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 wasn’t necessarily tagged to do this tag, but I love fall, and I’ve been wanting to do a fall book tag. Since it’s officially fall, I figured it was time. I originally saw this tag over at The Awkward Book Blogger, so if you aren’t following her blog, go do that because she has some amazing content.
This tag definitely got me in the fall mood, and now I want to curl up with a hot cup of coffee, a cozy blanket and a good book.
Onto the tag!
In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.
My initial thought was Harry Potter but I feel like I use that for a lot of answers in tags, so I’m going to go with A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. I loved the setting in this trilogy. I really liked the different Londons that were so vastly different from each other.
Nature is beautiful… but also dying: Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.
The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith is haunting and intense. It deals with rape and drug use, and it is extremely heavy. It’s written similarly like Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and follows a girl after a traumatic assault. It’s definitely a book that sticks with you and hits you in all the feels.
Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
I don’t normally read non-fiction, and I’m not entirely sure if this is actually considered non-fiction. But I’m going to have to say Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. Recently, I’ve been getting more interested in mythology, and from watching the Marvel movies, I wanted to read more about Thor and the other Norse gods.
In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: Name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be part of.
I think I’m going to take Jessica’s answer because I agree wholeheartedly. I’d love to be apart of the original Gaang.
The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: Show us a pile of fall coloured spines!
Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: Share a book wherein someone is telling a story.
This one kind of stumped me for a bit, but I think I’m going to go with The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. It’s written in letter form, and the main character Charlie is talking to the reader who he refers to as ‘friend’ in each letter.
The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.
I don’t really read a lot of creepy books, but one that I can think of that I have read is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I read this last October, and the mystery aspect of the book was pretty creepy. There was a point where I didn’t want to put it down, so I could figure out what was going to happen next.
The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
If you’re a fan of the books in the Simonverse, then I’d say Love, Creekwood by Becky Albertalli is perfect. Not only is it short, but it also is heartwarming to see where the characters in the previous books wound up.
Fall returns every year: Name an old favorite that you’d like to return to soon.
This one I’m going to go with Harry Potter. I think it’s this time of year, but I always love reading (or listening to or watching) Harry Potter when I can get all cozy on the couch with a blanket and a hot cup of coffee. It’s true that reading about Hogwarts feels like going home.
Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: Share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”!
Of course I’d need a blanket; that’s a given. I’d also need a hot beverage of some sort. If I’m reading at night, it’d probably be a hot cup of green tea. If it’s during the day, it’d probably be coffee. Though there are times when I’d have hot chocolate.
I’m not sure who has or hasn’t done this tag, so if I tag you and you’ve already done it, then I’d love to read your answers! If you haven’t done it, and I tagged you but don’t want to, that’s fine too. And if you weren’t tagged but want to do it, then feel free!
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So that’s the Finally Fall Book Tag. If I didn’t tag you and you want to do this tag, feel free to do it anyway! It’s a lot of fun, especially if you love fall as much as I do.
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QUESTION 1 – In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.
QUESTION 2 – Nature is beautiful… but also dying: Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss of grief.
QUESTION 3 – Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
QUESTION 4 – In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: Name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be part of.
QUESTION 5 – The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: Show us a pile of fall coloured spines!
QUESTION 6 – Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: Share a book wherein someone is telling a story.
QUESTION 7 – The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.
QUESTION 8 – The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
QUESTION 9 – Fall returns every year: Name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
QUESTION 10 – Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: Share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”!