🌼Spring TBR🌸

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is once again our seasonal TBR. Here in Australia we are going into Spring so these are the ten books that are currently the highest on my TBR that I am hopefully going to prioritise in the next 3 months!

My Autumn TBR consists of:

All Our Demise by Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman

Jade City by Fonda Lee

Near the Bone by Christina Henry

Dune by Frank Herbert

Locklands by Robert Jackson Bennett

The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik

Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher

5 Quotes from Last 5 Books

These are five of my favourite quotes from the last five books that I have read!!

Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho

“People don’t realize that loneliness isn’t just about being alone”

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Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

“Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and still it will return.”

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Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey

“Serendipity is just as cruel as it is kind.”

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Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo

“I’ll remember what it was like to see a battle between people who don’t fight like people, who are what legends come from.”

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The It Girl by Ruth Ware

“you’re never alone in a room filled with a thousand books.”

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Audio Books? 🎧

To try and combat my slump I decided to give audio books another try. I’ve always figured that if I try to listen to an audio book whilst I’m doing something else that I wouldn’t actually concentrate on what is being said and miss key points of the book. Another qualm I have with audio books is that I can read the book so much faster with my eyes than what it would take to listen to the whole thing in 2x speed so I could just never justify spending so much time listening to one book. But hey I’m in the middle of a reading slump so listening to one book over the course of a couple days is better than no book at all.

I thought maybe an epic fantasy book would be the way to go as it would just be like listening to a fairy tale and when I thought of epic fantasy I may as well do to the top of the list with The Lord of the Rings. I read the trilogy over 5 years ago now and I found then that Tolkien’s prose is just really hard to process for me. It takes a lot to be able to break down what he is actually saying while I’m reading it physically and it took me so much longer to actually finish than what I would usually.

It took me about 4 days to complete The Fellowship of the Ring on audio but I highly enjoyed the experience! Even at 2x speed I was able to follow along perfectly fine being told the story than reading with my eyes and trying to comprehend. I’m hoping this book and my experience wasn’t a fluke and as I continue on listening to the rest of the series I can determine whether or not audio books are for me.

 Books with Geographical Terms in the Title

Once again it’s Top Ten Tuesday time friends!

Here are 10 books I’ve read that have a geographical term in the title:

Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo

The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace

When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo

Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young