Books I’ve been avoiding

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is a freebie and I thought I would take this opportunity to make myself a little more accountable by listing 10 books on my physical TBR currently that I have been definitely avoiding! This was a prompt a couple of years ago that I did and it’s still prevalent today as there are some books that even though I want to read just skip over for others.

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Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

The Sword of Destiny by Andrezj Sapakowski

Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto

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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Tome Topple Round 14 TBR

It’s time for another round of the Tome Topple Readathon which is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes from Booktube, for her announcement video click HERE! This is kind of a tentative TBR and hopefully I will be able to get through a lot of long books in the upcoming weeks!

My TBR for Tome Topple Round 14 is:

Tome on TBR the longest & Tome in a genre you don’t usually read – The Seven 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Tome You Started in another Round – The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

Tome in a series you haven’t read in a while – Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima

Read 1 tome – The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Seasonally coloured tome – Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

Tome with the most pages – Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto

Tome by a BIPOC author – The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

February TBR

I’ve been in a really good headspace with reading lately and I want that momentum to continue through to February. So for this month I decided to go back to last year’s February TBR and see what I was planning on reading. I had a list of 18 books I was going to be mood reading and out of those 18 there are only 5 books left that I haven’t read yet so I thought why not finish them off!

My February TBR consists of:

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima

Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

The Diviners by Libba Bray

The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

New Year Resolution Book Tag πŸ·

I did this tag last year and once again I figured it was the perfect tag to start off the new year!

Picture1Fonda Lee – There has been so much hype for Jade City and I want to see how I will feel about it!

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Picture2The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

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Picture3Again classic’s honestly don’t interest me, so probably none πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

Picture4I’d like to reread Crown of Feathers before I read Heart of Flames

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Picture5The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton is haunting me at this point…

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Picture6A big book I would like to read is The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

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Picture7Emily Henry – I’ve only read Beach Read so far and she has so many more books I’m interested in.

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Picture8The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

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Picture9The Gentleman’s Bastard Series by Scott Lynch

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Picture10The Shadow Game Series by Amanda Foody

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Picture11I would like to read at least 100 books again this year!