It’s almost time for me to share the books on my summer TBR, which means it’s time to take a look at my spring TBR and see how much I read!
Heartstopper: Volume 4 by Alice Oseman Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo
The Unbroken by C.L. Clark
A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark
Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart
Jade City by Fonda Lee
The Councillor by E.J. Beaton
All the Murmuring Bones by A.G. Slatter
Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley
So I didn’t do as well as I hoped I would! Who’s shocked? Because I know I’m not.
Granted I’ve been in a rubbish reading slump for quite a bit of this year and I feel like a lot of the stuff I have picked up hasn’t been anything special, which is frustrating. If I’m not reading as much as I was last year, I at least wish I was reading the best of the best!
Even though I still want to read all of the books on my TBR that I’ve yet to read, I just wasn’t in the mood for them this spring and the last thing I wanted to do was force myself through them and not enjoy them as much as I might when I’m feeling less slumpy. In fact I finally started reading The Unbroken over the weekend and I’m really enjoying it so far!
I did find one new favourite in Jade City this spring, which I buddy read with the lovely Dini, and I think it’s safe to say we both adored it. It’s one of the best fantasy novels I’ve read and I can’t believe it took me so long to get to it! We ended up buddy reading the sequel, Jade War, not long after and that was also a five star read. I’m so excited (and terrified) for Jade Legacy this December. I had a really good time with the latest issue of Heartstopper, too – it’s such a lovely series, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Netflix does with the adaptation!
Unfortunately I didn’t like Fireheart Tiger as much – I only gave it two stars – and it’s confirmed my theory that I don’t get along with Aliette de Bodard’s writing, which is such a shame. I’m glad I tried it, though! I did enjoy Rule of Wolves but it had its issues and it was only a three star read for me.
I really want to get to the others this year – especially as The Councillor, All the Murmuring Bones and Skyward Inn are all eARCs from NetGalley – but it did turn out that I couldn’t have read A Master of Djinn this spring anyway. I pre-ordered the American hardback through Blackwell’s, not realising that Orbit would be publishing a paperback edition in the UK, and my pre-order ended up not going through. When I re-ordered it I decided to save myself some money and pre-order the paperback, which won’t be released until August!