Books I Want to Read

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:

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFeversI 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.

King of Thorns by Mark LawrenceAfter 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.




Vanish by Sophie JordanFirelight, 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 Grass Crown by Colleen McCulloughThe 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?


  1. Streetlight Reader

    Ahaha I think you should read King of Thorns closer to the release date of Emperor of Thorns. That way you don’t have to wait too long to read the last installment in the series:). I hope you enjoy King of Thorns Carrie :). It’s different from Prince of Thorns a bit, but it’s still awesome. I thought it was better than the first book. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!

    • Carrie Slager

      I can’t wait to read it! I ordered the paperback version of King of Thorns from the backstore, so hopefully I’ll get to read it soon. It will be interesting to see how Jorg changes as a character.

  2. Grace

    There are so many books that I want to read right now, and I’m trying to make time to balance school and reading. There’s light at the end of the tunnel though, and in July I will finally be done! 😀

  3. lmccj

    I’m looking forward to reading The Returners by Mikey Neumann. I know he’s getting ready for “Season 2” so I really have to get on with “Season 1.” I’ve already read his Borderlands and not only is he a great writer, but he brings humor to the story that is right up my alley. The challenge is, I’m a mom and summer vacation starts Tuesday. I may have to wait until Sept to read an entire book again!

    • Carrie Slager

      Time is so hard to come by, isn’t it? I can’t wait to read these books, but I judiciously have only ordered two from the bookstore so far. More than that and I won’t be able to tackle my author requested reviews.

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