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’ve actually read quite a bit this month so far, and it’s been so long since I’ve done one. So I feel like I’m actually able to do one of these posts. I first saw this on Book Coffee Happy‘s blog. 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 reading (or rereading actually for like the third time) Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. This is the first time in a while that I’ve actually physically read a book and not just listened to the audiobook. Though, I don’t think this one would translate quite as well as an audiobook because there are drawings and online forum chats throughout that you can only experience truly if you read the physical book.
But like I said, I’m reading this for the third time. It’s been a while since the last time I’ve read it, and I forgotten how much I love the characters. They’re just so nerdy and I’m absolutely living for it.
What did you recently finish reading?
I just finished listening to The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. This was another one that I read like three times already. Every time before this, it has taken me over a week to read this book. But listening to the audiobook, I think it took me maybe three days. Which is pretty good considering this is over 500 pages.
I love Morgan Matson’s books. They’re always so fun, but also tackle some tough topics. They’re almost always centered around family, which is great to read in a book. This one has a great friendship dynamics. And there’s puppies. What more could you ask for?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m really not sure what I’m going to pick up when I finish Eliza and her Monsters. I keep saying that I want to reread The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. I also kind of want to reread When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon even though that wasn’t on my TBR for this month. I just got The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett in the mail, and I also have had One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London on my radar for a while now.
So there you have it. Those are the books that I am currently reading, have recently read, and plan on reading soon. What books are you currently reading or have recently read? I’d love to know in the comments below!