Hey there readers! It’s weekly update time! So most of the time when I start a blog post, I go right into the book updates. But to get my writing juices flowing, I’m going to start with a tag! I love tags!
This is the opposite tag!
First book in your collection/Last book you bought.
I really don’t remember all that way back. But I’ll talk about the first book I bought here in Cardiff. It was actually “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell. I walked into Waterstones for the first time and guess what book just came out that day?! Seriously, I did not even know it was the book’s release day!
The last book I bought was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Definitely a great read. Will get to the book review once I get the motivation to do it.
A cheap book/An expensive book.
Well I grabbed “Jane Eyre”, “The Book Thief”, and “Dracula” for a pound. They were used copies and I got them for donating to this magazine.
The most expensive book I have on my shelf is “Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief”. I got the anniversary edition and it was about $25. It’s on my shelf back home, but still.
A book with a male protagonist/One with a female protagonist.
Male: Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan. Definitely one of my favorite of his series. The entire series is not out but I can tell I will love it.
Female: Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johanson.
A book you read fast/One that took you long to read.
I read Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead probably the quickest. It was really engaging to read and still one of my favorite series.
Game. Of. Friggin’. Thrones took me so long! I finally finished the fifth book last October and I am so relieved.
Pretty cover/Ugly cover.
All of these were super gorgeous.
I don’t have a pick for ugly cover. I guess if I catch one, I’ll show you guys later.
A national book/An international book.
Not sure what this means, but I’ll go for an American setting vs. a foreign setting.
American: Mosquitoland by David Arnold I think this goes well with a national book, because it’s about a road trip around America.
Foreign: I Saw a Man by Owen Sheers.There will be a review coming up, so wait for that.
A thin book/A thick book.
Thin book: Soundless by Richelle Mead. I was a bit disappointed by how short that book was. But I definitely recommend this book.
Thick book: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas I don’t know how many times I have to recommend this book till EVERYONE reads it. I loved it so much I have to brag about it to all of my friends.
Fiction book/Non-fiction book.
Fiction: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. Definitely the best Cassandra Clare book so far. Her writing has improved so much over the years. I’m hesitant to say it’s my favorite Shadowhunter tale, but it’s getting there. Honestly I can’t wait for the next book in the series.
Non-fiction: I don’t read much non-fiction, but my favorite one I’ve ever read has to be “My Foreign Cities” by Elizabeth Scarboro. It’s about the author’s life with her husband who had Cystic Fibrosis. It was so heart wrenching and when I met the author I just could not help but feel for her. I read it for a class, but I loved the book so much!
Very (way too) romantic book/Action book.
I really don’t do romance, so the closest I’ve gotten to that is A Court of Mist and Fury. Oh the feels!
An action book would have to be the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. The next book in the series is coming out soon!!!!
A book that made you happy/One that made you sad.
Not the most amazing answers, but it’s the best I can do.
So this week I’ve read a total of 6 books!
- Conjuror by John and Carole Barrowman
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johanson
- Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins
- The Shadow Queen by C.J Redwine
- I Saw a Man by Owen Sheers
I’m very impressed with what I’ve read so far. I’m currently reading “All the Light we Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. I picked it up months ago, but couldn’t get past the first fifty pages. I just didn’t like the changing of the chapters and points of view. I’m still trying to figure out what the characters have to do with each other. Now that I’ve gotten a little further in the book, I’m enjoying it a little bit. But not exactly pleased.
My TBR pile is dwindling down to only four books. I think I can finish the three books next week and then I can focus all of my energy in finally reading “Pride and Prejudice”. I still have “Jane Eyre” and “The Book Thief” to read, but I’m unsure if I want to pick those up. I have to figure out what I’m going to do with all of my books I bought here in Cardiff. I’m going to try to send them all home, but if not, I might just sell some of the ones I didn’t like.
That’s my update so far. Check back with me next week to see if I can successfully finish my TBR pile.