I’ve very recently come out of a nearly 2 year reading slump and now I am hipped, hopped hyped and ready to go on catching up on all the new releases and books I have been accumulating during that difficult time. Some of these books are beginnings of series that I’ve been meaning to read for a long while and others are new releases. Honestly the majority are books that have been sat on my shelves for years, yelling at me to be read. Don’t you worry little books your time is coming soon!
It has also recently been brought to my attention that this list may stay this long for quite some time, due to the fact I have recently invested in a Nintendo Switch and Animal Crossing. I’m super excited for this and I can guarantee that all my spare time will now be spent playing this. Do not fear, I shall be giving regular updates on my reading via Goodreads (follow me here) and Twitter (also follow me here).
Circe by Madeline Miller
If there is one thing you should know about me, it is that I love mythology, especially Greek mythology. When this book was first released, I was all over it, I was like “yeah this is going too be great, I’m going to read this straight away”, but alas, I have not. UNTIL NOW!!! This is my current read and I am really enjoying it so far, I’m loving the mythology and the magic, although I am about 200 pages in and I must admit, it’s not blown me away yet. The plot seems somewhat repetitive and a bit bland, but I’m hoping it will start to spice up soon. I’m getting good vibes from it.
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
I think this book is on any YA fans list, I mean why wouldn’t it be? Cassandra Clare’s books are what introduced me to the wonderful world of fantasy and young adult fiction and no matter how many books she’s brings out I’ll just have to read them, I can’t help myself. My mum read this book in two sittings, so I’m only expecting the best.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
I’m both excited and scared to read this book. Excited because I love Samantha Shannon and everything she does, I just know this book is going to be a solid 12/10 but I’m also scared because it’s so ginormous! I’m not usually one to shy away from a big book, but I’m worried that once I start, I won’t be able to stop and I’ll come out of my bedroom 3 days later, with chip pan hair and bloodshot eyes from the exposure to fresh air. But I am super excited for this one!
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
I read An Ember in the Ashes some time ago (will most likely have to reread it) and I absolutely loved it, however, it wasn’t soon after that my university deadlines came knocking and my reading slump started. I really want to delve back into this series as it’s 100% a bit of me and the reviews of the full series have been exceptional.
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
Aha! I recently read Scythe – the first book that pulled me from the infamous slump and now I am ready to complete this series. Scythe got me very riled up and I am super eager to read Thunderhead as I need to know what happens next. Honestly, waiting for this book to be delivered was an absolute nightmare, longest 2 days of my life. If you want to read my review on Scythe you can find it here.
Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings
I have recently watched the first 2 seasons of Killing Eve, the television show that came from this novel, so obviously I was going to want to read the book next wasn’t I? I LOVED this series and honestly, the more Villanelle action I can get the better. I’m also intrigued to see if there are many major differences from the show and the book, adaptions always do fascinate me – I wrote my dissertation of musical adaptions, in case you were interested.
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
This book has been on my shelves for many years and every time I look at it, the intrigue and desire to read it never disappears. So this time, I am determined to finally get around to it. Plus I love a good assassin story.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Ever since this book was released, it always fascinated me. I was originally hooked by the plot, but then I kept seeing people reading it and saying how much they enjoyed it and then it made me want to read it even more! I am very interested to see what all the hype is about. I really do hope it lives up to my large expectations.
Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas
I used to be a huge fan of all Sarah J. Maas books, I read all the Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses, but after while I got a little bored with them and came to the conclusion that the hype surrounding the books is what made me trick myself into liking them as much as I did. However, I’ve seen many people say that they enjoyed this book, and again, my mum has already read this book and she thought it was great, so I’m willing to give it a go. Who knows, it may be pleasantly surprising.
Vox by Christina Dalcher
I started reading this book some time ago and got quite a few pages into it and gave up on it as I just couldn’t give it my full attention. However, I really want to start it again as I loved the premise of the book – women are only allowed to say a certain amount of words a day and men are allowed to say as many as they want. Being a feminist, this really peaked my intrigue and I’m really looking forward to seeing where the story takes us.
The Bone Season (series) by Samantha Shannon
I absolutely love this series! ABSOLUTELY!!! The fourth book in the series The Mask Falling is due to be released January 2021 and I am pumped. It has been sometime since the last book in this series came out, so I would ideally like to reread the entire series to refresh my mind and delve back into a series I know and love dearly. If you haven’t read this series, I highly suggest that you do.
So there we have it, the current list of books that I want to read. This is 100% guaranteed to change as my mind is like the weather, completely unpredictable; there are also some amazing books being released this year so I may just have to pick those up in between too.
Thank you for sticking by me during this terrible reading and blogging slump, my gratitude to you forever and always.