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
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.
Welcome to the ‘Mid-Year Book Freak Out’ Tag. This seemed like a nice way to wrap up the first half of the year so here we go!
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2016.
I absolutely love this series. It has a great magic system and I flew through the 700+ pages. You can check out my review here. Read more
Curl up on your sofa with a cup of tea, make sure you have a box of tissues and maybe a cat handy, and fall into On The Other Side. This is Carrie Hope Fletcher’s first novel and boy did she come out with a bang! I read this wonderful story full of love and magical realism in one sitting and suggest you do the same.
This week’s topic for Top 5 Wednesday is Book Theme Songs, songs that you closely associate with a particular book.
Hedwig’s Theme and Harry Potter
Yes, this one is obvious but it is impossible for me to think of one without thinking of the other. You can watch Hedwig’s Theme here. Read more
This tag was created by Marie Berg over on YouTube after she read By The Book, a book released by the New York Times featuring interviews with lots of authors. She chose the best of the questions and created this tag. You can watch her original video here.