Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!!!! I FINISHED TWO BOOKS THIS WEEK!!!! I was so happy that I literally danced in front of my book shelves. I honestly don’t even remember the last time I finished two books in a week and I was so proud! My fall/winter reading sprint has begun! As soon as spring and summer comes my reading slows down and I get so frustrated. But it’s starting to pick up now and so is my enthusiasm to read. I want to read everything! I can’t….. but I want to! LOL! So here’s how my week looked 🙂
BOOKS I’VE FINISHED THIS WEEK:
INVICTUS by Ryan Graudin <—– (full review) 4.25 stars
This book was such a fun adventure! Great characters, family, relationships, loss, a red panda, and time travel – what more could you ask for?! We got to see ancient Rome, ancient Egypt, the Titanic, future Las Vegas and so much more. This was a bit of a hard one to summarize my thoughts on as I didn’t want to spoil anything, but it further cemented my absolute love for Ryan Graudin and her genius abilities to write unique historical fiction! This one comes out on September 26 🙂
WAR CROSS by Marie Lu <—– (full review) 4 stars
Yet another fun adventure! This time we are taken through a future where Virtual Reality has basically changed our every day lives and the love of a VR game called Warcross is an obsession. There’s even a way to make a real financial living off of the tools within the game. Not to mention that there are games where teams compete within the game. There’s also hacking, a seedy underground, and bounty hunting – it’s all here! The hype is real when it comes to this book and I loved it!
BOOKS I’M CURRENTLY READING:
Yup, still attempting Tower of Dawn. Though to be honest I haven’t actually touched it in a week. I was so immersed in Invictus and Warcross that I didn’t come back to it yet. I plan to get to at least a few more chapters this week. I’ve also just started Wild Beauty. Anna-Marie McLemore and I’m honestly not sure what to think yet. So many people have mentioned her beautiful writing. And I have to agree that it’s stunning! Her writing style is so unique, poetic, gorgeous, and more! I’ve stumbled on quite a few lines because they’re so shockingly beautiful. I end up stopping, rereading, and smiling. But at the same time her writing style has thrown me for a loop. This one is magical realism about 5 girls who have the ability to grow things. Due to a “curse” they live in this place and are unable to leave because they will get sick and die. This “curse” also makes the men they love disappear. They way she writes this book is that you’re just thrown into this world/situation and no explanations are given. It’s just law and the way it is. So, being thrown into this without knowing what’s actually going on has me a bit confused. I feel like I’m playing catch up and connecting dots more than I’m experiencing this plot along with the characters. I’m only about 50 pages in so there’s time for me to catch up, but for right now I’m not officially sold.
OTHER BOOKISH NEWS:
TOP 5 TUESDAY
It was a big week for my meme! This weeks topic was Top 5 Dream Reading Spaces – it had me driving around town looking at other peoples sheds in hopes that I could figure out some way to get my own space. Sadly, still not happening. I also announced the Topics for October!! I’m so excited for those topics! October is my favourite month of the year so we will be talking about some scary/creepy things! This coming weeks topic is the Top 5 characters I would team up with to rule the world! Kind of like my own kick ass crew. I can’t wait to reveal who would be on my team!
LISTS AND DISCUSSIONS
I actually did a discussion post this week! It’s only been months since my last one so it’s time. I talked about buying a finished copy if you have an ARC. I also listed all the books I want to read before the end of the year in hopes that it will motivate me to finally get to some of these! They’ve been on my TBR for sooooo long!
I’ve been trying to step up my Instagram game lately and I’m kind of failing. But I do remember to post every once in a while. I took what is probably my favourite picture to date and I wanted to share it with you! Here it is – (by the way, if you want to follow me, the link is in the menu on the right)
So that was my week! Not incredibly exciting but very productive! I finally feel like I’m settling back into my reading groove and I couldn’t be happier! I hope you had a fantastic week!!
Until next time, happy reading!