As many of you know, I rarely set tbr’s. Therefore, I’d like to think of this list as a guiding point of what I have available to read this winter. Similarly to the last couple of years I am trying to tackle the backlog of unread books I currently own. Again, I’ve had a slow reading year, so this list is short, but a lot more manageable and realistic.
We are right in the middle of autumn right now. The nights are longer, the air is crisper, and the leaves are crumbling. There is a magic to this time of year. When I think of autumn, I think of cosy nights by the fire, a cup of tea in hand, and a book at my side. This week, I’m looking at the book covers that capture that autumnal feel.
Book titles are so telling. It’s amazing how a massive spoiler can sometimes be hiding in plain sight in the book title. I find book titles to be so important, especially when you come to understand the meaning behind these titles. Therefore, this list will spotlight some of my favourite book titles.
I can confirm that 2019 has quite possibly been the worst reading year yet. In 9 months I’ve succeeded in reading a staggering 5 books in total. This might be my new normal now since I’ve long accepted the fact that I can’t do massive reading spree’s like I use to, but I am determined to at least read a couple more books before the year is out. So, here is my short but hopeful to-read pile for autumn.
This week we’ve been given a freebie topic, so I thought it would be fun to create a mash-up of characters that I think would make a great team. Some of these teams would be incredibly formidable, others have been matched cause I think they’d form a solid friendship, while others would be pure chaos.
1. Kestrel and Sarene, The Winner’s Trilogy / Elantris: Two incredibly resourceful women, both with sharp minds and a keen eye for politics. This is one hell of a formidable duo. Their combined skill set is insane and I would not want to come between them. The beauty of this team-up would be the intellectual strategising you’d get. Both ladies play the game in their own way and could definitely overthrow a corrupt empire.
We all have our favourite authors, those whose books are so captivating and memorable that any time news of their next book airs has you automatically adding it to your basket. These are my auto-buy authors.
1. V. E. Schwab: Schwab is a powerhouse in fantasy writing. Her Shades of Magic series is one of my all-time favourite fantasy franchises and what makes her an auto-buy author is that I can always count on her to create an immersive fantasy world without sacrificing the pacing of the book or the character arcs.
This week is all about characters. Now, there are a lot of angles to take with this freebie, but I thought I’d take the time to spotlight some of the characters that had a lasting impact on my reading experience. These guys have a variety of qualities that make them a standout character in the books.