Time for another WWW Wednesday!!I am currently reading Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff! I am only about 10 pages in so I’m still on the early stages but I am SO excited to finally read this!
The last book I completed was My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing. This was definitely one of the most twisted domestic thrillers I’ve read in a while. It was like a roller-coaster ride from beginning to end!
I think next I’ll be continuing on in the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes with Rebel Spring. I actually really enjoyed the plot and pacing from Falling Kingdoms and I found the characters quite complex and entertaining so I’m excited to continue on in this series!
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is books with extraordinary book titles. I have chosen 10 books from this year with interesting book titles that played a factor in making me want to pick them up! These could be books I’ve never heard of before, super hyped books or random books that immediately intrigued me because of its name.
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Birthday by Meredith Russo
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
I decided to do a little spin on this week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt and instead of characters traits I like I thought I would go with character traits I dislike!! There is usually a commonality between all of the characters I tend to dislike in books and when I really sat down and thought about it this was the list that I came up with!
There is just something about naïve main protagonists that just gets on my nerves.
Example: Charlie from Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Those characters that are just all me, me, me!
Example: Billy from Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Characters that have no backbone and just let everyone walk all over them.
Example: Elle from Geekarella by Ashley Poston
I really don’t like characters that judge other character without knowing/talking to them!
Example: Zuri from Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Characters who think they are better than other people!
Example: Jude from The Wicked King by Holly Black
This is my third installment of my quarterly reading recommendations for 2019. Every 3 months I will be looking over all the books I’ve read in that time and picking out my top 10 favorites. Then at the end of the year I will compile my lists and pick my top 10 overall from the books I’ve selected where I will be going a little more in depth! If you want to check out my second quarterly reading recommendations click HERE.
So in no particular order my reading recommendations for July-August-Sept are:
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
Vow of Thieves by Mary E Pearson
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Birthday by Meredith Russo
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
As an avid fantasy reader most books/series are pretty long and I would say the majority are over 500 pages, so I figured why not go through my read list and pick out 5 books that I loved and would recommend that are all over 500 pages!
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – 500 pages
The way that the story shifts and the revelations really start to come out was so well done, multiple layers of plot lines with different characters with different intentions. Convoluted fantasy books with a multitude of characters and magical elements are my favourite books of all time and this really blew me away!
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima – 506 pages
The pacing was very well done and the writing was very engaging. I found I couldn’t put the book down once I started! This really has everything that I love about fantasy, a unique premise, an intriguing plotline and dynamic characters.
Dance of Thieves by Mary E Pearson – 508 pages
The actual story line was fantastic. All of the history of the town and the family and all of the secrets really kept me intrigued and eager to read on. I really made a connection with these characters and I was highly invested in their missions. I kind of didn’t want the book to end, I just wanted to keep reading and find out what’s going to happen next!
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – 622 pages
The world is huge and the magic system is unique and interesting. I fell headlong into this book when I read it last year and I still find myself thinking about it every now and then.
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – 1007 pages
This book as a whole is really enrapturing and is not at all difficult to read despite its size. Sure sometimes the overwhelming number of characters can throw you at first, but its so intricately detailed and explained in a way that it all just fits together perfectly. You can really get swept up into the narrative that Brandon Sanderson has created