August. The final summer month. The last few weeks of work/internship and then back to business at uni. Final weeks staying at my parents’ house, then back to my own flat. So time to read the final books for summer! I do hope to read a lot these last weeks of summer here in Finland. What to finish The Inquisition by Taran Matharu – Almost halfway through. … Continue reading August 2017 TBR
The Dursleys hate magic. They would prefer it not to exist, but they know it does. So they angrily reject and stubbornly ignore any signs of it in the Muggle world – even when forced to take in their wizard nephew, Harry. – Pottermore Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Theme 1 Chapters 1-4 I love the first chapter of Harry Potter. The normal family … Continue reading Magic and the Muggle World
Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith by Shaun Hume My rating: 2 of 5 stars I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. This was a decent read, but I would have liked it more if it hadn’t been pitched as something especially for Harry Potter fans. Now I couldn’t do anything but compare it to Harry Potter and sadly … Continue reading Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith
I am a little late to the party, but who cares? 😀 The Wizarding World Book Club. I heard about it, loved the idea, and somehow didn’t log in to Pottermore. It started a month ago, Friday 23 June, but I’ll be joining now (I started listening to the first book on audiobook. First time listening to a Harry Potter book). I hope to have some … Continue reading The Wizarding World Book Club
Sins of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder #1) by Brian McClellan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Brian McClellan has done it again. This story just pulls you in to never let you go. That’s the reason I flew through it in just a few days. We’re back in the familiar world from The Powder Mage Trilogy, but in a different part – Fatrasta. It … Continue reading Sins of Empire
I just have to ask, what are your thoughts on these two new “Harry Potter” books – Harry Potter: A History of Magic and Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic – that are set to be released in October? My first reaction was complete fangirling with everything that includes. Then I went to sleep and now I checked them out on the British Library Shop, and … Continue reading 2 New “Harry Potter” Books
Remember the trilogy I fell head over heels for back in the beginning of 2017? The trilogy that really got me into audiobooks? Well, there is a new book out set in the same world! The story of powder mages continues in a new trilogy and I had NO IDEA! Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan March 7th 2017 Sadly the cover doesn’t have as … Continue reading The Powder Mages Saga Continues!
It has been way too long since I did a themed recommendations post, the last one about dragons was back in August (almost a year ago!). This time around I chose water as the theme, and I hope you’ll enjoy these five books I’ve picked out.
This is a classic. I do hope all of you at least have read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, if not the whole series. If not, you know what your next book will be 😉
Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the third return to the land of Narnia for the Pevensie children. This time with some new tag-alongs. They meet some old friends and make some new ones on an adventure far away from safe land. Together with the reader they will see a part of Narnia never seen before, and they will reach places you couldn’t even dream about. The ocean is wast, and The Dawn Treader will take them across it.
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin
This I got recommended to me so many times before I picked it up. It is one of the classics when it comes to fantasy. I gave it 3 stars.
Ursula K. Le Guin is a master at telling a full story with very few words. Even though this the only book I’ve read of hers, I can say that much. In only 200 pages she creates a world and fills it with characters and story. Sadly it didn’t grip me as much as I would have liked, but never the less, I am glad I read it and hope a lot more people will too.
I did this last year and it feels like I should do it again, make it an annual thing 🙂 So let’s take a look at what I’ve read this far this year. It feels good, my Goodreads goal is 40 books and I’ve gone through 23 already. So no stress on that point.
If you’re interested in last year’s post, CLICK HERE.
Best book I’ve read so far in 2017
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson. This book blew my mind and I’m desperate for the third book! Sadly it hasn’t come out yet. What Sanderson has done with this book and this world is beyond anything I’ve previously read. This series will be a masterpiece that deserves to stand beside Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. If you’re not intimidated by big books and big stories, pick this up as soon as possible. If you are intimidated, give it a try anyway, you won’t regret it.
Best sequel I’ve read so far in 2017
The Crimson Campaign (The Powder Mage Trilogy #2) by Brian McClellan. I went into this series not knowing what to expect, and I had my mind blown. When I got to the second book I couldn’t help but feel amazed, a second book that was even better than the first one? That shouldn’t happen, it’s against the natural law (in most cases is seems like that anyway).
The setting and the characters in this trilogy are well written and the story drags you in and won’t leave you alone. Didn’t expect to like this as much as I did. The audiobook narration is great so that is definitely an option if you don’t have the time to sit down and read.
Most anticipated release for the second half of the year
It is very similar to the previous month, but I don’t read as many books as I’d like, so now it just looks like this instead, repetition. Have you read any of these? Which one(s) should I get to as soon as possible? The books I’ve already started Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith by Shaun Hume – Started it. I’m intrigued. Think this will be … Continue reading July 2017 TBR