I’m so excited to be participating in the Stay Home Reading Rush this week, from April 16-19, 2020. This readathon is a shorter version of the annual Reading Rush in the summer and in response to the need to stay home during this time.
It’s finally happening. I’m reviewing Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Full disclosure up front: this will be a glowing review. In fact, it’s a five-star review. Now, as the title suggests, this will be a spoiler free review. Without further ado, let’s get into it.
Well March was… a month. Let’s just say, I’m glad it’s over. This month, I didn’t get in quite as much reading as I hoped. I read a total of seven books, which is great, but I did have several other books on my list. But, you know, reading isn’t a race. It’s about enjoyment, and I really enjoyed most of these books. Without further ado, here are some rapid reviews of the books I read last month.
Hello reader friends! Today, I’m writing my review for Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare. Chain of Gold is the first book in a new series set in the world of The Shadowhunter Chronicles. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to see what Cassie does with these characters. She excels at writing character and atmosphere, and this book is no exception. Below, you’ll see some brief information about the world and the synopsis. After that, beware, spoilers are-a-coming!
So, as you might expect, I have too many books on my to-be-read (TBR) pile. I have abandoned some to a lonely life on my bookshelf for too long. That’s why one of my reading goals this year is to read more of the books I already own. But, why oh why, have I abandoned these books in the first place? Am I just not interested in them anymore? Am I intimidated by them? Did I impulse buy them? All great questions that I didn’t have answers for many of these books.
Well, if January is the month of heightened expectations and increased motivation… February is the crashing reality. I read significantly less in February, but sometimes that happens, and admittedly, I still read a good number of books for me. Life can get busy; work gets busy; motivation gets lazy. Even though I didn’t read as much this month, I found a couple new favorites.So, I count that as a win in my book. To me, it’s about enjoying what you read.
The Grisha Trilogy is a young adult fantasy series by #1 New York Times best-selling author Leigh Bardugo. I read this series in late 2019, finishing the last book in early 2020. Overall, this series was not my favorite; however, I’m glad I read it because it gives me context for Bardugo’s other books in this world.
Okay, so I should start out this post saying that this is not a comprehensive list of modern classics I want to read. In fact, I started trying to compile all of them, and it was basically endless. So, with that said, I just chose 10 that have been on my list for a while. Honestly, it’s a bit random, but that’s okay.
In my 2020 Reading Goals post, I said I wanted to read more classics. In order to accomplish this, I decided to pull together a list of the classics that 1.) I already own and have not read and 2.) interest me the most. Now, this list will be my list of pre-1900 classics. I have many more “modern classics” that I want to read. Because I don’t want to make this post go on forever, I will post a separate list for post-1900 classic books.
It’s 2020. It has been for over a month, but I didn’t make punctuality a resolution for this year. I did make some reading goals part of my resolutions this year, though.