I know that we’re half way through the month, but I’m bringing you a super late TBR regardless. Hopefully this is not going to be the standard for the rest of the year!
The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King (Folk of the Air#1 & #2) by Holly Black
The Wicked King has been one of my most anticipated books since I first read The Cruel Prince last January. I loved it enough that I have a full spoiler-free review, and I needed very little reason to revisit it the book. We follow Jude, a human girl taken to live in Faerie, but is looked down upon by the rest of the fae. All she wants is power of her own, so that she can defend herself, and that she may belong, but to gain this she first has to play some very dangerous games, and to win them. A series full of political intrigue, and a super-angsty slow burn romance, it’s one of my favourites.
The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carré
This is a spy thriller, and it has been a very long time since I last read once, but after watching the recent BBC adaptation (which, in itself was excellent) I knew the time had come to return to the genre. Charlie, a smart, young actress, finds herself embroiled in a twisted game of political intrigue upon the biggest stage she has ever performed on, in the theatre of the real. Set in the 1970s, amidst the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, The Little Drummer Girl is politically heavy, but this runs alongside two love stories, one real, one a complete lie.
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
This is my final book from my Christmas Haul, but that’s not supposing considering that I only had two books in the haul. How to Stop Time follows a man called Tom, and ordinary 41-year old on the outside, but who harbours a deep, dark secret on the inside. Tom has a medical condition which means he ages a lot slower than the average human. A lot slower. So long as he keeps moving around, changing his identity, he will be fine, but there’s one thing he must not do. Ever. And, that is to fall in love. I’m guessing he’s about to do just that.
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
I have a little love/hate relationship with Leigh Bardugo, though hate seems a little harsh, more of a love/okay relationship. What I mean is that I love the Six of Crows duology, and I will die for those characters, but, for me, the Grisha trilogy was just okay. Except for the Darkling. But, I am retuning with a heart full of hope, since Nikolai was a lot more interesting after that thing which happened happened. You do need to be all caught up on the other Grisha books, before this one, but given the recent Netflix related news, then you may want to jump on the bandwagon.
I’ll also be reading: Eight White Nights by André Aciman, Mad Love by Pat Cardigan and Paul Dini, Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicles #2) by Jay Kristoff and Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassie Clare
I am being a bit ambitious, but I’m hoping to get ahead of my read challenge before I have to get cracking on my university reading.
What are you reading this month?
Thanks for reading!