The Longest Books On My TBR
I have a confession, I LOVE big books. They are so satisfying to finish, they are often part of a series and you can really get lost in the world. So here is a list of tomes I can’t wait to read.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke – 1006 PAGES!
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon – 848 PAGES!
Queen of Air and Darkness by Casandra Clare – 720 PAGES!
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas – 702 PAGES!
Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend – 640 PAGES!
Front Lines by Michael Grant – 576 PAGES!
Renegades by Marissa Meyer – 556 PAGES!
The Poppy War by R F Kuang – 544 PAGES!
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – 544 PAGES!
The City of Brass by S A Chakraborty – 533 PAGES!
And in case anyone was interested (I like numbers) the total page count of all these books is … 6670 PAGES!
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September Reading Wrap-Up
Total Number of Books: 4
Total Number of Pages: 1,086
Average Pages Read per Day: 35
Average Pages per Book: 271
College is clearly affecting the quantity I’m reading and unfortunately, the quality isn’t very good either. I have been in a 3-star rut for what feels like forever!
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – 3 Stars
The more I read this the more I realized I had never read a synopsis, this as a book I picked up because of repeated recommendations. Perhaps, if I had read a summary I wouldn’t have gone in with such blind high hopes. The writing was beautiful but the story just wasn’t for me.
Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson – 3 Stars
Another book that took me by surprise. While I loved the parts of the book set in the present starring Adri, I didn’t care much for the characters from the past. I really liked the questions it asked about the quality of life vs living forever and the way relationships stretch and strain over time and distance. Overall I liked it and I’m curious, for those who have read it would you read a sequel? I would love to read about Adri in space – I think there’s a lot more growth we could explore.
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill – 4 Stars
This is THE CUTEST book I have read in a long time. Longer than a picture book but not a novel, this is an adorable story ago dragons. Now I want one of my own, I think I would have an Earl Grey Dragon for sure. And it isn’t just the illustrations that are lovely, the story is as well.
Black Wings Beating by Alex London (ARC) – 3 Stars
I’ve done a full review for this ARC from Raincoast Books. It was dark and unique like I had hoped but the world and magic system didn’t have the depth I was hoping for. Also, I didn’t find any of the characters very compelling.
Recently Added To Goodreads:
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Happiness For Beginners by Katherine Center
Coming Up Next For Review
Sunny (Track #3) by Jason Reynolds
Rating: 4 Stars
Publication Date: April 10th, 2018
Genre: Sports, Contemporary, Middle-Grade
Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Source: ARC from Simon & Schuster Canada
This is a middle-grade story with a lot of heart and a lot of running.
It’s a great book for kids figuring out who you are and standing up for it. About everyone being a little different in some way and loving them for it, not in spite of it. Jason Reynolds has such a unique voice and it’s present in all of his work. The writing style he chose reflected the character and enhanced my ability to see the world through Sunny’s eyes. I did want more from the supporting characters but then I realized that this is a companion series. Ghost and Patina, for example, have their own books which you can bet I will be picking up.
Thank you for reading my review of Sunny by Jason Reynolds, and also to Simon & Schuster Canada for this review opportunity. I hope you enjoyed my insights and look forward to more reviews from me in the future.
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Rating: 4 Stars
Publication Date: September 4th
Page Count: 311
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Source: ARC from Raincoast Books
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As readers, we’re always looking for that book we just can’t put down. Even though it was dark and haunting I found it hard to stop turning the pages of Sadie. The world building was so thorough; Summers described locations like she had a feel for the heartbeat of each one. And due to the incredible dual timeline storytelling, I quickly became invested in the mystery. Each character pieced the story together at a different pace and order and it added a whole new intriguing element.
Honestly, there wasn’t much I didn’t like. The ending was a little more ambiguous than I prefer but in this case, I understand why the author chose it.
If you enjoy emotional rollercoasters that don’t hold punches this is the book for you. Sadie certainly had a big emotional impact on me. I have never read a book that evoked such an intense and diverse range of feelings. – Curious. Angry. Afraid. Disgusted. Short of breath. Heart pounding. Horrified. – I think it’s a testament to Summers writing, and I will definitely be picking up more of her books.
This review is from the perspective of someone who doesn’t read thrillers or mysteries. Has Sadie changed my mind? To be honest it took me a while to recover from this book but ultimately the answer is yes.
*Trigger warning – this is a book for mature YA audiences only*
Thank you for reading my review of Sadie by Courtney Summers, and also to Raincoast Books for this review opportunity. I hope you enjoyed my insights and look forward to more reviews from me in the future.
Books By My Favorite Authors I HAVENT Read Yet
There are really no excuses for the following list. I love the author, I love the series, I love the concept… so why haven’t I read it yet? No one knows. I’m not the only one like this though, I know that for a fact!
Authors Listed Above:
Jay Kristoff, Emma Mills, Sabaa Tahir, Tamora Pierce, Garth Nix
Emily Skrutskie, Victoria Schwab, Marissa Meyer, Jenny Lawson
& N. K. Jemisin
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