The other day I posted about Six of Crows on bookstagram because after nearly two years of owning it I still have yet to even pick it up – I like leaving my hyped books on the shelf to age like some sort of fine wine I guess. Anyway, Six of Crows got me thinking: what other popular/hyped books have I still not read despite owning them/having them on my TBR for who knows how long?
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Hi! Hello! I didn’t mean to take a four-month blogging hiatus but I kind of did anyway 😅 I didn’t really have any time to work on reviews or posts for a while and then for a long while I just … didn’t want to; I love reading and talking about books but writing good reviews/posts that make sense? That’s hard. Anyway, I figured a good ole’ TBR post was the perfect was to hopefully get back into blogging and reviewing on the regular (not that I ever had a regular posting schedule before but).
Before I jumped into my reads for this month here’s a couple quick reading updates:
- I finished my 2017 reading challenge with 61/50 books read
- My goal for this year is technically 150 books but it’s currently set at 100 and I’m already 1 book behind 😪
- Current number of books reads this year: 23!
Alrighty, onto my April TBR
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Fall is one of my favourite times of the year, I love how warm and cozy it makes me feel inside and I wanted that feeling to reflect in my tbr for this month. I also wanted my tbr to be a little bit spooky and dark in the spirit of Halloween. This should probably actually be called ‘books I maybe want to get around to’ because I can’t actually decide which ones I want to read 😅
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The Bane Chronicles // Cassandra Clare
With Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson
“One can give up many things for love, but should not give up oneself”
Actual Rating: 4/5 ⭐
It’s not easy being Magnus Bane. As a warlock, he’s often called upon to fix the problems of others. His life has been long, and his loves have been many. And Magnus has a way of making sure he’s at the right place at the right – or perhaps wrong – time. The French Revolution, Prohibition, the great blackout of New York City, the first great battle between Valentine and the New York Institute … Magnus was there, and usually in the middle of it. But smuggling Marie Antoinette out of France is nothing compared to loving a vampire like Camille Belcourt – or having a first date with Alec Lightwood.
Though Magnus’s tale is far from over these stories shed a little light on his often inscrutable character. What happens when an immortal warlock goes mad? Are all Herondales as problematic as Will? (Answer: yes.) What exactly happened at the Hotel Dumort? How did Raphael Santiago become a vampire? What do you buy your Shadowhunter boyfriend when you’re not dating? And why was Magnus banned from Peru?
Magnus will never be able to tell all of his tales. No one would believe him. But here are eleven stories that fill in some of the blanks – stories he probably wishes had never gotten out.
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Scythe // Neal Shusterman
“Love remains mortal”
Actual Rating: 4.5/5 ⭐
Synopsis [From Goodreads]:
Thou shalt kill
A world with no hunger
Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life – and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe – a role that neither wants. These teens must muster the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequences of failure could mean losing their own.
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Queens of Geek // Jen Wilde
“In one brief conversation, she made me see that there’s nothing wrong with me.”
Actual Rating: 4.5/5 ⭐
Synopsis [From Goodreads]:
When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever.
Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star, Reese Ryan. When Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.
While Charlie dodges questions about her personal life, Taylor starts asking questions about her own.
Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about the Queen Firestone SupaFan Contest, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.
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