I know, today is Thursday. This is what life is like with 3 kids. Even when you live with your mom because you just moved 2,000 miles to be closer to family, you will still not have enough time to read or update your blog.
Without further ado:
In 2018 I kept telling everybody that I would read…
1. Graceling by Kristin Cashore – A book about love and murder. I actually have this on my kindle because it was available on Prime reading for a while. I have no excuse.
2. The Lightning Tree / The Slow Regard for Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss – I read The Name of the Wind in 2018, as well as The Wise Man’s Fear, and I LOVED them both. I really want to get back into this world even though that third and final book may not be completed in my lifetime.
3. One Thousand and One Nights by Hanan Al-Shaykh – This is a classic (or translation of) that I have never read but have heard great things about. I think the story is very important and inspiring and I need to get on it.
4. Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames – I have heard nothing but praise about this book and the world sounds very fascinating. I think I would really love this one.
5. Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence – You all should know I LOVED Red Sister, but there literally wasn’t time in 2018 to read it. I pretty much finished Red Sister on Dec 31 and said “I want to read Grey Sister!!!”.
6. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye – I…just… have no excuse. I love the premise, and I think this will be great.
7. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – Leigh wrote one of my favorite books of all time (Six of Crows) and I repay her by not reading all the rest of her stuff? How dare I?! I should be and am ashamed. (I’m sure I have never truly enjoyed another heist story as much as hers.)
8. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – Book 2 recently came out right? *hangs head in shame*
9. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – This is on my kindle and ready to go, but at 1007 pages it’s a daunting task that I haven’t been able to commit to. I want to read it. I will read it!
10. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – This is the book that I say at least once a month “You are next!” but something keeps coming up. I just need to buy it and open it and I know I will love it.