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.
This week’s Top 5 Wednesday is ‘Characters You Defend’. You can check out the Goodreads Group for Top 5 Wednesday here. And so, without further ado, here is my list of characters I love, but feel the need to defend.
Severus Snape from J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter is not the best of people but I have been defending him for as long as I can remember. I was seriously relieved when he was revealed to be in on the right side in the last book, I felt vindicated. I believed in you, Severus, always. Read more ›
Every Wednesday I use the topic from this Goodreads Group to make a Top 5 list. This week’s topic is ‘Summer Reads’, I used this as a topic for a normal blog post last week (you can see my recommendations here). Instead, I have decided to talk about my favourite magical creatures from the Harry Potter universe.
All the characters I come across – whether in books, film or television – shape my life and who I am. I have been most strongly influenced by characters who love to read; they encourage me to do what I love with confidence.
My first experience with a truly bookish character was Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. She has been there for as long I can remember, teaching me that it’s okay to be different and walk around with my nose stuck in a book. She taught me to dream of fantasy and adventure, and that it’s okay to read and re-read your favourite books.
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.