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The August Book List + Introducing the Book Club

The August Book ListAugust was a slow reading month for me. I only read one book even though I had intended to read more. The month just became so busy for me and I didn’t set aside any time for reading. It happens. However, I’m back on my regular reading schedule for September. I have so many books series I want to finish plus there are new books coming out in September that I’ve been waiting months for.

A few of you mentioned to me that you want to start reading more. However, it’s hard to find the time or be accountable. I had been toying with the idea of doing a book club. Therefore, I decided to share a few books that I plan on reading the next month with each new book list. That way you all can check them out too and read along with me. Then each month along with the newest book list post I’ll do a book discussion video on my youtube channel. I hope this allows us to discuss the books in more detail and help you all with your reading goals.

The first book club list is below for what I’ll be reading in September. Let me know what you all think and if you have any suggestions to make this more valuable to you. I always love hearing from you.


August Book List
White Cat (Curse Workers Series #1), The August Book ListWhite Cat by Holly Black

Rating: 3 Stars

Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Magical Realism

Summary: Cassels comes from a family of magical criminals. They have the abilities to control emotions, memories, and luck. When one night he almost sleepwalks off the roof of his dorm he starts to realize he’s part of a much bigger game and begins searching for the truth.

My Thoughts: I was really excited to read this book. Holly Black has a book called the Cruel Prince coming out in 2018 that I’m dying to read. To pass the time I decided to check out some of her other books. I was intrigued to read this book because it has a male protagonist and the premise for the story was really interesting. I mean magical criminals, does it get better? I did enjoy the story but the writing was a little juvenile. I wanted the characters to develop a little more and even go darker. Some parts of the story dragged on a little too long and right when things were getting interesting the story ended. I got to the end of the book thinking, that’s it? Which left me feeling unsatisfied.

Granted this is a part of a trilogy so the story may go the direction I was hoping in later books. I do plan to finish the series at some point. Holly Black has really creative concepts and I’m still excited to read her future books.


The Book Club – September List

 

Introducing The Book List

am so excited to finally be introducing this new addition to the blog. I’ve wanted to share my love for reading with you all for so long. I used to post my summer reading lists but stopped because it felt disconnected to my content at the time but it’s been really nagging me not to share.  Occasionally I would mention the books I was reading in a blog post but it wasn’t enough. All my spare time is spent reading and my love of books is a huge part of who I am. So let me finally introduce you to the Book List.

What’s the Book List?

It’s a series where I will share what I’m reading, what I want to read and my opinions on the books I read every month.

What type of books do I enjoy reading?

My favorite genre by far is fantasy. I read a lot of fantasy, it’s the only genre that matches my imagination. I love getting to explore new worlds, magic, and supernatural elements. Reading fantasy always spurs my creative juices.

I also really love reading historical and literary fiction. Of course, I also love the literary classics. I have minor in literature after all not to mention I took an entire course on Jane Austen in college. It’s still one of my most favorite classes I’ve ever taken, I mean Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. I swoon.

I also enjoy reading memoirs and non – fiction. Occasionally I will also read contemporary.The only thing I don’t read is horror. Not touching that genre with a ten-foot pole. But all in all, you can expect my book list to contain quite a bit of variety.

Will there be reviews on the books?

There won’t be a review for each individual book I read. At least not on the blog. If you want a more in-depth review you can follow me on my Goodreads or Tumblr.For the blog, I will do a mini review for each book that is on my end of the month wrap up post. You’ll get more details in future posts.

This is all I wanted to get out for now. I hope you all really enjoy this new segment to the blog and don’t worry there will still be plenty of fashion.  Check out what I read in May below and check back next week for a new Book List.

My May Reads

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Wrath & Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson

Ruined by Amy Tintera

Avenged by Amy Tintera

A Court of Wings & Ruin by Sarah J Maas

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

 

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