June 02, 2016

My Summer Reading List 2016

If you haven't heard nor felt it in the soft breeze that keeps blowing your hair into your eyes-- Summer is just around the corner. For me, the official start to my summer holiday isn't til some point in July, my final exam is on June 17th so, that's when I plan to start my book binge fest.

This year is going to be the Summer I want to make the most of, in this grand historical city of London because, as soon as September 18th comes around I will be writing from Bangor, Wales. 

YES! I really am moving to Wales for most of the academic year 16/17-- studying Creative and Professional Writing. No real surprise there, aye?

Anyway, let's get on with what I plan on reading this Summer!

The first selection on my list are the books that are apart of a series that I have already started but just never got round to the final instalments:

Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3)
Laini Taylor

Other books in the series:
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Days of Blood and Starlight

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Argh! I keep meaning to pick this book up but, I find it too intimidating. It's a 'monster' of a book; I know as soon as I pick up though Laini's poetic prose will soon encapture my imagination again.

It will happen in time before Laini Taylor's new book Strange the Dreamer comes out in September.

Champion (Legend #3)
Marie Lu

Other Books in the Series:

I'm not that emotionally invested in the Legend trilogy but apparently finishing something is inherently good for the phycology of the mind. 

Better finish it before all my marbles are set loose then!

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4)
Marissa Meyer

Other Books in the Series:
Fairest (Not Read)
Stars Above (Not Read)

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In truth, I am only here for Cress and Captain Thorne otherwise, I would have given up on this by the end of the second book.

The next group of books on this Summer's reading list are whole series' that I want to fly through; I feel like I've been missing out on these.

The Grisha Trilogy
Leigh Bardugo

I have a first edition paperback that found it's way on my bookshelf in 2012- this year I gave out special editions for World Book Night, and I STILL haven't picked it up.

This is partially due to the fact that I did end up hearing quite the mixture of things about this book. But, now I just want to make up my own opinion on this series and then move swiftly onto the Six of Crows duology,

I cannot wait.

The Mistborn Trilogy
Brandon Sanderson

Yeah, if you follow me on twitter you would have seen that I had quite the moral dilemma of buying myself the boxed set. So I will be binging on these bad boys-- even though, they are like averaged at like 600 pages a book.

Pfft... That's just light reading.

The OTHER category of "I don't quite know how to organize these-- oh well!":

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1)
Sabaa Tahir

This book got so much hype last year when it was released and I sought of just put it on the back peddle and let it the hype to settle into "An Ember in the Ashes" (Okay i'll never make dodgy puns again).

I thought this was going to be a stand-alone fantasy, which originally made the book appeal to me.

This summer I will also be waiting for an awesome book related mail of an ARC of the second book of the series: A Torch in the Night.

Passenger (Passenger #1)
Alexandra Bracken

A lot of these books I have recently hauled and just am eager to get to them. I will divulge AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!!! 

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files 0_1)
Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

As you can see by my review of Nevernight I am absolutely in love with Jay Kristoff- an no not just because he looks like Dave Grohl- no, rather because he is a writing genuis!!!

So bring on the Epicness!!

This one looks really interesting, set in form of hacked documents and other likeness. This should be a really quick read.

Learning Not to Drown
Anna Shinoda

This has been on my TBR ever since both Anna and Mike Shinoda announced it's publication back in 2013. I don't know to much about this other than the author herself has agreed to a Q&A to accompany my review later this Summer.

I will asking some questions to Anna Shinoda-- FREAK OUT!!!

I'm a huge fan of her husbands music (since the age of like four) and now I'm hoping I will become a huge fan of Anna.

This will be my only YA novel of this summer.

I'm going to leave this list here, so that I can make room for adjustments based on my mood throughout the summer holiday. I may get distracted with the thought of leaving London. 

On the bright side, I'll be a lot closer to William Herondale (Cadir Idris)!

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