Blogmas Day 5: What's in my To Be Read Pile?
Welcome to Blogmas Day 5! All you bookworms out there this post is for you! Today I’ll be talking about all the books that I have in my To Be Read Pile. While it’s no longer a physical pile of books next to my bed, my ever growing list is slowly taking on the life of it’s own on my Kindle app. I won’t be listing every book because that would honestly take way too long, so I’m just going to put them in the order that I’m most likely going to read them in.
Some of these books also aren’t from this year, I really just get on Amazon and look at books that are recommended for me. You’ll see common themes but I think every book should be given a chance. But if you have been keeping an eye on the newly released books this year you have to admit this has been a great year. And you’d think with me getting sicker that I’d be reading more, but really I mostly sleep, I’m like a Koala. So let’s get this thing started!
(All Amazon links are affiliate links meaning I will make a little money from your purchase, but it’s at no extra cost to you.)
1. Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass Series) by Sarah J. Maas
Tower of Dawn is the 6th installment of the Throne of Glass Series. Don’t look up T.o.D first if you haven’t read the series yet. Sorry I can’t elaborate more but it would give away sooo many spoilers, and I don’t want you guys to hate me. (Trust me you would.) So if you’ve never read the Throne of Glass series check out the first book! I promise this series will not disappoint. If you've already read the first five books you can get Tower of Dawn here. If you have no idea what this series is check out the first book Throne of Glass here.
2. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
This sounds like a really interesting concept for a book. People can control their DNA. And there’s this plague the main character’s father is trying to cure. But he dies, so it’s like your pretty good futuristic novel with a touch of military aspect. This is the first book in this series so I have no idea what to expect from this author so we’ll see, but I have high hopes for this novel. Get This Mortal Coil here.
3. The Affiliate (Ascension Book 1) by K.A Linde
So if you’ve read The Selection and or the Throne of Glass it’s supposed to be similar to those books. We have your usual magic, forbidden love and some other intriguing bits.
4. Frostblood by Elly Blake
So this is something a little different for me to be reading, it’s a book with a class system. I haven’t really read many books with a class system, I’ve read maybe one book and I ended up not liking it very much so I stopped reading it. I’m hoping that this book turns out better. Rebels are working to overthrow a King, people are captured and forced to fight because they are a different ‘type’ of people than the ruling class. Get Frostblood here.
5. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
In order to save her brother the main character spies for rebels inside a military academy. You can’t defy the Empire because defiance is met with death. This is probably my most read kind of book, spies, rebels and things like that if you haven’t been able to tell by now. Get An Ember in the Ashes here.
I might’ve just done a horrendous job of trying to make these books sound appealing when I haven’t read them and I’m sorry, never done a post like this before but it was worth a shot. With most of these, (except Tower of Dawn) I honestly based my interest on what the cover looks like. Yeah that may seem a bit shallow but honestly that’s how I make my choices. I’ve actually discovered a lot of books that were self published, or published in a non traditional manner that were actually really good and I noticed them because they had really cool covers that grab your attention.
I hope I’ve given you guys a couple ideas for your next read! And a lot of these either are a series or they will so if you’re looking for a lot of long series, especially the Throne of Glass series, these appear to be a good bet. Happy reading my friends!