About a year ago now I did a post about 10 books on my physical TBR I thought would be 5 stars. I have now read all of these books and I thought it would be fun to see whether or not I was correct!
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo – 3/5 stars a very slow build!
The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Sky – 4/5 stars Magical, surprising & highly entertaining!
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson – 3/5 stars a very slow burn!
Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes – 5/5 MAGNEO!!!!
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab – 3/5 stars I liked it, didn’t quite love it as much as Vicious!
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin – 4/5 stars better than what I anticipated!
Black Prism by Brent Weeks –5/5 stars Why did I wait so long???
Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan –3/5 Epic journey, dark magic, heart-breaking betrayals!
A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer – 4/5 Loved the new perspectives!!
Wicked Fox by Kat Cho – 4/5 It was a rollercoaster ride!
I’ve had a pretty great reading month in terms of quantity, the quality of the books were a little average though. There was a lot that I thought I would love that were just kind of ok. I participated in two readathons this month which went really well and I read a lot of books that have been on my radar now for a while so I am definitely satisfied with that!
The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker – ⭐️3/5 stars
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski – ⭐️3/5 stars
Kingsbane by Claire Legrand – ⭐️4/5 stars
A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer – ⭐️4/5 stars
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai – ⭐️4/5 stars
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert – ⭐️5/5 stars
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides – ⭐️4/5 stars
The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa – ⭐️4/5 stars
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo – ⭐️4/5 stars
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller – ⭐️5/5 stars
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed – ⭐️4/5 stars
The Night Country by Melissa Albert – ⭐️3/5 stars
Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo – ⭐️3/5 stars
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – ⭐️3/5 stars
Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan – ⭐️2/5 stars
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan – ⭐️5/5 stars
For April I decided to take part in the O.W.L.S Magical Readathon hosted by Book Roast on Youtube, for any information regarding the readathon see her announcement video HERE. I’m not 100% sure what my career is going to be so I am going to try and complete all of the prompts for this round and then when it comes to the N.E.W.T.S I will announce which career path I choose in that TBR!
The prompts & my tentative TBR for the OWLS include:
Heart rune: heart on the cover or in the title
Magical Qualities of number 2: balance/opposites – read something outside your favourite genre
Night Classes: read majority of this book when it’s dark outside
Hippogriffs: creature with a beak on the cover
Lumos Maxima: white on the cover
Grindylows: book set at the sea/coast
Third eye: assign numbers to your TBR and use a random number generator to pick your read
Mimbulus mimbletonia: title starts with an M
Witch hunts: book featuring witches/wizards
Book from a perspective of a muggle (contemporary)
Shrinking solution: book under 150 pages
Animagus lecture: book/series that includes shapeshifting
This month I am still going to be mood reading but I do want to prioritise a few of the physical books on my TBR! Hopefully I can get a good chunk of those books read and then for the rest of the year focus on some new releases/old series I haven’t had a chance to get to yet!
The books I want to prioritise:
The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye
A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
The rest of the books on my TBR:
I don’t really like to go into books with too much expectations as I feel most time they don’t live up to them. However this weeks Top 10 Tuesday prompt is kind of pushing me to have a good look at the books in my TBR and see what I am hyping up in my brain.
So these are 10 books currently in my physical TBR I am hoping will be 5 stars:
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Sky
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Black Prism by Brent Weeks
Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan
A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
Wicked Fox by Kat Cho