CROWN – Read a book where a character fights for the throne HELMET – Read a book with a dragon on the cover BREASTPLATE – Read a shiny book
- LEGGINGS – Read a thick paperback
- BOOTS – Read a book that has yellowed over time
CLOAK – Read a book with red on the dust jacket/cover
- SWORD – Read a book with something pointy on the cover
- DAGGERS – Read a book with assassins
- BOW AND ARROW – Read a book with elves
- AXE – Read a book with mercenaries
I’ve read four books now, officially making me a Countess! With any luck I’ll be promoted to Princess before I turn into the next Elizabeth Báthory.
I liked The City of Brass a lot – I didn’t love it quite as much as I hoped I would, but I’m definitely continuing with the series and I’m really looking forward to reading The Kingdom of Copper once I get my hands on a copy. The audiobook’s on Scribd, but the world in this book is so detailed (the world-building was probably my favourite thing about it, followed very closely by Ali) that I’d like to read it in a physical format. The kindle edition is still £9.99, which is more than I like to pay for ebooks, so I’m going to wait for the price to come down a bit more before I pick it up.
I finished Seraphina just today and really enjoyed it! I remember this novel being all over the place when it was initially released, but I haven’t seen as many people talk about it since and I’m not sure why because I loved it. It reminded me a little of Six of Crows in that it’s a YA novel that easily could have been an adult fantasy novel. Look out for my reviews of both these novels coming in the next couple of weeks!
Now there are ten days left of July – which is gross, where is the summer going? – and I’m going to try and fit four books into that time.
I’m almost half-way through the audiobook of Holy Sister, which I’m enjoying so far, and I’m sure I’ll finish it in the coming week. I don’t tend to listen to audiobooks during the weekend, unless I’m near the end of one, because I mostly listen to them during my commute to work. On Friday I’ll be driving across to Wales to visit my parents, which usually takes a couple of hours, so I’ll listen to a good chunk of it then if I haven’t already finished it!
There are three other books from my TBR I’d like to try and read before the end of the readathon:
A Thousand Splendid Suns (a book that has yellowed over time) and The Lies of Locke Lamora (a thick paperback) are both on my summer TBR as well as my TBR for this readathon, and they’re both books I’ve been meaning to read for years. If I could get to them this month, I’d be a very happy bunny!
Mortal Heart (a book with something pointy on the cover) is another book I’ve been meaning to read for a long time, especially considering I loved the other books in the His Fair Assassin trilogy, and listening to Holy Sister has put me in the mood for more assassin nuns. Although let’s be real: when am I not in the mood for assassin nuns?
I’m probably going to make a start on one of these tonight, if I don’t get distracted by Queer Eye, once I figure out which one I’m in the mood for!