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 centered around BookCon and BookExpo America, you have to list the top 5 authors you would like to meet from these events. All the authors I picked turned out to be attending BookCon. Read more
There are few things comparable to the pure joy of finding a new fantastic series. It fills me with excitement, knowing that I have a long list of books that I am guaranteed to enjoy. I’m always a bit tentative to begin with, I will buy the first book and give it a try. If I enjoy it, I abandon all good sense and binge buy the rest of them. If I do not like the first book, it goes back on my shelf and I forget all about it.
The real pain appears when I adore a series that has not yet been completed. Sometimes I time it well and only need to wait a couple of months for the next installment. Sometimes I have to wait years. It can be excruciating. Or I forget about it …
I’m attempting to read 100 books in 2016, this works out to be about 8 books per month. In January I managed to read 13 books, I’m ahead but I want to stay ahead in case I have a lapse later on in the year. There are eight books on my TBR this month; I already own six of them, one was sent to me for review and the last is for my book club.