I did this tag at the end of last year and I felt like this is a fun tag that I’m going to do around this time every year!
Well I’ve just started by reread of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson so that might take me the rest of the year to finish!
I don’t really have seasonal books that I read every year, but since we are going into Summer here in Australia one book I’m planning on reading is It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey
I am highly anticipating Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson
The Wicker King by K. Ancrum, Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho & The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
Jay Kristoff is either a hit or miss author for me, so I’m either going to LOVE or HATE Empire of the Vampire!
No… I did struggle with reading slumps throughout this year so my only plan for 2022 is to fall back in love with reading again!
I have decided what my next series I am going to be rereading and it is the Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson. Rhythm of War came out late last year and I have gotten around to reading it yet simply because I feel like I will definitely be needing a refresher on these books as it’s been over a year that I finished Oathbringer! I am very excited by also a bit nervous as these are very large books and I don’t know if I’m in the right reading space right now to tackle them but nevertheless I am definitely going to try because I am desperate to see what is going to happen next in the series! I know a lot of people love Dalinar but Kaladin is my absolute favourite and I need to relive everything again!
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is books I love but have never reviewed. I started my blog about 2 years ago now and before then I never reviewed my books. I didn’t even really start rating books until I signed up for Goodreads which was in January 2018. So there are quite a large amount of books that I have read in my lifetime that I have never reviewed, these are the top 10 that popped into my head first!
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
As an avid fantasy reader most books/series are pretty long and I would say the majority are over 500 pages, so I figured why not go through my read list and pick out 5 books that I loved and would recommend that are all over 500 pages!
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – 500 pages
The way that the story shifts and the revelations really start to come out was so well done, multiple layers of plot lines with different characters with different intentions. Convoluted fantasy books with a multitude of characters and magical elements are my favourite books of all time and this really blew me away!
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima – 506 pages
The pacing was very well done and the writing was very engaging. I found I couldn’t put the book down once I started! This really has everything that I love about fantasy, a unique premise, an intriguing plotline and dynamic characters.
Dance of Thieves by Mary E Pearson – 508 pages
The actual story line was fantastic. All of the history of the town and the family and all of the secrets really kept me intrigued and eager to read on. I really made a connection with these characters and I was highly invested in their missions. I kind of didn’t want the book to end, I just wanted to keep reading and find out what’s going to happen next!
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – 622 pages
The world is huge and the magic system is unique and interesting. I fell headlong into this book when I read it last year and I still find myself thinking about it every now and then.
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – 1007 pages
This book as a whole is really enrapturing and is not at all difficult to read despite its size. Sure sometimes the overwhelming number of characters can throw you at first, but its so intricately detailed and explained in a way that it all just fits together perfectly. You can really get swept up into the narrative that Brandon Sanderson has created
This weeks Top 10 Tuesday is my favourite books released in the last 10 years (one book for each year). This was a lot of fun to come up with, there were some years where I had 3-4 books that were all released together and it was really difficult to just choose one, but I think this list represents my reading tastes well!
2019 – The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson (Published Jan 22nd 2019)
2018 – The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware (Published May 29th 2018)
2017 – Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (Published April 4th 2017)
2016 – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas (Published May 3rd 2016)
2015 – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Published September 29th 2015)
2014 – Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson (Published March 4th 2014)
2013 – Inferno by Dan Brown (Published May 13th 2013)
2012 – Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas (Published August 2nd 2012)
2011 – A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Published May 5th 2011)
2010 – The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Aug 31st 2010)
2009 – The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima (Published October 6th 2009)