Month: March 2016

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday

Also always, brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Because I don’t care for this week’s topic, I’m going to use last week’s for this one – March 1: Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For (fill in the blank)

I’m going to do kickass fight scenes, often interspersed with fantasy elements in the rest of the book and set in another world altogether

  1. Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  2. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
  3. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  4. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  5. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
  6. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  7. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  8. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  9. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  10. Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Bonus! These are all series which means there are other awesome fight scenes throughout the other books! Kenyon, Chima, Maas, Raash, Brown, Aveyard, and Paolini for sure. Enjoy!

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday

I’m going to do a throwback since I missed this one. Here we go – February 23:  Ten Book I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren’t My Typical Genre/Type of Book (or that was out of your comfort zone)

  1. The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow (5 stars)
  2. Fat Chance by Nick Spaulding (5 stars)
  3. Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer (4 stars)
  4. Part-Time Princesses by Monica Gallagher (4 stars)
  5. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight (5 stars)
  6. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt (5 stars)
  7. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George (4 stars)
  8. Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen (5 stars)
  9. The Incarnations by Susan Barker (4 stars)
  10. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (4 stars)

Most of these are either reality based fiction, nonfiction, or styles of fiction I don’t read that often. All are definitely worth a read, some are even laugh out loud funny!

What I’m reading

currently reading 3.7.16

So far, I am absolutely tearing into Burning Midnight and am 4/5 done with The Assassin’s Blade. Pulling Princes is a nice diversion, light and airy, a little serious, but not fantasy world serious. The Epic Adventures occupies little of my time but I have enjoyed what I have read to date. And The Lies of Locke Lamora is a rather strain to read but is seeming to improve now that I am over 100 pages in so we’ll see how it finishes.

March Update

Greetings faithful readers!

How lovely to see you all again 🙂 I have been remiss in my duties of writing but grad school is taking its toll…and pound of flesh for that matter. Since my last post, I have been working 6 days a week, interning and at my regular job, plus doing homework and writing papers, not to mention fitting in family events and you know, hanging out with my significant other. I have a lot on my plate and hopefully that load will be lightened in a few weeks! I am also applying for jobs, which I’m sure many of you know, can be very stressful. Applying a degree in the real world can be trying. Keeping my fingers crossed that the right opportunity and I cross paths soon.

In other more bookish news, there have been several publications recently which have caught my eye and I feel obliged to update you on, whether I have read them yet or not.

  1. Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh (much anticipated and currently am tearing through it)
  2. The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
  3. Morning Star by Pierce Brown (waiting for my copy to arrive!)
  4. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

Also, the soon to be released!

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (screen play) by J.K. Rowling
  2. Demigods & Magicians by Rick Riordan
  3. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  4. FROST LIKE NIGHT by Sara Raasch (which just had a major cover release and I’m so excited I can’t stand it!)
  5. FLAMECASTER by Cinda Williams Chima (first new book in 4 years and she is giving away signed copies!!! I need this on pre-order, especially since it comes out just before my birthday!!)

Phew…that was a lot of excitement at the end there, I almost didn’t make it. As always, check out my Goodreads for more updates on what I’ve been reading. Post to follow with what I am currently reading next.