Since it is already the 14th August I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself to read another 8 books this month but I do still want to give myself some form of structure for the rest of the month and have a goal to achieve. So for the rest of August I have four books that I would really like to finish. A couple have been on my TBR for a very long time now and I’m at the point where I am ready to get stuck in!
The first book that I would like to read this month is Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. This is the second book in the Stormlight Archives. I just finished The Way of Kings last month and absolutely loved it, so I definitely want to continue on in this series and see what is going to happen next. Even if I don’t completely finish Words of Radiance as it is over 1000 pages, just getting started will be a pass for me!
The second book on my TBR is Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas. I read the Throne of Glass series earlier this year and I actually really enjoyed it. I’ve been sitting on Tower of Dawn ever since as Chaol wasn’t really a favourite character of mine and I felt like Nesryn was just kind of thrown into the mix very suddenly and I didn’t quite gel with her. However, I’ve heard nothing but high praise for Tower of Dawn so I figure just give it a read and see how I feel.
The third book I’m hoping to complete in August is To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. I’ve seen this book floating around for the last few months now and it has me intrigued. The premise really appeals to me. I just recently read The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw a few months ago and was really captivated by it and this book seems like it fits into the same category from what I’ve heard. One of those dark, atmospheric, YA fantasy books that I think would be right up my alley.
The last book that I would like to have finished by the end of this month is Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I don’t read a lot of contemporary so every now and then I like to throw in a contemporary book to kind of cleanse my palate from all the fantasy that I read. Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda has been quite a staple in the contemporary world since it was published in 2015 but ever since the movie came out at the start of this year I’ve been seeing this book everywhere and everyone has been talking about it, so I thought it was high time I gave it a read.