5 Books I Want to Read Update

Back in January I posted about 5 books I really wanted to get to in 2019 and now that we are halfway through the year I thought I would post an update! I have actually read 4 out of 5 of the books and I had a few mixed thoughts/feeling about them. They are all relatively hyped book and I genuinely thought I would love them all but that wasn’t the case…

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

I was very much invested in the characters and the plot in this book. The battles and the simulation were exciting and precarious. There were definitely rumblings of political schemes in play so I can see it really evolving and expanding a whole lot more in the books to come! Some of the flight jargon and manoeuvrings slowed me down and bored me a little but the overall plot and storyline was very captivating to read!

My Rating: ⭐️4.5/5 stars


Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

The premise of the book is really unique and I like the eastern cultural influence that is written into the story. The different clans and the different castes really added a layer of complexity to the plot that I enjoyed immensely. I was very much engaged throughout the course of this book as the stakes were always extremely high.

My Rating: ⭐️4.5/5 stars


The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

The overall premise I found highly original and engaging and the magic system was unlike anything I’ve ever read before. Definitely enjoyed the majority of my reading experience however, I’m a little bummed I wasn’t as in love with the story as much everyone else seems to be.

My Rating: ⭐️3/5 stars


Circe by Madeline Miller

I enjoyed the sort of historical aspect with all of the gods, titans, demigods and monsters and how they came to be in this book, but it was fleeting and the story dragged a little.I found I didn’t really form a connection to any of the characters and by the end of it I honestly really didn’t care. There wasn’t any sort of build-up of anticipation and the ending was a little too open ended for me.

My Rating: ⭐️2/5 stars