Normally I make a TBR for the month, but this month, in celebration of the holiday season, I decided to make a Christmas Wish List instead (since I’ll be saving my money to give gifts, not buy books, this month)!
- Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley
- Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliot
- The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
- Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson
- A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnson
- A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
- The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby
- Broken Prince by Erin Watt
- The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
I’ve also been stocking up on books for my family (because what else would I be gifting for Christmas?), so keep an eye out for not only my own Holiday Book Haul, but my stack of Gift Books!
What’s on your holiday wishlist this year?
Until my school term concludes in exactly one week, I have made the executive decision that I am simply to busy with final papers to produce any quality book reviews.
I am, however, still regularly posting to my Bookstagram account @onepageatatimebooks. You can find a sneak peak of some of my most recent photos below!
The Bookstagram Community (which is essentially just a collective of book lovers on Instagram who share their love of books through photos) is a great way to find new books, rediscover old books and connect with like-minded book lovers – so be sure to check it out!
My earlier review for Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff can be found here.
After reading Illuminae early on in the summer, I was quite excited to pick up Gemina. When I first picked up Illuminae, I started off a skeptic, because the whole “found documents/recordings/we blacked out half the words” thing was a bit offputting, but the story and the execution of this unique writing style quickly drew me in. And then blew me away with its originality and complexity. Gemina was no different – except this time I started off excited to delve back into this unique mish-mash of found documents.
Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed. The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion. When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands. But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.
Continue reading “Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff”
It’s that time of month again (a.k.a. the start of the month) which means another book list, and another pile of books to add to my never ending TBR pile! I’m slowly falling behind on my TBR’s as school consumes more and more of my life (if I’m being honest, I’m spending most of my time reading textbooks nowadays!), but reading, writing and photo taking remain fun hobbies of mine. Basically, writing this is my break from the daily grind!
If you missed my October Reads, be sure to check out my Instagram page (@onepageatatimebooks) or visit my Book Reviews page to see a summary of my most recent posts!
This month, the following books are on my TBR:
- The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby (released October 25th)
- The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid (released November 1st)
- Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley (released November 22nd)
- Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosemund Hodge (released September 27th)
- Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (released October 18th)
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (released January 19th, 2016)
- The Reader by Traci Chee (released September 13th)
In addition, I’ve decided to add a little section to these monthly Reading Lists wherein I list my Top 3 Books from the previous month as recommendations! Please be sure to let me know what you think of these books! Links lead to my reviews of these books – please be aware not all reviews are spoiler free!
- Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
- The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
What’s on your November TBR?