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 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
My reading game this month has been a little up and down but I think I’m through the worst of it! I read 9 books overall and am currently trying to read about 100 pages a day. This is where I stand with my 2016 Reading Challenge of 100 books:
Another week, another Wednesday! This week’s topic from the Top 5 Wednesday Goodreads Group is ‘Characters You Are Most Like’. I think this one is going to be tricky, it’s easy to say what you would like to be like and far harder to find the reality.
Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
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 …