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. I really like doing these posts every once in a while because they keeps me accountable for the books that I’m reading and the books that I want to read next. Again, thanks so much to Sam from Taking on a World of Words for hosting!
The 3 W’s are:
- 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’m currently in the middle of reading The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon. I mentioned in my Diverse Books I Wanted to Read that I had started it, and since then, I have gotten so much farther in it. I know that it’s going to be one of my favorite books I’ve read this year. I love how strong and independent the main character is. It’s so encouraging and inspiring to read about a character who accomplished so much as a young Black woman. If you haven’t guessed, I’m really enjoying it so far, and I’m planning on finishing it in the next couple days. I’ll definitely have a review of it up soon on here.
What did you recently finish reading?
The last couple of books I finished weren’t necessarily books, but more like manga or graphic novels. They are really short reads, so I was able to get through them really fast. The first one was One Piece volume 25. I’ve been meaning to continue on in the series for a while now, and I’m really glad that I got to it this month.
The other book I recently read was a graphic novel that was only 80 pages. That was Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise, Part 1. I recently finished watching the TV show on Netflix with my boyfriend, and I really wanted to know what happened after the show ended. I found the graphic novels on an app through my local library, so I figured I should pick them up. And being that they’re so short, I should have no problem getting through them.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Honestly, I never really know what I’m going to read next after I finish a book. I already have the next part of Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise checked out from my local library, but I’m also thinking about picking up either The Moment of Truth by Kasie West or Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I have both on my Kindle, but I’m just not sure what I’ll be in the mood for. Knowing it’ll be a quick read, I’ll probably pick up Avatar. After that, however, is pretty up in the air for now.
So those are the books that I am currently reading, I have recently read, and I plan on reading soon. What are some books that you’ve recently read? Or are currently reading? I’d love to know in the comments below!