It’s time for my monthly Library update!! I feel like I’ve been getting better at reading the books that I borrow instead of letting them sit there until I need to return them. Though I have been more in a E-Book reading phase at the moment so it’s been a little bit difficult to pick something up physically and actually read it. However, I am still going to utilise the library and continue to borrow books that have piqued my interest and hopefully read them. I have actually finished one book already that I have borrowed and that is Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir!
I’ve been slowly dipping my feet into the sci-fi genre and have really enjoyed what I have picked up so far. I’m mostly only read series at this stage, I haven’t really encountered many stand-alone’s that I have captured my attention enough for me to want to read, though there have been a few. I think there are definitely some sub-genre’s that won’t appeal to me but until I actually pick up a few and give them a try I will never know… I am definitely open to any recommendations!
Here are a few sci-fi books I have loved:
Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown
Impossible Times series by Mark Lawrence
Skyward series by Brandon Sanderson
Warcross Duology by Marie Lu
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
These are my favourite books that I read this year. I realise not all of them were released in 2019 but it was when I read them all and I absolutely LOVED each and every one of these books.
So in no particular order these are my Top 10 Favourite Books of the Year:
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard
The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
So I typically only read fantasy but since starting my blog I have really started to expand my reading tastes and dip my toes in other genres. As this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is books I enjoyed outside of my comfort zone I went through and picked 5 books that sparked my love of these other genres.
The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware – I had wanted to pick up mystery/thrillers for the longest time and I came across The Death of Mrs Westaway in a book store and I remembered it had some good reviews so I picked it up and LOVED it!
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand – this was my first real foray into more dark/horror fantasy and I really enjoyed it! This book was super eerie and strange and it captured me right from the start.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – This book propelled me back into the world of adult romance/smut. I am a sucker for the hate to love trope and this book executed it perfectly.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – Sci-fi isn’t my thing at all and Ready Player One has really been the only book in the sci-fi genre I have been able to stomach so far. I recently read The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet not too long ago and didn’t really enjoy it all that much but I am still open to picking up more books from this genre and exploring what else it has to offer!
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia – this was my real first kind of hard hitting young adult contemporary book with mental health representation included. Up until I picked Eliza and Her Monsters up I was just reading a lot of fluffy YA books with no real substance.
I had a fantastic reading month, oh my goodness! Nothing below a 4 out of 5 stars. I don’t think that has happened to me since I started my blog so I am pretty stoked with my outcome for June! I think my not having a pre-established TBR was definitely a success and I feel I will be adopting that practice in the months to come because of how prolific my reading was. By far my best reading month I think ever…
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray – ⭐️4/5 stars
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan – ⭐️4/5 stars
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendriks & Sarah Pekkanen – ⭐️4/5 stars
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – ⭐️5/5 stars
Uprooted by Naomi Novik – ⭐️4/5 stars
Sawkill Girls by Clare Legrand – ⭐️4/5 stars
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren – ⭐️5/5 stars
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik – ⭐️4/5 stars
Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence – ⭐️5/5 stars
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – ⭐️4.5/5 stars
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – ⭐️5/5 stars
Frost Bite by Richelle Mead – ⭐️4/5 stars
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead – ⭐️4/5 stars
Blood Promise by Richelle Mead – ⭐️4/5 stars
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead – ⭐️5/5 stars
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead – ⭐️5/5 stars
Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey – ⭐️5/5 stars
Somewhere Only We Know by Maureen Goo – ⭐️4/5 stars