Hello hello! I have today a list of 5 books that are on my TBR for the upcoming fall. I hate having TBR piles because I never get to read the books and end up feeling like crap because I feel like a failure, so I've compiled 5 books I think I am 100% going to read, so I can actually stick to my TBR! Here they are!
1. Kings or Pawns, by J.J. Sherwood
I own this book, thanks to the author, and it seems like something right up my alley! I love anything high-fantasy or urban fantasy, and although I do find them hard to get into at first, especially on Kindle, I am so stoked to have this in my eBooks! You can buy the book here and we can read it together this upcoming fall!
2. The House of Hades, by Rick Riordan
If you've been following my Goodreads, you know that I have finished the first three books in the Heroes of Olympus series. I absolutely adored them, and they gave me the same feeling I had when I was reading the Harry Potter series. I love the characters and the world building, and it's so obvious that so much work and research went behind this series. I love Nico so I can't wait to read this 4th instalment!
3. The Queen of the Tearling, by Erika Johansen
A movie starring Emma Watson? Yes please! That's the main reason I want to read this book, plus the fact that I've only heard great things about it. It is quite an intimidating book however, because of its size. Also, if you know me, you know that books like this are usually a hit or miss, so hopefully I will enjoy this book!
4. The Sky is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson
No TBR list is a katherineandwords TBR list if there isn't a Y.A. contemporary in it. I LOVE Jandy Nelson, and I've only had positive experiences with her books, so this should be a favorite of mine!
5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Script), by J.K. Rowling
So this book isn't out yet, but I have preordered it and CANNOT wait to receive it! I love reading scripts, and this one is based on a favorite of mine, and also written by queen Rowling herself? How can I not be excited for it!
I hope you enjoyed this blog post, please let me know if some of these books were favorites of yours, and I will get to them soon!
I was rewatching old T5Ws (Top 5 Wednesdays) and I found this one that I had somehow skipped over. This is probably my favorite T5W so far, because I'm someone who is really picky with books, especially the ones everyone loved. For some reason, I can't get myself to get into, nor finish some of the most popular books around booktube, and this is why I decided to, although it is risky, write this post!
1) Rebels: City of Indra, by Kendall and Kylie Jenner
Not being able to finish this book wasn't a shocker to anyone, let's be real. The book was poorly written, and although had an interesting premise and had lots of potential, the way the characters, the world, and the concept was introduced was so bad I couldn't pass the first 50 pages. I honestly still pick it up from time to time, but always end up putting it back down. It's a shame, because the cover is probably one of the most gorgeous covers ever.
2) The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
I rarely talk about this series on my blog for the simple reason that I had never finished the first book. I'm not sure why I didn't finish it, however, because I don't remember it being particularly bad or boring. I think that I had found a better book to read while I was reading this, and never thought that it was important enough for me to pick it up again.
3) Insurgent, by Veronica Roth
Most of you guys know that I will never be finishing this series, ever. I simply find it so overrated, and I don't think the writing is good, nor do I like the characters. The thing with this series is that there are a lot of things I absolutely adore about it, but also a lot that I simply hate about it, therefore I can never decide if I like it or not. I think I skim read the last 50 pages of Insurgent, simply because I had gotten so far and could not just leave it there, but I honestly don't care that much for this series anymore.
4) Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
I have a good explanation for why I never finished this book, and it is because I read it at a time where I didn't feel like reading, nor did I really understand literature back then. However, surprisingly, I never thought of picking it up again, and although I really should, I simply can't get myself to do so.
5) City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare
I could not get past the first few pages of this, and I'm so glad I didn't purchase the entire series at once. I really hope to get into this series however, because of how great their fanbase is and whatnot. I'd love to get into urban fantasy like this one, but for the moment, it really isn't for me.
I hope you enjoyed reading about these rather popular books that I will not, and was not able to finish. Hopefully, some of you feel the same!
Thanks so much for reading,
I thought I was over my book buying addiction but I guess it never actually goes away... First off, I am SO sorry for not posting in the longest time! I haven't been reading nor have I been buying books, and I did not want to post blog posts that I wasn't proud of.
Second of all.. Here's a book haul! Some were thrifted and some were bought at Indigo!
1. Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, by J.K. Rowling
I hadn't been to Indigo in so long, and when I went, I knew I couldn't leave without buying anything. Because the movie is coming out so soon and I haven't read this book in years, I decided to purchase it and to reread it before the movie is released!
2. Quidditch Through The Ages, by J.K. Rowling
I mean, I couldn't just get one book, right...?
3. Paper Towns, by John Green
Can you believe I didn't own this book already? The movie wasn't particularly good, in my opinion, but I've heard that the book is way better, and for 3$, I couldn't pass it out.
4. Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell
I was SO excited to find this book at the thrift store! It's in perfect condition, hardcover, and was only 3.50$! If you've read my blog since last year, I've been saying how much I wanted to purchase this book and read it, but the price has just never gone down. How lucky was I to thrift this??
5. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
I thrifted the LOTR series, so it only made sense for me to get this book as well.
I hope you've enjoyed this short blog post, and I genuinely hope that I will be more motivated to write more soon!