Prompt from The Broke and the Bookish
I did one of these posts last year and I really loved looking back at the books I read in the last year. I haven’t read as many books this year as I would have liked to, but I really enjoyed everything I’ve read so far. I still have six weeks to squeeze in a bunch more books, right!?
1. The first book I read this year and a book I’m thankful I read come wrapped together in the form of Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. I was only partially into the podcast when I read the book, but it made me even more interested and I caught up on the podcast much quicker than I thought I would. I got a Night Vale shirt for my birthday earlier this month and I am proud to be a part of this quirky and crazy fandom.
2. The second book I’m thankful I read this year is Morning Star by Pierce Brown. Red Rising was the first sci-fi series I have ever loved. After the first book came out in 2014, I have been waiting for this conclusion. I loved the end of this series and it was so fun to meet Pierce during his book tour. I’m anxiously looking forward to the first book in his next series, Iron Gold.
3. I was so happy when A Court of Mist and Fury came out a few months ago. I loved A Court of Thorns and Roses and I was anxiously looking forward to ACOMAF. I was a bit afraid my hopes were too high and that I would be let down, but I honestly believe that this book was even better than the one that preceded it. I am going to be writing a full review of ACOMAF soon. I’m waiting eagerly for May and A Court of Wings and Ruin.
4. Five Quarters of the Orange was an unexpected enjoyment. I really wanted to read Chocolat by Joanne Harris, but my library didn’t have it. I picked this one up instead and I really enjoy and recommend it.
5. Finally I’m glad I reread Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. It always transports me back to my childhood. It’s even more special this time because it precedes a trip to The Wizarding World. How many times have you read your favorite series?
I’m thankful I read these books this year and I hope to read a lot more excellent books before 2016 comes to an end.