Quarterly Reading Recommendation

I can’t believe it’s already been another three months since my last recommendation post! This is going to be my third instalment for 2020 where I will be listing my top 10 favourite books I read during those months and then at the end of the year I will be compiling my list and picking out my top ten overall of 2020! If you want to check out my second quarterly reading recommendations click HERE!

My recommendations for July – August – September are:

Take a Hint Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

The One by John Marrs

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Anita Heiss

Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Kingsbane by Claire Legrand

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao

Bookoplathon Wrap Up

As I said in my TBR post whenever I was in the mood to pick up a book I rolled and moved around the board and picked a book that corresponded to the prompt I landed on. For this particular readathon I only did 5 rolls, I was having a little bit of a slumpy month and I didn’t want to force myself to pick up a book just because it fit whatever I landed on. I did a pretty good job matching what I was actually interested in reading to what I landed on so I am pretty stoked with my results and this readathon. I thought it was a really fun, unique concept and I will definitely be participating in any future rounds. My rolls were: 8-9-5-8-5

Foiled Cover – A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

Community Shelf (Read a book that matches the current season) – The Memory of Babel by Christelle Dabos

Chance – An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

5 Star Prediction – Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao

Friend Pick – The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

September Wrap Up

I have been feeling kind of slumpy lately and just not in the mood to read, so I am glad that I managed to complete what I did. Twelve books in a month whilst in the middle of a slump and still participating in two readathons I think is definitely a win for me!

The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor⭐️3/5 stars

The One by John Marrs⭐️4/5 stars

The Guest List by Lucy Foley⭐️3/5 stars

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne. A Brown ⭐️3/5 stars

The Memory of Babel by Christelle Dabos – ⭐️4/5 stars

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir ⭐️5/5 stars

He Started It by Samantha Downing ⭐️3/5 stars

Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao⭐️4/5 stars

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo ⭐️3/5 stars

Night Film by Marisha Pessl⭐️3/5 stars

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir⭐️4/5 stars

Well Met by Jen DeLuca⭐️5/5 stars

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Favourite Quotes

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is your favourite quotes. I actually don’t really have any favourite quotes or make note of any quotes I come across while reading… So I figured I would go through the last 10 book that I have read and pick my favourite quotes from those particular books!

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

“Failure doesn’t define you. It’s what you do after you fail that determines whether you are a leader or a waste of perfectly good air.”

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

“Mortal fear is as crucial a thing to our lives as love. It cuts to the core of our being and shows us what we are. Will you step back and cover your eyes? Or will you have the strength to walk to the precipice and look out?”

The Language of Thorns: Midnight tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo

“We were not made to please princes.”

Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao

“You can achieve everything in this world, but if it’s for someone else, it’s pointless. Live for yourself.”

He Started It by Samantha Downing

 “sometimes we are a family of a**holes”

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

“You are an ember in the ashes, Elias Veturius. You will spark and burn, ravage and destroy. You cannot change it. You cannot stop it.”

The Memory of Babel by Christelle Dabos

“I’ve been Berenilde’s valet, Farouk’s plaything, and prey,” she repeated to herself, while returning her lens to its frame. “An empty threat isn’t going to intimidate me.”

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

“Nothing good can come of a place that refuses to see the pain of the people on whose backs it was built.”

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

“When he broke up with me, he told me that he would love me forever. But that’s total crap. If you love someone, really, you don’t do anything to hurt them.”

The One by John Marrs

“If you’ve got the opportunity to love someone as much as they love you, then grab it with both hands and hold on to it for dear life.”

Last Year I Was Reading…

I seen this book meme over on Kristin @ Kristina Kraves Books and I just had to give it a go… It was originally created by Reading Marie!

It is so easy to join in and here are the rules:

Take your current read and compare it to what you reading this exact time last year. Which one do you like better? What is different about the books? Any special facts/things you want to make note of or bring attention to…

Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Funnily enough these are both two books focused around Russian lore. One is a loose retelling of the myth surrounding Anastasia Romanov and the other is based upon Russian folklore and stories. Both are YA fantasy books that are a part of a series and I gave both of them 4 stars. I liked both books equally and highly recommend them if you are a fan of a whimsical and atmospheric tales!