My Winter TBR: Pre-Christmas Edition!

Did you know Winter doesn’t officially start until the 21st of December? The seasons are weird. And I’m ignoring it and writing my Winter TBR now because it’s already snowed and the nearing the end of November. That says Winter to me. And I split it up into Christmas and non-Christmas because Christmas reads are dominating the list!

My Winter TBR- Pre-Christmas Edition!

Shakespeare’s Christmas by Charlaine Harris is the third Lily Bard mystery and  putting off reading it until closer to the season has been super difficult. We all know how much I love Charlaine Harris’s writing and I’ve been really enjoying this series so far. I also got the audiobook; Wolfsbane and Mistletoe that she co-wrote after I mentioned in my Audiobooks I Want to Buy and Why post. It’s downloaded and ready to go!

The one review copy that I have this year to read is The Cat of Yule Cottage by Lili Hayward* and I’m super excited. Cats and Christmas? Those are two of my favourite things! I don’t know a huge amount about it but I know the main character is a writer, so my hopes are high.

I got the beautiful Penguin English Library edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens last Christmas from Santa and I haven’t read it since I was a kid so I’m looking forward to it. I’ve seen it in play form and the muppets movie several times so I’m hoping that knowing the story will help with all that Dickensian language I struggle with. And it’s pretty short at 94 pages.

My second Dickens is actually an anthology with a bunch of Victorian authors; The Haunted House. The idea is that the narrator invites over friends on the Twelfth Night and they tell spooky tales. I love a good ghost story when it gets nearer to Christmas, but the reviews on this are still pretty- eh. We’ll see if I get around to it.

Another short story collection, that I got for Christmas two years ago, is The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales by Kate Mosse. Come Christmas Eve, I’m going to be well and truly spooked. And if I like it, I have her The Winter Ghosts book too.

I actually won The Christmas We Met by Kate Lord Brown on Goodreads last October but it didn’t show up until February and well- it’s a Christmas book so I waited on reading it. I really don’t know that much about it apart from that it’s set in the seventies and it entered around the main characters mysterious family jewels.

And another Goodreads win is The Proposal by Tasmania Perry which I’m actually currently reading. It’s set in New York and so far, the descriptions of the city are making me long to visit. When I won this, through some sort of computer error, I was sent 10 copies and the publisher told me to just keep them so- giveaway?

I am a terrible, terrible sister who borrowed Batman: Noel by Lee Bermejo from her brother over 4 Christmases ago and never read it. I am determined to actually read it this year because it does look amazing. It’s Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with Batman as Scrooge.

Okay! That’s the Christmas books. Onto the others because the self control I had with my Autumn TBR has failed me. Really, I’m just pulling books over from my Autumn TBR. I want to continue the The Chronicles of the Invaders by Jennifer Ridyard and John Connolly and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, and I want to start The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. We’ll see, eh?

What are you reading in the run-up to Christmas?

My #Hallowreadathon 3 TBR!

Apologies for the delay in posting, I’ve got a really mean case of sinusitis at the moment. Luckily audiobooks exist, and my cat is keeping me company while I type! Now, when I wrote last years #Hallowreadathon TBR it was a little ridiculous. Since then I’ve discovered the beauty of small seasonal TBR posts and how much easier it is to pick your next read from a smaller selection. This year I’m going in with a TBR of just four…

My #Hallowreadathon 3 TBR!

So how do I plan to complete the challenges?

My #Hallowreadathon 3 TBR! Monster books

1. Read a book about a monster!
When I was coming up with this years challenges, I was looking at my copy of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It was on my Hallowreadathon TBR last year as well. It’s the ultimate monster story! Thus- read a book about a monster.
My other pick is The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Banansinga. By the time the Hallowreadathon is on, The Walking Dead will be back on TV and I’m really looking forward to finally finding out who died in the finale. Cliffhangers are garbage writing, kids! And since it not only has zombies, but also has the Governor, that’s two kinds of monster.

My #Hallowreadathon 3 TBR! Purple Books

2. Read a book with purple on the cover!
I thought the Welcome to Night Vale novel by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. It’s also perfect for Halloween because it’s a little strange, a little creepy and the cover is super purple. And although I love the podcast, I’ve not read the book yet!
The other book I’m thinking about reading is Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell would make a perfect Hallowreadathon read since it’s set in a creepy house and about ghosts. Plus, it’s a children’s book with images so a fast read. Not only does it have purple on the cover, it has metallic purple edges to the pages.

3. Read two books!
Everyone likes options though. So if it hits the 30th and I want to read something else, I’ll be looking to my Autumn TBR.

As for the giveaway, not only can you win the first three Aurora Teagarden books in a #Hallowreadathon preparation box in this post. I’ll also be giving away the first book from the Harper Connolly series; Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris to a random person who uses the hashtag over the 30th/31st!

Will you be joining the readathon? What do you plan to read?

My Autumn TBR!

My Autumn TBR!
Today is officially the beginning of Autumn so Happy Autumn!

My Autumn and Winter reading is always different from my Spring and Summer reading. In the darker months I feel like I can get stuck into deeper reads, whereas in the bright months I want light reads. It’s not a hard or fast rule, but it is a trend I’ve noticed for a while. So here are the books I want to read now that Summer- or what we got of it, is well and truly over.

My Autumn TBR!

I’m continuing my re-read of The Chronicles of the Invaders by Jennifer Ridyard and John Connolly that I started last month because I really want to finish this series this year. I can’t believe I’ve had the last book for over a year and haven’t read it yet. Last book fear is real!

I reached for Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth a couple months ago after finishing the series and wanting to read the source material, only to find it was blank for the first 50ish pages! Luckily the publisher was absolutely wonderful about sending me another copy and thus, it joined my Autumn TBR. I’m excited to read more in-depth about London in the 1950s.

The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell were on my Summer TBR but it just didn’t feel like the right time to read them. They’re full of dark forests and creaking ships, and that’s more Autumn to me. So I’ll be picking them up this season instead, in a different order than I thought after reading this. Especially now that two of the books are signed by Chris Riddell!

Since finishing the Harper Connolly series in August, I’ve been unfortunate in being Charlaine Harris free. I’ve not wanted to start the Midnight trilogy because the third book isn’t out in paperback yet and I’ve been hesitant to start the Lily Bard mysteries because the third book is a Christmas themed story. However, now it’s Autumn, Christmas is closer (95 days) and I think I can pace myself enough to save the Christmas book for nearer the season. So The Lily Bard Mysteries: Shakespeare’s Landlord and Shakespeare’s Champion by Charlaine Harris join the TBR pile.

I started the Lux series by Jennifer L Armentrout series as part of my Summer TBR with Obsidian and I loved it! I promptly ordered the rest of the series and in true Imogen fashion, was completely intimidated by the pile of books. I really want to dive back into the world though, Jennifer’s writing is so easy to read.

And lastly, I want to start the Lord of the Rings series with The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. It’s about time I finally read it.

I’m hoping a shorter list, darker nights, slightly less work and more hot cocoa will make this TBR a success! Of course, this doesn’t include the books I have on my #Hallowreadathon TBR! But more on that soon…

What do you plan on reading this Autumn?

My Summer TBR: End of the Season!

In my original Summer TBR post I had the rather hopeful idea that I would read 1000 pages a week. Little did I know how ridiculous a claim this was! I had a busy Summer so my most was about 780 pages, but I did much better on my Summer TBR then I did on my Spring one. And I found tracking my pages a really interesting experience. But onto the books.

My Summer TBR: End of the Season!

First off, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams didn’t get read as the friend I was going to read it with was moving and had internet problems. I honestly don’t know when we’ll get to it because 2016 has been both a sucky and annoyingly busy year, but I hope it’ll be soon! I think we could all do with some humour in our lives.

On a high note, I finally started my re-read of the Chronicles of the Invaders by Jennifer Ridyard and John Connolly! It’s slow going because I’m not much of a re-reader of books that I’ve read as recently as a couple of years but I’m really enjoying revisiting the world. Syl is one of my favourite female characters.

I decided to give up on the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett at the beginning of Summer, and re-read The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell but ended up doing the opposite. The Edge Chronicles were moved to next seasons TBR whereas I started The Colour of Magic this month, I’m still not sure if that was the right choice though… More on that when I review it.

I did end up going down to London and meeting Jennifer L. Armentrout who is absolutely lovely. So it was a good thing that I did get round to Obsidian. And I loved it! You can read my full review rave here but in short- the perfect book for a book blogger.

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor is still unread. It seems that I’m not as forgiving of the season 6 finale as I thought. I just haven’t wanted to pick up anything Walking Dead related over Summer. The same for World War Z by Max Brooks. But I did read Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? by Max Brallier and my review should be up soon!

The Princess Diaries: Seventh Heaven was a bit of a disappointment, I have a real hatred for slut-shaming which I go into a little more detail here. So I didn’t pick up the rest of the series and I’m not sure I ever will. Life is just too short for books you’re not 100% passionate about. This may be the one occasion where the movie is better than the book.

Gorilla Beach by Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi is put away for another year. It doesn’t seem right to read such a beach read in the dreary town I live in.

And lastly, I finished the last two books in the Harper Connolly omnibus by Charlaine Harris. One in July, and one in August. I can’t tell you how good it feels to have this big chunky book on my ‘read’ shelf next to all my other Charlaine Harris completed series. Onto a new one!

For me, this was a success. I don’t know, maybe I need to do monthly TBRs rather than seasonal ones. I thought I would prefer the openness but I find myself getting distracted from my choices. I’ll see how I feel after my Autumn TBR (up on the blog tomorrow).

Did you have fun with your Summer reading?

My Summer TBR!

According to the internet it is officially the beginning of Summer today! Happy Summer! Fun fact: Last time I wrote a blog post about books I wanted to read in Summer, I read one of the ten. Hopefully this will be more successful. I decided to do seasonal TBR’s this Spring and really enjoyed it. No matter how unsuccessful I was. So here are my Summer picks…

My Summer TBR!

There were a few books I didn’t read in Spring that I still want to read; mainly The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Dominion by Jennifer Ridyard and John Connolly*, and the last two books in the Harper Connolly omnibus by Charlaine Harris. So they jumped from my Spring TBR to my Summer TBR.

In Spring I said I wanted to read the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, but after my Most Owned Authors post I decided it was time to re-read The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. I can’t wait to revisit the world that was home when I was younger, and find out how it all ends.

I’ve been invited down to London for a pretty cool event and Jennifer L. Armentrout is going to be there! Problem: I’ve never read any of her books. But I do have one. So Obsidian is top of my list. I’ve actually been looking for a sign to pick this up so I have high hopes.

After re-reading most of The Walking Dead comics in Spring, I want to finish them and move on to re-read the novels. I’ve got Rise of the Governor and The Road to Woodbury, and after I read these I’m going to treat myself to the rest of the series. There’s six books now, I feel like a bad Walking Dead fan for only having read two.

Speaking of zombies, World War Z by Max Brooks and Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? by Max Brallier are both begging for a re-read. People named Max do seem to write the best zombie books!

I still have four books of the Princess Diaries series to read before I finish. I may be getting a little too old but I’m a completist and I never finished the series as a kid so I don’t know how it ends. So Seventh Heaven, After Eight, To The Nines and Ten Out of Ten by Meg Cabot are going to be marathoned this Summer.

Gorilla Beach by Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi is probably the most mentioned un-read book on this blog. I wished for itgot ittalked about ittook it to Italy, but I’ve only read the first book in this duology. This Summer I’d like to actually read and review this book. It’s getting a little ridiculous that I haven’t.

I’m hoping (and I’m sure I’m going to kick myself for this when it comes to me Summer TBR wrap-up) to read at least 3 books/ 1000 pages a week over Summer. I love a challenge.

What’s on your Summer TBR?
*I was sent this to review!

My Spring TBR: End of the Season!

At the beginning of April I wrote a long ambitious Spring TBR. Unfortunately a lot of things got in the way of my reading over the season so I didn’t get through as many of them as I wanted to. Some are going to be moved to my Summer TBR (coming Monday) but some are back on the bench. Let’s have a look…

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series is still on my mind but I’ve been thinking about re-reading a different series and I don’t like to have too may series on the go. I’ll get to it! Maybe in Winter? I still need to figure out the order either way, so if anyone knows I’d love some help!

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is definitely joining my Summer TBR. I just bought the audiobook with Stephen Fry and Martin Freeman (haul coming soon) since I’ve been kind of getting back into audiobooks lately. So a friend and I are going to listen/ read it together!

The Blandlings Castle series by P.G. Wodehouse is back on the shelf for now, although I am really enjoying historical fiction lately… And don’t even ask about Dominion by Jennifer Ridyard & John Connolly* though. I’m so ashamed I haven’t got around to hit yet. Soon! I promise!

The One-In-A-Million Boy by Monica Wood* and This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell* were both picked up and I got about ten pages in before putting them back down. I could just tell they weren’t for me, not at this moment in my life. But y’know, I thought the same about Tenacity this time last year so we’ll see.

I did read Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen by Alison Weir! And boy, it took me over a month to get through. I loved it, don’t get me wrong, but it was an intense read and took time. I’m definitely glad I don’t have a big Goodreads reading challenge because I’m only at 29 and 7 were graphic novels/ comic books.

After my Books I ‘Paused’ in 2015 post I wanted to pick up Kit by Marina Fiorato* and The Long Way to a Small Angry Planey by Becky Chambers* again. They sat on my bedside table but I haven’t got around to them yet. I still want to, they might not both join my Summer TBR though. 

The Harper Connolly Omnibus by Charlaine Harris** was actually the first from my Spring TBR that I picked up and I read two of the books before putting it back down. I’m liking them, I just took a break to read other things. I plan to finish them real soon and do a lil’ giveaway too.

After finally getting over the truly awful Season 6 finale of the show, I picked up 5 hardcovers of The Walking Dead comic in Spring. I love The Walking Dead and after revisiting the comics, I think I prefer them to the show! At least dumb cliffhangers are resolved in a month.

Overall, I’ve seen more successful TBR’s. I think 11+ books were too many. Hopefully Summers (coming Monday) will be better.

How was your reading in Spring?

*I was sent these books to review. I am not obligated to talk about them.
**I won this from Gollancz on Twitter

My ‘Big Books’ TBR!

I like big books and- I apparently can lie because I don’t. I really don’t like big books most of the time. They scare me. But, there are big books that I want to read and I’ve really enjoyed writing TBR posts lately so here are my top ten picks from my TBR over 600 pages. Starting with the biggest…

My 'Big Books' TBR!

It by Stephen King – 1376 pages
I attempted to watch the movie of this book but my friend was scared of the clown so we never finished it. I am really interested in reading the book though. It took Stephen King 5 years to write which is some serious dedication and it gets a lot of love over on /r/books.

The Talisman by Peter Straub and Stephen King – 992 pages
I finished American Gods by Neil Gaiman in May and it’s re-kindled an interest in cross-country road trips and America. And The Talisman mixes that with some fantasy elements that makes me almost not notice the 992 pages and the fact this is book 1 of 2

Insomnia by Stephen King – 902 pages
Another King! I struggle with sleep, not to the point of insomnia but enough that I picked up Insomnia by Stephen King without really reading what it was about. From what I gather from the vague Goodreads blurb it’s about a guy who is sleeping less and less, then stuff goes down. But I like Stephen King and I do want to read it, I just think I’ll reach for a couple of his shorter books first.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – 838 pages
I quite enjoyed how I have 20+ Goodreads friends with this on their TBR as well and only 5 who have read it. It’s one of those books you see on the lists. You know like- 100 books to read before you die, 820 books to read, 100002 classics we can’t believe you haven’t read yet. Those kind of lists.

If This Is A Woman: Inside Ravensbruck – Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women by Sarah Helm – 768 pages
One of the more interesting parts of history to me is the second World War and just the inconceivable thought process that happened. If This Is A Woman is a huge detailed account of the only female concentration camp. I did try to pick it up earlier this year but put it down. It’s a super heavy read, but I think I’ll get to it one day.

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson – 763 pages
I tried to read this one last year and talked about that in my post of Books I Paused in 2015 but this is definitely still a ‘to be read’ for me. People love this series. I loved the first book. This 763 page monster will be conquered!

George VI: The Dutiful King by Sarah Bradford – 668 pages
I love George VI. I’m not a big Royal Family person because they cost the country so much money and realistically we don’t need them now we have a government that has taken over all their roles, but that’s neither here nor there. I love George VI and I think Britain did need him during the war and he was an all round good guy. So I want to read his biography because he’s interesting.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – 662 pages
I hauled this way back when and despite being published in 2007, it’s started to pick up a second wind on booktube. I’ve been wanting to read something magical lately as well so this might be picked up sooner, rather than later.

We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas* – 620 pages
I won this on Goodreads a while back and haven’t got around to it yet. It’s so big! And it took the author ten years to write which is really something. I want to give it the attention it deserves and it’s rare I’m in the mood to read a character driven book set in 1940s America. I’ve read it’s slow going and that, mixed with the page count makes my inner-reader tremble.

Advent by James Treadwell* – 612 pages
Another magic series I’ve been meaning to start. This is about a 15 year old boy Gavin and there’s a lot of mythology in the world- but it’s one of the lowest rated overall books on my shelf which has put me off from starting it. I know reviews and ratings aren’t always indicative of how I’ll personally feel but it casts a shadow.

What are the biggest books on your TBR?

*I won these from Goodreads!

My ‘Eventually’ TBR!

I’ve been doing more TBR posts on the blog lately and I had an idea that I would show you my ‘eventually’ TBR. Books that I look at and say that I’ll get to them, maybe tomorrow, the next day, the next week, next month, next year. Eventually. They’re important books and I want to read them, but I put them off for various reasons. Such as…

My 'Eventually' TBR!

The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness
I know nothing about this trilogy apart from that I bought it over two years ago in my post-Hunger Games slump and it’s Ceces (Problems of a Book Nerd) second favourite series. It’s enough for me to really want to read it- eventually. Trilogies really aren’t my jam lately though, I’ve only read two in the past three years.

Watership Down by Richard Adams
“Hell of a book… It’s about bunnies.” One of my favourite TV shows is Lost and my favourite character, Sawyer, spends a surprising amount of time reading despite being stuck on a desert island. I’ve wanted to read Watership Down for years now, despite knowing almost nothing about it- apart from the bunnies.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
“Confession: I have read Pride and Prejudice about 200 times. I get lost in the language, words like thither, mischance, Felicity. I’m always in agony over wether Elizabeth and Mr Darcy are really going to get together! Read it, I know you’ll love it.” – You’ve Got Mail, my all-time favourite movie, no other explanation needed.

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
Speculative fiction isn’t something I own a lot of, but it’s interested me since I was a kid and first watched Titanic. What would be different if they had not tried to change course? (I learned later: They would have survived, it’s because it scraped down the edge that it sunk) And I’m currently working on a speculative fiction story myself so I really want to read the master of the niche genre. Plus, I want to watch the show and I’m a snob who needs to read the book first.

Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides
This is the only book I own with an intersex character and I haven’t even read it. I went a little overboard with my schools reading lists back in the day so I’ve owned this for about 8 years now. That makes me feel really old, wow. I just need to read it!

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
I’ve started this book so many times and never finished it. I love it every time I pick it up but we know my fear of big books by now. This will grace my read shelf eventually. I have the audiobook as well so maybe I’ll listen to it.

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
Fun fact about me: My first cousin once removed is married to a pastor, and when I met him for the first time he was reading I Am Pilgrim. I don’t know why I found this so strange, I’m fully aware that pastors don’t exclusively read religious texts. But he recommended I read it so here it is, on the list. It’s huge though, 912 pages of huge.

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Despite loving the movies with my heart and soul… I’ve never read the three books in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It’s shocking, I know. But last year I started The Hobbit after not reading it since I was a kid and didn’t really enjoy it so it’s the age old question- do you miss out if you don’t have The Hobbit fresh in your memory?

What’s on your ‘Eventually’ TBR? Have you read any of these?

My Spring TBR!

After an unsuccessful Quiet Re-Read-A-Thon I started thinking about how much I enjoyed having a TBR pile that was so small that I wasn’t overwhelmed when I started looking for my next read. So I thought a TBR that covered a long enough time that I had a chance to read them all, yet short enough that it was books I was immediately looking forward to might work. There’s a bunch of review copies I need to read that are being published in Spring, and enough of my own books that a seasonal TBR seemed to fit the bill. Here’s the result…

Shadow-y blog photos are my nemesis. Spring weather soon please.

I’ve been thinking about starting Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series for a while now and after finding the first three books in my house (this happens a lot, I definitely inherited my book hoarding) it seems like Spring might be the time to delve in. I’m on the fence about this one though. Have you read this series? Is there a good season to read them- like how Harry Potter is best in Winter?

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams was the first added to the list because I need a pick-me-up. I need something new but something I know will be comforting, and happy, and I could think of nothing better. And on the same thread of comforting reads, I’d like to start the Blandlings Castle series by P.G. Wodehouse with Something Fresh. These are supposed to be light witty reads and that’s what I’m after.

Dominion by Jennifer Ridyard & John Connolly* is next because I need to finish this series. I’ve started re-reading Conquest, the first book in the series so I plan to just read right through.

This Must Be the Place by Maggie O-Farrell* is being published May 17th and The One-In-A-Million Boy by Monica Wood* is being published on the 5th of April and I’ve been meaning to read both for weeks. They’ve both been getting buckets of positive reviews and feedback and I want to read it and review them so I can throw my two cents in for my readers that might want to pick these up.

I have three main interests when it comes to non-fiction; George VI and WWII, powerful women in history and the Tudors. Alison Weir has a new series that fits into two of those categories and will span the next six years looking at Henry VIII’s six wives, starting on May 5th with Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen*. She was always my favourite so I’m hyped.

After my Books I ‘Paused’ in 2015 post my interest in a couple of books was re-kindled. Mainly for Kit by Marina Fiorato* and The Long Way to a Small Angry Planey by Becky Chambers* so they jumped from paused back onto the TBR and will stay there until I finish them.

I need to start the Harper Connolly Omnibus by Charlaine Harris** because I haven’t read a Charlaine Harris for months and I miss her writing in my life. Her Lily Bard series may have just arrived in the mail today to they’re interchangeable or just both on this TBR.

For photographic purposes I only put one in but I have 7 more hardcovers of The Walking Dead comic to read before I buy some more. I’ve really been enjoying getting back into the comics and we all know I love The Walking Dead.

What is on your Spring TBR? Have you read any of these books?
*I was sent these books to review. I am not obligated to talk about them.
**I won this from Gollancz on Twitter

My Quiet Re-Read-a-thon TBR!

I love a read-a-thon and I love Beth’s blog; The Quiet People [Edit: Unfortunately her blog is gone!] so, on finding out that Beth was hosting a read-a-thon through the Easter weekend, of course, I was going to join! So, the Quiet Re-Read-a-thon. It’s a little different in that it’s all re-reads (something I’m horrible at since I started blogging) but it’s going to be fun. Here are some books I’m hoping to read…

First, We all know I adore Lexicon by Max Barry*. I love itI love love love it. But I’ve never re-read it and after being let down by Jennifer Government, I’m wondering if Lexicon will hold up two years later. I hope so.

Next it’s everyone’s favourite re-read! It’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone! Or Sorcerer’s Stone if you’re wrong. I’ll be honest, the main reason I want to re-read this one is because when I read it with my friend I went a little overboard with the sticky notes to the point where I’d basically be re-reading it anyway trying to get them all out.

Another book I loved when I originally read it was The Three by Sarah Lotz**. The mark of a good book is the way it resonates with you and I still think about this book. The working title of my novel is The Six (don’t sue me please, I will change it eventually) because it made sense and a minute later I was kicking myself at the obvious influence.

However, there are only two books I am absolutely definitely going to re-read in this re-read-a-thon and those are Conquest and Empire by Jennifer Ridyard & John Connolly**. I’ve been in love with this series since it was first published but I haven’t got around to reading the third and final book, Dominion, yet. Why? Because I want to re-read Conquest and Empire. Why haven’t I done that? Because I don’t want this series to be over! I’m not ready! But like a sign, the Quiet Re-Read-a-thon popped up on my Bloglovin’ feed and it’s time. I can do it.

Are you joining the Quiet Re-Read-a-Thon? What are you going to read?
*I won this book on Goodreads!
** I was sent these books for review! I then went out and bought a hardcover copy of Conquest because I loved it so much.