5 Books I Want to Read Update

Back in January I posted about 5  books I really wanted to read in 2021 and now that we are halfway through the year I thought I would post an update! At this stage I’ve only read 1 out of 5 of the books so I really have to get cracking if I want to complete them all. 

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

This was a wonderful introduction to this trilogy and I can see now why so many people love this book. The writing was descriptive and the world building was immaculate. All of the characters were distinctive and diverse and the way the storylines merged was masterful. I am kicking myself for putting off reading this book for so long and I am happy to have finally completed it. I have a feeling I am going to be continuing on very soon!

My Rating:  ⭐️4/5 stars

The other four books I still need to read are:

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Library Update

It’s been a few months since I’ve done a library update so I figured now was the time! I have been really trying to utilise the library more this year and consistently borrow books that I’m interested in but not willing to buy. I currently five six books on loan from the Library: The Obelisk Gate & The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin, The Gilded Ones by Namina Forner, Dark Matter by Blake Crouch and Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales. I have yet to read any of these books but I am very excited by my current selection!

My Ten Most Recent Reads

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is my ten most recent books I have read and my thoughts on each book!

The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence – Underwhelming unfortunately

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong –  Just ok, will definitely be continuing on

Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas – This was strange

When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo I was invested, definitely unlike anything I’ve read before

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig – Poignant, relevant & impactful

Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire I really enjoyed this

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire – the series is slowly getting better as I read through

Well Played by Jen DeLuca was an enjoyable, romantic, fun read

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin – lived up to the hype

In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire – Just an ok one for me

10 Recent Additions to my TBR

I haven’t actually been purchasing books lately, I’ve just been trying to get through my owned TBR. Though there are some new releases and still quite a few books I accumulated over the Christmas period that would technically count as being my most recent additions that I wanted to list and keep track of!

Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

Malice by Heather Walter

The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho

Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare

All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace

The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

Shadowcaster by Cinder Williams Chima