Hello, book lovers! 💕
We’re already halfway through January (which is crazy to think about), and I feel like I haven’t gotten any reading done. That’s probably because I really haven’t. So far this month I’ve only finished a book that I started in December and gotten halfway through a book. It’s been a really stressful first few weeks, and I wasn’t in the mood to do anything.
But I figured I’d update you guys on what I’m currently in the middle of reading and what I plan on reading next. I don’t know how much more I’ll be able to get read by the end of the month, but I’m going to try my best.
So without any further ado, let’s talk about about the book that I’m currently reading!
The book that I’m currently reading (and absolutely loving) is Legendborn by Tracy Deonn. I feel like a lot of people have been talking about this book lately, and for good reason. It’s such an action-packed, fun story.
The following is from Goodreads:
After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.
A flying demon feeding on human energies.
A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.
And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.
The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates.
She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.
A secret society that hunts demons? Yes, please.
But it’s so much more than that. It kind of reminds me of The Hunger Games, but only in the sense that there are trials for the initiates to compete in. That’s where the similarities end though. It deals with diverse and relevant topics such as racism and discrimination, which makes it so poignant and real.
I don’t want to go into too much detail about the plot of the story so I won’t spoil for those who haven’t read it yet. Not only that, but I haven’t finished the book yet and this isn’t a review. I still have maybe 200 pages left, and I have been savoring every minute of it.
I feel like I say this with every book, but I’m taking my time with this one; I’ve been trying to set out more time in my days to read, but lately it’s only been right before I go to bed. And that’s when I’m the most tired, so I only am able to get through maybe 20 pages before I pass out.
But anyway, once I finish this book (or maybe before I finish it), I plan on taking a day and binge reading the last couple Avatar the Last Airbender comics that I have left. They shouldn’t take me that long to get through; it’s just a matter of sitting down and reading them.
So there you have it. Those are the books that I’m currently reading and plan on reading next. Have you read this book? What book are you currently reading? I’d love to chat in the comments below!
I first saw this on Book Coffee Happy‘s blog. Like I’ve said each time I’ve done this kind of post, I am probably going to stick to doing it once a month. It seems to be the trend that I’ve been sticking to. Again, thanks so much to Sam from Taking on a World of Words for hosting!
The three W’s include:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
I just started Tweet Cute by Emma Lord. I picked it up on a whim a couple days ago, and I’m not really that far into it to know if I’m liking it yet. But I get the feeling that it’s going to be a quick, fluffy read. Something that I definitely need after all the historical fiction books I’ve been reading.
From what I can tell so far, there’s social media involved in some way. And I think it’s a major part of the story overall. On Goodreads, it says it’s “a fresh, irresistible rom-com…about the chances we take, the paths life can lead us on, and how love can be found in the opposite place you expected.” And that’s pretty much as far as I needed to read on the synopsis of the book to want to pick it up.
WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
Which brings me to this. I just finished Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin. And while I really enjoyed the premise of it, and the ending took a turn I wasn’t expecting (mainly because I’m pretty sure it’s a series, so the events at the end shocked me). It was still a dark and pretty heavy read.
It’s an alternate history of what could have possibly happened if Hitler won during WWII. And my God was it interesting to think about. And kind of scary. I do plan on doing a review of it in the near future, so if you’re interested in the book or my thoughts on it, keep an eye out for it.
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
I’m honestly not sure what I plan on reading next. I kind of want to pick up something that would be quick and fun. I’m kind of thinking about continuing my way through One Piece, which I’m on volume 25. They don’t take me long to read, and I’m kind of needing to get back into that world.
If not that, then probably another contemporary or romance. I have The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon and Beach Read by Emily Henry on my TBR for this month. I’m not really sure what either of those books are about, but I’ve heard that they’re pretty fun and witty. And I was pretty much sold on that alone. So I might get to one of those next.
But I’m not 100% sure right now. I’m trying not to put too much pressure on myself to stick to my TBR this month, and to just let myself read whatever I feel like picking up in the moment. I’m hoping then I’d get out of this kind of rut I’ve got stuck into where I solely pick up audiobooks. I want to enjoy my physical books again.
So those are the book I’m currently reading, the book I recently finished, and some books I think I’ll read next. What are some books you’ve been reading? I’d love to know in the comments below!