My Summer 2019 Reading List

OKAY, so I’ve always been quite a big reader but with the holidays came lots more relaxing time which meant more time to read. Even though I watched way too much Netflix and didn’t read enough books, I did get few a through.

In this post I’m sharing some books I have read and also some ones I’m still yet to read but will eventually get around to.

Firstly, I read The Poet X. I haven’t heard a lot about it, however one of my internet friends said she LOVED it so I had to give it a go. It’s regarded as a poetry book so there were small paragraphs (which I don’t often read) but it still told a great story. It was better than I expected and I’ll definitely be reading it again.

Synopsis: Xiomara has always kept her words to herself. In her Harlem neighbourhood, her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But X has secrets. Her feelings for a boy in her bio class, the notebook full of poems that she keeps under her bed – and a slam poetry club that will pull those secrets into the spotlight. Because in spite of a world that might not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to stay silent.

Throne of Glass – without a doubt this is my favourite series in the world EVER. The authors writing is so pure and beautiful, the characters are amazing and the storyline is great. I’ve already read the series twice and will definitely be reading it again this year. The other week I picked up a collectors edition which reminded me just how much I love the story. I will always recommend this series to everyone, so if you love fantasy, romance and a little adventure this is perfect! It follows the story of an 18 year old assasin! I cant say too much cause I’m scared I’ll spoil it hehehe.

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined. 

The Night Circus – I was gifted this book from my bff for Christmas, and I was really excited when I received it! I used to follow plenty of bookstagram pages on insta, and I always saw this title floating around. From what I gathered it seems to have plenty of good reviews so I’m really excited to read it soon. I’m trying to read my books in the order I’ve bought/received them so it wont be long til I dive right in!

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. 

Catwoman: Soulstealer – This book is written by the same author as Throne of Glass (Sarah J Maas) so I was super excited to pick it up. I’m currently reading this one now and at first I didn’t like it so much, HOWEVER I think the story is finally kicking in. I honestly hate starting books and not finishing them, and this may be a big goal BUT I’m trying to finish it before the end of the weekend! I’ll keep you updated on the final result 🙂

When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . . Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking. Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing.

Lastly, The Cruel Prince is on my list. It’s the first book in a two part series (I think) and I’ve heard the most amazing things about it! I’m honestly really excited to read it so I might actually pick this one up next, only because I’m too impatient and literally cannot wait. The storyline sounds super intriguing, so I’ll let you know how I like it!

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences. As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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