TBR!

Hey guys! So at the beginning of the year I said one of my goals was to tackle my TBR and get it down from 80 to like 50. Sadly that hasn’t happened yet, it’s currently hovering at around 70 (I haven’t counted it in a while) so for the last few months of 2019, I really want to attack my unread books and really get them down. Watch this space to see if it actually happens! Here’s the books I’ll be tackling in October:

No One Home by Tim Weaver: I didn’t manage to get to this one in September but I don’t mind now because I realised it’s perfect for October! It’s the tenth book in the David Raker series and it sounds like a spooky one! The residents of a small village called Black Gale all get together for a dinner party on Halloween (See? Perfect for October!) but the next morning they have all vanished. Is Raker looking for nine missing people or nine dead bodies? Eek! Can’t wait to find out what happens. I’m not really a theme/season reader but I can at least make the effort during Halloween!

Killfile by Christoper Farnsworth: This was a trade I made on Facebook and it actually sounds really cool! The main character is like a hitman I guess but he can read minds and make people see things that aren’t actually happening! It sounds different and exciting so again, can’t wait to see how this one goes.

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October 2018 Book Haul!

Hey guys! I hope you are all doing well and are having a great month! I’m sorry for my lack of posting last week, I was actually ill halfway through the week so I didn’t have time to sit down and write anything. But today I am bringing you my October book haul! Sadly I bought a lot again this month but I have already read two of the books I purchased so that’s something! Here’s what I bought:

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton: I popped in Waterstones for a browse which in hindsight I should have known was a big mistake because I saw this in buy one get one half price. I had no intention of buying it but the staff member I was talking to said it was an absolutely mind-blowing book and that I should read it. I was immediately sold because he also said it was one of his favourite books! I read it last week so my thoughts will be in my wrap up post!

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay: The staff member was kind enough to include a book that wasn’t in the deal and he actually recommended the first book in the Dexter series. I didn’t even know what this series was about despite it having a TV show but he said he really loved this series, so I decide to purchase this as well! Again, I read this last week and will include my thoughts in my wrap up post!

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September 2018 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my September wrap up! I read seven books this month which is a decent amount but I am a bit disappointed with myself as I wanted to read more. I went on holiday for two weeks and read 5 books which I think is OK but I wanted to read six, oh well! Here’s what I read this month:

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: I finally read The Raven Cycle! I really liked it and it lived up to the hype but I wouldn’t say it’s a series I’m obsessed with. There was lots of surprises along the way and I loved the characters, especially Gansey. But there was some things I couldn’t wrap my head around because it felt like they literally came out of nowhere. Aside from that, I think this is the best series Maggie’s written and I’m looking forward to this trilogy she’s writing for Ronan. He was definitely the most interesting character and it feels right that he’s getting his own series.

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September TBR!

Hey guys! I am so excited because by the time you’re reading this I’ll be on holiday! I am going on holiday for 2 weeks and I plan on taking 6 books with me. I’ve been wanting to read them for a long time but just never picked them up, so I thought it’d be perfect to fly them across the world with me and read them by the pool!

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

I am taking The Raven Cycle on holiday with me, yay! It’s about time I actually finished this series (I’ve only read the first book) and I think my holiday is the perfect time to do this. This series has been incredibly hyped compared to Maggie’s other books so I think I’ll really like it! It’s got better reviews and everyone says it’s one of their favourites. I did actually like the first book, I’m not sure why I never read the second one. So hopefully I’ll finish this series pretty fast when I’m lazing by the pool!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Want to Read Before the End of the Year

Hey guys! I always do these posts and when it gets to the end of the year, I find out that I haven’t read a single book on my list. But here I am again doing this post so clearly I never learn! Hope you enjoy!

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

Stalking Jack the Ripper1) Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

I actually really do want to read this but I’m saving it for October because everyone says it’s a perfect book to read for Halloween! I don’t want to start reading it in the summer and be kicking myself and wishing I’d read it in October! I was expecting it to be a romance given the title but everyone has said it’s not about that at all and it has a scientific approach to it. A lot of people said it’s a horror story, too. I think it has photos included as well which makes it sound like it’s going to be creepy as hell. I love books that include creepy photos, gives me major goosebumps! So this will definitely be on my October TBR!

 

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