Around this time last year I posted 5 of my favourite books over 500 pages so I figured I would do an update with 5 more books I read and absolutely loved from the last year that have over 500 pages!
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks – 739 pages
This was the perfect amount of world building and introduction of all the characters and their backstories without being overwhelming. Granted at the start as I am with most epic/high fantasy I read I am a little lost, but I established myself pretty quickly into this world and was invested almost instantaneously with the characters. The magic system was unique and interesting and had just enough information to keep me engaged yet eager to know more.
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas – 803 pages
From that first twist at the start I wasn’t able to predict anything that was going to happen next. The forced partnership between Bryce and Hunt, the investigation, the revelations, everything came together perfectly for me and even though it was over 800 pages I flew through this book!
Morning Star by Pierce Brown – 544 pages
It was honestly one of the best series I have ever read and I am itching to reread the whole thing again just to experience this epic rollercoaster of a tale again!
Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett – 512 pages
I really loved the setting of this book, the atmosphere and the conditions of the city really added a layer of depth to the storyline and set the tone for the book. The dark, grittiness of the commons was heavily described and the almost hopelessness Sancia felt whilst living there really captured my attention.
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – 521 pages
I loved the overall concept and the premise of the story. The world building was wonderful and highly atmospheric. I could do with a little more information about the magic system and the extent of the powers of the different clans. I can’t wait to find out this world and how each of the characters develops as the story continues!
Thoughts on Tomes on Booktube announced another round of the Tome Topple! I participated in round 11 and really enjoyed myself so I figure why not try and get through a few more of the tomes on my TBR!! To see the announcement and any information about this readathon click HERE! I am going to pick a tome to correspond to each prompt but I’m not going to pressure myself to complete all of these books.
The tome that has been on your TBR the longest
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
The tome you’ve most recently acquired
The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
A standalone tome
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell by Susanna Clarke
Read 1 tome
Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff
A tome written by a Black author
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
Tome from a genre you don’t usually read
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
The tome on your TBR with the most pages
The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks
A tome you started during another round of Tome Topple
Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is books with colours in the titles. I went through all the books I’ve read over the last year or so and these were the ones that I found!
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
Red Rising & Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Red Sister & Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence
The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie so I thought I would go back through my last couple of seasonal TBR’s (Autumn, Spring, Summer) and see which books I chose that I haven’t actually read yet, thus hopefully spurring me to pick them up!! Fingers crossed
☀️ Summer TBR☀️
🌸 Spring TBR🌼
🍂 Autumn TBR🍂
This is my second instalment of my quarterly reading recommendations for 2020. Every 3 months I will be looking over all the books I’ve read in that time and picking out my top 10 favourites. 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 first quarterly reading recommendations for this year click HERE.
Beach Read by Emily Henry
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas
Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos
City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty