Mid-Year Bookish Favourites

Mid-Year Bookish Favourites

I’m pleased to say that so far this year I have read 73 books out of my target of 100 (according to Goodreads that’s 17 books ahead of schedule). I have decided that  it’s time to share with you a list of my favourite reads from various categories and genres. I recommend every book on this list and absolutely insist that you immediately buy and read all of them.

Favourite New Fantasy Series

theblackprism

Brent Weeks is a genius. His Lightbringer series is completely refreshing and individual, the magic system is based on converting, or drafting, light to make tangible things. You can read my full review of the first book, The Black Prism, here. There are currently three books released (all over 700 pages in length) and book four is due to be release on October 25th this year! Excited doesn’t even cover it.

Read more

Top Five Wednesday: Favourite Books Outside Your Comfort Zone

Top Five Wednesday: Favourite Books Outside Your Comfort Zone

Hello! I know it’s Thursday already but here is this week’s Top Five Wednesday – this week’s topic is Favourite Books Outside Your Comfort Zone. I’m going to take this to mean my favourite books outside of my usual genre, Fantasy.

The Martian by Andy Weir

The_Martian_2014 Read more

The Intergalactic Book Tag

The Intergalactic Book Tag

The Intergalactic Book Tag was created to celebrated the release of Starflight by Melissa Landers. It’s a YA science fiction novel about a criminal girl, an arch nemesis, and space pirates. Space Pirates! Sounds seriously cool. All the questions in this tag are space themed and awesome.

starflightcover

Read more

Harry Potter Spells Tag

Harry Potter Spells Tag

Today I am going to be doing the Harry Potter Spells Tag. This tag was created by TurtleSympathy over on YouTube. For this tag, you pick some spells from Harry Potter and write questions about books to go with them. I have used a combination of spells/questions written by other people and ones I came up with myself.

spells

Read more

Top Five: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Stand Alone Novels

Top Five: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Stand Alone Novels

I love a good series as much as the next person but stand alone novels are real gems. With a series, things are dragged out, mysteries are left unsolved and characters tend to take a while to get it together. In a stand alone you get a complete story, start to finish, in one conveniently bound, perfect package. Here are my current favourite fantasy/sci-fi stand alone novels.

Read more

Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir is an absolute triumph. I just finished listening to the unabridged audio book (narrated by the incredible R.C.Bray) and am so glad I chose to experience the book in this format. I listened to the whole thing in two days – I even cleaned my entire flat so that I would have an excuse to listen to this book.

The_Martian_2014

Read more