Most Anticipated Backlist Reads | Fantasy

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One of the great things about reading fantasy fiction is that there is a  *huge* backlist of brilliant books to work through while you’re waiting for all the new books/sequels. I have attempted to give a flavour of these books without looking into them too deeply as I don’t want to be spoiled or spoil you. So without further ado, here are my most anticipated backlist reads. Continue reading

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Five Sequels I Can’t Wait To Read | Fantasy

So I don’t tend to stick too well to ‘tbr’ lists so I’d like to share some of the sequels I’m super excited about getting to in 2018. Fantasy fiction is my favourite genre and all of these series’ are classed as adult fantasy. I read at least the first book in the series of the following books in 2017 and loved it. I definitely have an exciting year ahead finishing these series up!

Fool's Quest, Robin Hobb, Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness, Knight's Shadow, Sebastien de Castell, Deadhouse Gates, Steven Erikson, Seer of Sevenwaters, Juliet Marillier

Fool’s Quest | Robbin Hobb | Fitz & the Fool book 2

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Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag

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best book you’ve read so far in 2017

Without a doubt, Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier. This is the second book in the Sevenwaters series and I loved everything about it. It was atmospheric, tragic, magical and both upsetting and up-lifting. It is just wonderful.  Continue reading

Reading Different Genres – The Story of my Book Slump

 

 

So for the first time in an age, I’m in a bit of a reading slump. I’m very much a mood reader and normally, once I’ve started a series I will binge read all the available sequels in a row but at the moment, I’m really struggling to commit to anything. In the past, if I’ve ever had a slump I just change genre and I get all excited about reading again. This isn’t really working for me this time and it’s making me feel a bit lost. I love to have a book on the go so I can just turn off, escape into a different world and forget reality for a while, and the knowledge that I have that escape at the end of my fingertips is calming. So it’s weirdly uncomfortable not knowing where to go next.  Continue reading

To Be Read Book Tag

The lovely Pippa over at thelittlebookowl posted this tag the other day and I enjoyed her answers so much that I thought I’d share mine as well.

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

Most of the books I want to read are listed in my Goodreads To Read shelf but I tend to only Continue reading

Upcoming Releases | June – December


A handy little list of bookish releases from tomorrow to December that I am super excited for, including new works from Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, JK Rowling, Sarah J Maas and Leigh Bardugo.

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Pellinor Book Tag

Today I am doing the lovely Pippa’s Pellinor Book Tag. She loves the four book fantasy series by Alison Croggon and created this tag to show her appreciation for it and encourage others to pick them up. You can find her original post here over at her blog thelittlebookowl. I really enjoyed thinking about these questions so thanks for the tag! You don’t need to have read any of the books to participate so please give it a go if you fancy it! Continue reading

June TBR


I don’t normally set a tbr list as I tend to feel that once I’ve commited myself to it, I can’t read anything else. I enjoy the freedom of picking up whatever I fancy. This month though, I am so excited about all of these that I think I’ll stick to it quite happily! Not necessarily in this order though. Continue reading

Rating Books: Yay or Nay? 


I’m suffering some inner turmoil about how I’ve been rating books. Flicking through my Goodreads Reading Challenge the other day I noticed that I’ve given a lot of 5 star ratings this year. In fact, I have rarely given anything under 4. I am either exceedingly fortunate to only be reading the best books in the world or my system for rating a book is flawed. Or is it?  Continue reading

Birthday Bookish Bonanza

On Thursday 11th February I turned 23. It was a gorgeous sunny day and Ryan and I spent the day wandering around Cambridge book shopping. Perfecto if you ask me. It was super successful and I managed to find nearly everything I wanted. As I’ve mentioned in a few other posts recently I’m really into fantasy at the moment so I’ve been trying to catch up with some of the greats. Continue reading