MY LOCAL BOOKSTORE LET ME PICK UP MY RED QUEEN PREORDER TODAY but I haven't finish my re-read so I'm working through that (still only on Obernewtyn D: damn you exams) and reading various others to keep my Goodreads challenge on track.
I recently read Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman after going to the launch. Also Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo which I LOVED so much more than the original grisha trilogy.
How could you not read it???
DYMOCKS PENRITH. (Thank you Ellen.)
I have been waiting for this for SO LONG I want to savour it. I want to be fully immersed in the story but also I am desperate to get to it so I'm re-reading as quickly as I can.
In my sleep deprived post-Red Queen state, I thought I'd finish off Jurassic Park.
But then I thought no, time to read LotR at long last.
THEN I went to Dymocks for an Isobelle talk, and saw there's a new Cormoran Strike novel by Robert Galbraith out - and I have a new shiny plan.
Wow, Emi posts :P
I still can't bear to pick up another book just yet. My TBR pile looms and I'm still acquiring new books but nope. I think I'll need something short and fun to get into first though. I've got A Monster Calls sitting there to be read, but, although short, it's a Ness book so I doubt it'll be something I could call 'fun' :P
I am re-reading The Red Queen, specifically *because* I can't deal with anything else just yet.
Got my RED QUEEN mailed to me at work last week and I still haven't cracked it open yet! ARGH! No time! Been so busy. I don't want to read it here and there. I want have a good solid day to read the entire book.
Also reading A Dance with Dragons by George R. R.
I am contemplating re-reading The Stone Key so I can refresh my memory. But that might take me longer to get started on The Red Queen.
I had 100 pages left of Robin Hobb's Fool's Assassin when I started The Red Queen. It was a pretty intense spot to stop and start reading another book. Anyway, I've finished it (and Red Queen) and am now onto Fool's Quest. Not sure I can deal with all the emotion.
MY LOCAL BOOKSTORE LET ME PICK UP MY RED QUEEN PREORDER TODAY but I haven't finish my re-read so I'm working through that (still only on Obernewtyn D: damn you exams) and reading various others to keep my Goodreads challenge on track.I recently read Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman after going to the launch. Also Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo which I LOVED so much more than the original grisha trilogy.
Was Illuminae good? I still haven't finished Jay Kristoff's Lotus War trilogy but really liked the first book, and I read These Broken Stars after hearing Amie Kaufman at a talk explaining her space-disaster research. I am also well behind in my Obernewtyn reading, so you are not alone.
Finally decided to start reading something again after TRQ - The Martian, SO GOOD
I'm currently rereading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern for work. I'd forgotten just how gorgeous the book was. So intricate, and... well, magical. One of my favourites.
Just read The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby, who suffered a stroke, leaving him with locked-in syndrome, unable to move apart from blink one eye. And it is a story of his life, meticulously blinked out letter by letter. Just incredible
I'm reading (re-reading) The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Managed to pick up a new copy from Big W for just under $15 and decided to get stuck in. Such a wonderful book with the most ridiculously detailed descriptions of cathedrals makes you feel like you lived in the time. Going to try and finish it within a week or two so I can read the sequel World Without End before I do a reread of The Passage and The Twelve before the final book of that series comes out.
So many massive books, so little time.
I'm reading Shadow of a Dark Queen, the first book in The Serpentwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist. I'm not sure whether my reading taste has changed (it has been many years since I last read Feist), I'm remembering my enjoyment of his previous books incorrectly, or if this is just not as good. Other Feist readers, what do you think?!?
I loved Feist back in high school, but I only read the first book of Serpentwar. I think I was a bit over him at that point. I did love Riftwar and Empire, though.
I'm reading Iluminae, as recommended by Nef. :)
Reading More Than This by Patrick Ness, so good, so devastating
Yeah, I also loved the Empire Trilogy (they were the first Feist books I read). I finished Shadow of a Dark Queen a few days ago. I did get more into it, but it wasn't compelling. I'll complete the series, but probably won't reread them.
Since finishing Shadow of a Dark Queen, I have also read Newt's Emerald and Shade's Children by Garth Nix. Newt's Emerald is geared towards a younger audience, though was still enjoyable. Shade's Children was far more gritty and my favourite of the two. I don't think I have any more new Nix to read :(
I'm trying frantically to reach my reading goal for this year - only two more books to go!
Just finished The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina, and it was brilliant! I loved the characters and their abilities, and the twists and turns the plot took, and the world it all took place in - so basically everything about it. One of the best YA sci-fi/fantasy books I've read in a while.
And now I'm on to Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan - so far, so dark, but I'm liking it.
I've just finished Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti. I really liked it, just as I have loved everything I've read by Scott Westerfeld. I've not read anything by Margo Lanagan or Deborah Biancotti, though I may look into acquiring some Margo Lanagan soon. yayitsme, let me know how you go with Tender Morsels :)
I'm now moving on to either finishing The Poetic Edda, or starting The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, another book I've owned for ages but not touched.
I just read 'The Emperor's Soul' by Brandon Sanderson, which I really liked, and it was the first one of his I have read - a secret santa present - so I think I'll have to read some more books of his~
I have just started 'Uri'madu Songs of the Planet Walkers' by Jennifer Boyes, which also seems really good, although I have only just started.
On the topic of Margo Lanagan, I have 'Sea Hearts' on my pile of books to read before uni starts again, so feeling optimistic about her writing from the last few comments~
I love Sea Hearts. It has a slow beginning, but once things start happening it's engrossing, compelling and bittersweet. A favourite fairy tale retelling.
I started reading Sea Hearts once, but didn't get into it. The writing was pretty, though, so I'll give it another go soon.
Marta, maybe start with one of Margo Lanagan's short story collections? Black Juice is pretty great, and being short stories if one doesn't grab you it's not such a big deal.