5 Fantasy Series I Won’t Finish

5 Fantasy Series I Won’t Finish

The Queen of The Tearling – Erika Johansen

I read the first two a few years ago and found them quite underwhelming. Maybe it was a case of the hype giving me unrealistic expectations but I just wasn’t invested in the story or the characters. I found the protagonist dull and a little too self-obsessed. While I have a vague curiosity Continue reading


February Favourites

Bruges, Belgium

& so February has come and gone… how quickly is this year going by?! I hope you haven’t been hit too badly by ‘the beast from the east’ – anyone else eyerolling over that name? Yeah. Despite being a short month, I have a lot to share so without further ado…

Bruges, Belgium

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Favourites | Audiobooks

Today I thought I’d share with you my favourite audiobooks. I never thought I’d get along with them but I’m pleased to say that with the right audiobook, it’s easily as addictive as physical reading. I have regularly found myself sitting in the car for an extra ten minutes to finish a chapter or even exercising that little bit longer so I can carry on listening. I know, crazy!

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Totally Should’ve | Book Tag

Robin Hobb | Realm of the Elderlings | fantasy, fictions

I saw this book tag on Emma’s wonderful blog A Dreamer’s Library. Be sure to check it out! This looked so fun so thought I’d give it a go.

Totally Should’ve Gotten a Sequel

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A McKillip | fantasy book

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January Favourites


Can you believe it? It’s nearly February! So creating this list has surprised me, turns out 2018 is looking like the year I get back into American tv. I’ve always been a binge watcher of great shows but towards the end of last year I cut them out in favour of completing my Goodreads Reading Challenge. However, my lower reading goal has released me from my self-imposed everything-but-reading-ban and I am happier for it! So without further ado…

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January Book Haul

January Book Haul | Karina Reads | Bradley Beaulieu, NK Jemisin, Josiah Bancroft, Kate Quinn


I’ve been quite restrained this month, although this doesn’t include my Kindle /Audible purchases… Out of sight, out of mind, right? Onto the books…

Of Sand and Malice Made | Bradley P Beaulieu | #0.5 The Song of the Shattered Sands

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Most Anticipated Backlist Reads | Fantasy

books, book covers, fantasy fiction

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

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

book pile, bookish, book tag

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