🌼Spring TBR🌸

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is once again our Seasonal TBR. Down here in the southern hemisphere we are in Spring so these are the top 10 books I am going to try and prioritise over the coming months!

The Damned by Renee Ahdieh

Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

The Toll by Neal Shusterman

5 more favs over 500 pages

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!

Quarterly Reading Recommendations

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.

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Beach Read by Emily Henry

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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali

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The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

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House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

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Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

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Furyborn by Claire Legrand

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Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

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A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos

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City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

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❄️Winter TBR❄️

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is the books I plan to read this Winter! I’ve gone over my previous seasonal TBR’s and I found I haven’t really been sticking to them a whole lot, I do however have a lot of fun compiling the list of book I am excited to read! 

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The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence

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Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao

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The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

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Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto

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Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett

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The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

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The Red Queen’s War Series by Mark Lawrence

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May Wrap Up

I’ve had a pretty good reading month! I participated in the Tome Topple readathon that went for about two weeks of the month and I did manage to finish 4 tomes during that time. One book in particular I have been meaning to read for over two years now so I was stoked I managed to get to it and LOVE it as well! Though reading these long books did kind of stall my usual pace for the month. I realise 12 books is still a massive achievement, I just feel like I didn’t read as much as I wanted to.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco⭐️3/5 stars

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan⭐️4/5 stars

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo⭐️3/5 stars

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks – ⭐️5/5 stars

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling – ⭐️5/5 stars

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire⭐️2/5 stars

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett⭐️4/5 stars

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara⭐️5/5 stars

Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali ⭐️5/5 stars

Beach Read by Emily Henry ⭐️5/5 stars

A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos⭐️4/5 stars

Dear Ava by Ilsa Madden-Mills⭐️3/5 stars

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