I quite enjoyed writing this post last month so I thought I’d make it a monthly feature, since I am constantly chopping and changing the books on my nightstand. Just to recap: Last month I had three books on my nightstand – Ketchup Clouds, Talon and I am Pilgrim – and out of the three books I only completed Ketchup Clouds, which I reviewed over here. This post will be featuring six books, which I realize is totally out of control, but after completing Empire of Storms I’ve just been all over the place… I’m hoping one of these will get me back into the swing of things, if I ever just choose one and start reading already!
A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES BY SARAH J. MAAS
I read ACOMAF for the second time last month and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, so it got me wanting to re-read ACOTAR too. I thought it would be interesting to re-read this book after reading the second one because so much has changed in the plot, and it would be fascinating to read it after knowing what’s to come. I wrote a full review of this book a while back, but kept most of my opinions to myself in order to prevent spoilers.
A LITTLE LIFE BY HANYA YANAGIHARA
For a long time I’ve noticed this book making its rounds on #bookstagram but never knew anything about it (other than I hated the original cover). So when I saw this edition was available in South Africa at an affordable price I bought it – without knowing anything about the genre, plot, characters or setting. All I knew was that this book has been a favourite of so many trusted #bookstagrammers and that it is said to destroy souls… I thought this was reason enough to get my own copy! This one might be on my nightstand for a while because it is a massive 720 page book! And it’s not one of those thick books with giant font either, no; in fact it looks like the text was made smaller so that the book can be printed on LESS paper.
THE RAVEN BOYS BY MAGGIE STIEFVATER
Another highly popular book that I have no clue what it is about, and I kind of want to keep it that way. I got this book on sale a few months ago and I’ve been struggling to get into it ever since. But at the beginning of the month I decided to start reading it again from the very first page, with fresh eyes and zero expectations, and it seems to be going much better. I don’t mind either outcome to be honest, because if I do love the book then yay! I am going to need the entire series, and if I don’t then that’s cool too because it would mean that I don’t need to get the entire series! I just want to get it off my tbr once and for all!
THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER BY HARRIET REUTER HAPGOOD
Firstly, a big thanks to Pan MacMillan, South Africa for kindly sending me this book, in exchange for an honest review. I’ve seen it on social media for a while and the cover looked so cute! Also, I read Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford last month and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I wanted to read more books about time travel. I am a few chapters in and I will admit to finding the dialogue a bit confusing, which has been problematic for me. On the plus side though, I love the little doodles all over the book!
WINTER BY MARISSA MEYER
I’ve been putting off reading this book for so long, that I took it off my shelf and placed it on my nightstand to force myself to finally read it. I’m not sure if it’s the size of the book that’s intimidating me, or if I’m reluctant to finish it because then it will mean the series is complete, but I’ve only managed to read about 90 pages of it before giving up. As far as I can tell there is nothing wrong with the book, I guess it just wasn’t the right time for me to read it. I will keep it on my nightstand until I finish it…
WITCH CHILD BY CELIA REES
I bought this book a few weeks ago because it was really cheap and I’ve heard good things about it. Honestly I have no idea what it is about other than it is the first book in a series about witches, which sounds pretty cool – I liked the witch drama in the early Vampire Diaries TV series, until it all became way too much for me and I got bored with the entire program. This book is quite short too, so it should be a quick read for me when I eventually start doing some actual reading!