Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)

Title: Nevernight
Author: Jay Kristoff
Series: The Nevernight Chronicles #1
Publication: 9th August 2016 by Thomas Dunne Books
Genre: Fantasy

My Thoughts (2)

(Goodreads)

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

My Thoughts

I received this book in my Illumicrate box last year and loved the look of it. I tried picking it up a couple of times but was never really in the mood for it and this is definitely a book you need to be in the mood for reading. It is very slow to get into, and throws a lot of information at you, but after about 30% (if you can make it that far) it really gets going.

The book flicks between the past and present. This means you are completely lost for the first few chapters but hold in there. It slowly builds up, giving you Mia’s back story and motivation. Once we actually get to the place where she begins training to be an assassin, things begin to get a lot clearer and interesting.

After the initial third of the book, things become a lot more fast pace.* We get violence, lots of death, sex and swearing. After all, they are training to be assassins. I loved that they’re not just trained in fighting, but also in poisons and seduction.

It was a solid first book and I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes in the next book (it’s on my shelf ready and waiting). I ended up giving it a 3.5, but rounded up to 4 because of the painfully slow beginning.

*especially if you skip all those annoying footnotes.

My Thoughts (1)

4-stars

 

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Title: The Handmaid’s Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Series: N/A
Publication: 18th April 2017 (First published 1985)
Genre: Fiction, Dystopian

Around the World in 52 books – A book with a chilling atmosphere.

My Thoughts (2)

(Goodreads)

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…. Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force.

My Thoughts

Don’t let the bastards grind you down.

This book first came to my attention due to the TV series, which I heard was amazing. I caught one episode and really enjoyed it but missed the rest, so I thought I would read the book first then watch the show.

I thought the story was a really interesting concept and was really well done. It is written from Offred’s point of view, almsot like a verbal diary of Offred’s thoughts and ideas. This means the story can be somewhat disjointed and sometimes she say it’s not right and retells it differently. It jumps between the present, as a handmaid, and the past before the change of government, with her husband and daughter. I found there was a little bit too much of the past for my liking and they dragged on occasionally.

It was a very interesting and thought provoking read, although not always enjoyable. I would definitely recommend it.

My Thoughts (1)

4-stars

The Awakening + The Struggle (Vampire Diaries #1+2) by

The Awakening & The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #1-2)

Title: The Awakening + The Struggle
Author: L.J.Smith
Series: Vampire Diaries #1+2
Publication: 1st January 2007
Genre: 

My Thoughts (2)

(Goodreads)

The Awakening: Elena Gilbert is used to getting what she wants and she wants mysterious new boy, Stefan. But Stefan is hiding a deadly secret – a secret that will change Elena’s life for ever …

The Struggle: Elena is torn between her boyfriend, Stefan, and his brother, Damon. But these brothers hide dark secrets and a tragic past that threatens them all. Damon wants to lead Elena astray – and he’d rather kill Stefan than let him possess her …

My Thoughts

I dragged myself through this book so I could tick off the challenge, from Around the Year In 52 Books Challenge, of reading one of the 100 best YA books. Imagine my frustration when I realised I got confused and it’s actually Vampire Academy that’s on the list, not this. On the bright side, at least this isn’t in the top 100 best YA Books because it’s truly awful.

The first book was originally written in 1999, so years before Twilight. However, it was hard not to draw connects between the two as it’s incredibly similar. They both had annoying and whiny main characters, stupid instalove and frustrating writing. This obviously reflects worse on Twilight than this book. I can’t say I was overly impressed with either of the books but at least Twilight was slightly better writing and marginally better characters.

The main character, Elena, is blonde, skinny and self claimed queen of the school. She prides herself on getting any boy she wants, so when a dark, handsome boy walks past her, completely blanking her, she instantly dumps her boyfriend and won’t rest until this stranger is hers. Rolling your eyes yet? It get worse. She is just a horrible person, she is manipulative, obssessive and egocentric.

Of course this dark, brooding stranger is a vampire and is staying away from her because she looks exactly like the love of his life from his past. He spends half of the first book ignoring her and when they finally do talk BANG they’re together and “in love”. God knows why, maybe because they’re both as dry as each other?

Then there’s Stefan’s brother, Damon. He’s the consistant “bad guy” who sexy and mysterious. Guess what, he want Elena too. Funny that. Turns out he was in love with the girl that Elena looks like too.

Guess I should have learnt from the TV series. Wasn’t overly impressed with that either.

My Thoughts (1)

1-star

How to be Champion: My Autobiography by Sarah Millican

How to be Champion: My Autobiography

Title: How to be Champion: My Autobiography
Author: Sarah Millican
Series: N/A
Publication: 5th October 2017 by Trapeze
Genre: Humor, Autobiography, Popular culture.

My Thoughts (2)

(Goodreads)

Part autobiography, part self help, part confession, part celebration of being a common-or-garden woman, part collection of synonyms for nunny, Sarah Millican’s debut book delves into her super normal life with daft stories, funny tales and proper advice on how to get past life’s blips – like being good at school but not good at friends, the excitement of IBS and how to blossom post divorce.

If you’ve ever worn glasses at the age of six, worn an off-the-shoulder gown with no confidence, been contacted by an old school bully, lived in your childhood bedroom in your thirties, been gloriously dumped in a Frankie and Benny’s, cried so much you felt great, been for a romantic walk with a dog, worn leggings two days in a row even though they smelt of wee from a distance, then this is Your Book. If you haven’t done those things but wish you had, This Is Your Book. If you just want to laugh on a train/sofa/toilet or under your desk at work, This Is Your Book.

My Thoughts

There’s no GCSE in fingering.

If you’ve seen Sarah Millican’s stand up, you’ll know her as being rude, crude and naughty. She like cakes and cats.

This book is very raw and honest. She tells us about what she knows the public perceives as her flaws, physical and mental health, falling in love, rise in comedy and everything else in between. There are some wonderful photos and anecdotes. At the end of each book are some ‘self help’ tips which reflect on what she’s said in the chapter.

As she’s a comedian, I expected it to make me laugh. I was not disappointed, I laughed. A lot. Sometimes just chuckles or snorting but also cackling, loudly.

A joy to read.

My Thoughts (1)

4-stars

 

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #1)

Title: Red Sister
Author: Mark Lawrence
Series: Book of the Ancestors #1
Publication: 4th April 2017 by Ace
Genre: Fantasy

My Thoughts (2)

(Goodreads)

I was born for killing – the gods made me to ruin.

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices’ skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist.

But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder: guilty of worse.

Stolen from the shadow of the noose, Nona is sought by powerful enemies, and for good reason. Despite the security and isolation of the convent her secret and violent past will find her out. Beneath a dying sun that shines upon a crumbling empire, Nona Grey must come to terms with her demons and learn to become a deadly assassin if she is to survive…

My Thoughts

IT IS IMPORTANT, when killing a nun, to ensure that you bring an army of sufficient size. For Sister Thorn of the Sweet Mercy Convent, Lano Tacsis brought two hundred men.

This book had one of the best opening I’ve read, well, ever.

The first chapter begins with “No child truly believes they will be hanged.” Is that not fabulous? Obviously, not for the child.

I’ve not read a Mark Lawrence book before but I have been meaning to. I certainly wasn’t disappointed. It has everything you want: death, violence and humor.

The book centers around Nona, an orphaned child sold for the potential power in her blood. Due to a series of events she ends up almost being hanged for murder until she is brought to Sweet Mercy’s Convent for Young Girls. At this convent they work through the classes, these train them in the four paths for the novices to take once they become nuns.

  • Bride of the AncestorHoly Sister – Honors the Ancestors and keeps the faith.
  • Martial SisterRed Sister – Warriors skilled in armed and unarmed combat.
  • Sister of DiscretionGrey Sister – Masters of stealth and potions with shadow work.
  • Mystic SisterHoly Witch – Walks the Path and manipulates threads.

The reason I gave four stars rather than five was because the beginning and the end of the book were amazing. It was the middle that was an issue for me. It was so long that when I came back to the book I found it hard to recall everything that had happened, especially because there were so many characters too. I will probably re-read this again before reading book two.

My Thoughts (1)

4-stars

October 2017 Wrap Up

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The first half term is down and we’re now on that looong countdown to the Christmas holidays. I love being in autumn because it’s a great excuse to pull out all my big, baggy jumpers and my blankets and they start to bring out all the yummy christmas drinks. October was a great month for me! I got back into reading – being ill helped that, positives to everything guys! – I went on holiday and I got a promotion. Woo!


Books Read in October

Wolf by Wolf

Wolf by Wolf  (Wolf by Wolf #1) by Ryan Graudin

Saga

Saga (Saga Vol.1) by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Fables

Fables: Legends in Exhile (Fables Vol.1) by Bill Willingham

Parsnips, buttered

Parsnips, Buttered: How to win at modern life, one email at a time by Joe Lycett

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How to be Champion by Sarah Millican

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Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

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The Awakening + The Struggle (Vampire Diaries #1 + 2) by L.J.Smith


Blog Posts

sunday smiles

Sunday Smiles – Reading and payday treats

Sunday Smiles – Book buying out of control

Sunday Smiles – Book buying really out of control + children’s insights to the world

Sunday Smiles – Half Term – Scotland

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I haven’t been doing these recently. The topics just haven’t grabbed my attention or I’ve looked at it too late. Hopefully November will be different. 🙂

Tumbling into Wonderland Books

Edinburgh


Books I Bought In August.

Kindle:

Blood for Blood (Wolf by Wolf #2) by Ryan Graudin

The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Wolf by Wolf: Blood for Blood: Book 2 by [Graudin, Ryan]The Lion Inside by [Bright, Rachel]Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Books:

How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Freinds? by Jake Tolen and Mark Teague

Big Little Elephant by Valeri Gorbachev

How to be Champion by Sarah Millican

The Witcher (Graphic Novel) by

Saga (Saga Vol. 1) by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Parsnips, Buttered : How to win at modern life one email at a time by Joe Lycett

Open Very Carefully by Nick Bromley

Zog and the Flying Doctors by Julia Donaldson

The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman

Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime by Val McDermid

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Hufflepuff paperback edition by J.K.Rowling

The Witcher Volume 1 by [Tobin, Paul]Saga Vol. 1 by [Vaughan, Brian]

ARCs

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart


Currently Reading

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

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Looking Forward To In November…

  • My Birthday! We’ve booked to see Book of Mormon which I am very excited about! I’ve been wanting to go and see it for absolutely ages!
  • We’re going to see my favourite band – Rise Against.
  • An eye test. I know this might be a bit unusual but I’ve been getting stinking headaches for a while, so I’m praying that maybe the opticians will be able to fix it. Please?

How was your October?

Parsnips, Buttered: How to win at modern life one email at a time by Joe Lycett

Title: Parsnips, Buttered: How to win at modern life one email at a time
Author: Joe Lycett
Series: N/A
Publication: 7th September 2017 by Hodder Paperbacks
Genre: Humour, Popular culture.

Around the World in 52 Books Challenge – A book in the middle of your TBR list.

My Thoughts (2)

Dear Reader,

Life is hard. We are a bombarded generation: Facebook, billboards, Twitter, Instagram, taxes, newspapers, watches monitoring our sleep, apps that read our pulse, terrorism. There’s such an onslaught to the senses these days it’s a marvel any of us manage to get out of bed. I love bed.

While we are overwhelmed and confused by the miasmic cloud of information, there are those that seek to take advantage: there are parking fines, hate Tweets, Nigerian email scams and Christmas newsletters from old school friends about their ugly kids. And just as we’re getting round to doing something about it, we’re distracted again.

I, Joe Lycett, comedian, wordsmith, and professional complainer, am here to help. During my short life of doing largely nothing I’ve discovered solutions to many of life’s problems, which I impart to you, dear Reader. Containing a centurion of complaint letters to unsuspecting celebrities, companies and anyone brave enough to clog up my phone, as well as illustrations, one-liners , jokes and life hacks, this little gem offers you a collection of tips and advice* for all manner of modern woe. By the time you have finished reading this book you will have learnt how to:

– Reverse a parking fine 
– Manipulate the tabloid press 
– Navigate social media 
– Respond to hate mail 
– Out-weird internet trolls 
– Contest a so-called ripe avocado 
– Send the perfect Christmas newsletter 
– Defeat ISIS 
– Take down multi-national companies 
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

Joe Lycett x

* If you are looking for guidance with taxes, quitting smoking, moving house, love, divorce, education, healthcare or anything actually important may I recommend speaking to friends or family members and not consulting a book by a comedian who eats halloumi at least twice a day.

My Thoughts

Oh my! What a treat this book is.

If you haven’t heard of Joe Lycett, turn on a panel show – you’ll probably see him. If not, here’s a link of him doing some comedy which ties in with this book.

Joe loves writing complaints. So much so, that he has created different aliases to write complaints from. He’s managed to get out of parking fines with solid evidence that as parked on the moon, wind up mangers with pictures of a missing cat (it’s a fox), helped Waitrose improve their pork and Brambley apple sausage roles, and provided the world with some truly inspirational quotes.

Sometimes the self-service is no quicker than the normal checkout.

Follow your own path.

Don’t cry when it rains. The weather is weeping for us all.

Life is for the living. If you’re not living you’re dead.

I particularly enjoyed his selfies with celebrities, especially these ones (which I nabbed from Joe’s Twitter):

I also really enjoyed the little images at the end of each chapter. Some made me cackle.

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If you want a laugh, buy it! You won’t be disappointed.

My Thoughts (1)

5-stars

Graphic Novels Reviews: Saga and Fables

Saga, Vol. 1 (Saga, #1)

Title: Saga
Author: Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Series: Saga Vol. 1
Publication: 23rd October 2012 by Image Comics
Genre: Graphic novel, Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Around the World in 52 Books Challenge – A book recommended by one of your favourite authors.


 

The whole story centers around the question:

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As it turns out, two soldiers, from opposite sides from a never ending war, who look like this:

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This is the first graphic novel I’ve ever read but I completely loved it! The novel has amazing art and a really complex story. Plus it’s really funny. I found myself instantly in love with the two main characters – Alana and Marko – who clearly love each other and their baby daughter. They bicker. They support each other. And they’re sarky as hell.

I must admit, I was a bit worried when I was flicking through it in the shop and saw this: photo IMG_4179_zpsemqzyevd.jpg

and it has some strange things like these sex workers:

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But it was gripping and I just couldn’t put it down. To summarise, read it:

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5-stars

Fables, Volume 1: Legends in Exile (Fables, #1)Title: Fables :Legends in Exile
Author: Bill
Series: Fables Vol. 1
Publication: 25th April 2003
Genre: Graphic novel, Fantasy.


This book has an incredible premises; it is clearly where Once Upon A Time got some of it’s ideas. A savage creature conquers the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, forcing all the inhabitants into exile. Disguised among the “mundys” they are hiding in modern day New York. Vol. 1 focuses on finding out who has murdered Snow White’s sister, Rose Red.

The characters were what made this book for me. I loved the twist on some of the classics, such as: Prince Charming is a womanizer

and Rose Red is a party girl:

However, the story for me was a bit predictable and I felt a bit disappointed with the ending. The world that has been built up means that the rest of the series could be really interesting as it is such an interesting premises, but as a stand alone it wasn’t as amazing as I felt it could be.

4-stars


Have you read these? What did you think?

Are there any other series that you think are worth reading?

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Wolf by Wolf (Wolf By Wolf, #1)

Title: Wolf by Wolf
Author: Ryan Graudin
Series: Wolf by Wolf #1
Publication: 20th October 2015 by Orion Children’s Books
Genre: YA, Historical Fiction.

Around the World in 52 Books Challenge – A historical fiction.

My Thoughts (2)

From Goodreads

Once upon a different time, there was a girl who lived in a kingdom of death. Wolves howled up her arm. A whole pack of them-made of tattoo ink and pain, memory and loss. It was the only thing about her that ever stayed the same.Her story begins on a train.

Germania, 1956. Over ten years since the Nazis won the war. 18-year-old Yael is part of the resistance, and she has just one mission: to kill Hitler.

But first she’s got to get close enough to him to do it.

Experimented on during her time at Auschwitz, Yael has the unique ability to change her appearance at will. The only part of her which always remains are the five tattooed wolves on her arm; one for each of the people she’s lost. Using her abilities, she must transform into Adele Wolfe, Germany’s most famous female rider and winner of the legendary Axis Tour; an epic long distance motorcycle race from Berlin to Tokyo, where only the strongest (and wiliest) riders survive. If she can win this, she will be able to get close enough to kill the Fuhrer and change history forever.

But with other riders sabotaging her chances at every turn, Yael’s mission won’t be easy…

My Thoughts

There would be no dressing up as a maid. No cyanide slipped into his crystal glass of mineral water. The Fuhrer’s death was to be a loud, screaming thing. A broadcast of blood over the Reichssender.

I went into this not knowing anything about it and I ended up loving it.

The book is in alternative history novel with a fascinating premises based on a lot of “what ifs” and a plot that is unlike any other.

What if Germany won the war? What if Hitler didn’t kill himself? What if the unethical medical experiments didn’t stop? What if some of the experiments worked? What if the experiment creates something else?

The story flicks between Then, when Yael is in Auschwitz having unethical human experimentation forced upon her, and Now, when she is disguised as Adele Wolfe, Germany’s most famous female motorbike rider and winner of the legendary Axis Tour, with one thing on her mind. To kill Hitler. The two timelines are headed so it’s very clear, but we would be able to tell even if they weren’t; they were really well placed within the story and weren’t confusing and the story flowed seamlessly. I really liked that Yael has a tattoo with five wolves, to cover her camp tattoo, and each time it flicked back to the past we met one of the people that the wolves represent, who have shaped the person she is today.

The book explores identity. Due to the medical experimentation, Yael can change her appearance to become anyone, have any face, and so never really has her own identity. She cannot remember what she looked like before the experimentation began. As Graudin says in her author’s note:

This book, at its heart, is about identity. Not only in how we see ourselves, but about how we see others. What makes people who they are? The color of their skin? The blood in their veins? … I gave Yael the ability to skinshift to address these questions, as well as to highlight the absurdity of racial superiority. By taking creative liberty with this surreal element, I hoped to push readers out of their comfort zones and into Yael’s many skins and, by doing so, to impart a deeper understand of what humanity is capable of.

This has easily become one of my favourite books and I’m gutted that I have left it this long to read it. I’m eager to read the next one! I would happily recommend this to everyone in a heartbeat.

My Thoughts (1)

5-stars

 

Third Quarter Quell 2017 – 3 Month Wrap Up

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Welcome to the third Quarter Quell, my 3 month wrap up where I look at my challenges I set at the beginning of the year and see how much progress I have made on them. It’s always nice to see a bit of progression, no matter how small. 🙂

I set myself the following challenges at the beginning of the year: 

  • To read my pre-ordered books (A Court of Thorns and Roses + A Court of Mist and Fury)
  • To get above 70% on NetGalley
  • To complete The Sherlock Holmes Collection
  • To read more pages in total than the 2016 total (16,132 pages).
  • To complete at least one classic (other than Sherlock Holmes)
  • To read the books delivered to me in my illumicrate boxes – NevernightThe GracesThe Diabolic.
  • To complete at least 26 of the  Around the Year In 52 Books Challenge.

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To Read My Pre-Orders:
I Still haven’t completed these. This is getting a bit embarrassing now.

To get above 70% on NetGalley: In December it was 64%, in March it was 65%, June 66% and now it is… 70%! Woo! Thanks to doing ARC August I managed to bring it right up! I’ve started only requesting the books I really REALLY want. My problem is that a lot of these are the second book in a series, and I still haven’t read the first book (I just know that I will love them when I eventually get around to them.)

Here are a few of the great books that I need to get round to:

  • Traitor to the Throne – Alwyn Hamilton
  • Allegiant – Veronica Roth
  • Age of Swords – Michael J Sullivan
  • The Best of Adam Sharp – Graeme Simsion
  • Godsgrave – Jay Kristoff
  • The Lying Game – Ruth Ware

To complete The Sherlock Holmes Collection: In December I was 88% through with just The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes left to read. I’ve made no progress on this at all.

To read more pages in total than the 2016 total (16,132 pages): So far (according to Goodreads) I’ve read 14873 pages = 92% of last year’s total!

To complete at least one classic (other than Sherlock Holmes): I completed The Great Gatsby back in March, Animal Farm in April and I made a start on, but put down, 1984 and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
The Great GatsbyAnimal Farm    Nineteen Eighty-FourPerfume: The Story of a Murderer

To read the books delivered to me in my illumicrate boxes:  I haven’t read any of the original ones I meant at the beginning of the year. I’ve got even more because of the FebruaryMay and August boxes. I’ve only read one of them so far – whoops.

  • Nevernight – Jay Kristoff
  • The Graces – Laure Eve
  • Diabolic – S. J. Kincaid
  • Wintersong – S. Jae-Jones
  • Red Sister – Mark Lawrence
  • Truth or Dare – Non Pratt (2/6/17)
  • The Walking Land  by Callie Bates
  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer – Leigh Bardugo
  • Nyxia Scott Reintgen

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To complete at least 26 of the  Around the Year In 52 Books Challenge(39/52 completed)
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Since June I have ticked off:
3. A book you meant to read in 2016 – This Secret We’re Keeping by Rebecca Done (5/8/17)
5. A historical fiction – Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin (27/9/17)
14. A book with a strong female character – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (9/8/17)
15. A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland) – The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr (11/7/17)
20. A book that you’ve owned for a while but haven’t gotten around to reading – Mr Katz is a Zombie by Margaret Lesh (3/8/17)
24. A book written by at least two authors – Love HurtsLove Hurts by Malorie Blackman and Others (2/8/17)
31. A book from a sub-genre of your favorite genre– Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan (7/8/17)
35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty – Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (9/7/17)
39. An epistolary fiction – Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (10/7/17)

See all the challenges I’ve ticked off here.

Additional reads:
Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me.

Currently reading:
Effective Transition Into Year OneA Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #1)


Have you read any of these books?
How are you getting on with your resolutions?