I have an enormous To Be Read pile, both in a physical sense and in a more technology-based sense. But here are some books that I just know I won’t be able to resist the call of:
I absolutely loved Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers and I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel. Seeing things from another person’s point of view in the same world will be fascinating, especially with all of the politics going on behind the scenes. I’ll miss Ismae, but seeing more of Sybelle will be awesome. It’s also nice to see things from a completely different perspective sometimes and I think Sybelle will have a very different worldview than Ismae. She’s had different life experiences and I think she’ll add a lot more to Robin LaFevers world-building because we’ll be able to see more of the political machinations that are more implied with Ismae’s point of view.
After reading and thoroughly enjoying Prince of Thorns, I need to read King of Thorns immediately. With my current schedule I won’t be able to, but I can’t wait to dive into Jorg’s world once more. Will Jorg become ‘good’ or will he continue on his awesomely ruthless path, defying traditional YA sensibilities of what good and evil are.
Firelight, a novel of the descendants of dragons, draki, was a surprisingly good read. With Jacinda in the situation she’s in now (spoilers!), returning to the Pride I’m hoping Sophie Jordan won’t do the love triangle trope. If she doesn’t, I will be ridiculously happy because it will allow Jacinda to grow out of the whole forbidden love trope.
The First Man in Rome, the first book in Colleen McCullough’s classic Masters of Rome series was a long read, but it was so good. It’s nice to be able to curl up with a long book that you need to actually engage your brain to enjoy. That’s why I’m definitely going to continue the series with the next book that chronicles Sulla’s rise. The only problem is finding the time to read the 1000+ page book.
Well, those are some of the books I really, really want to read. But now I want to know: what do you guys want to read? What’s stopping you from reading them? (Unless they’re not out, of course!) See any books on my list that you’d like to read?