First Chapters – Deciding My Holiday TBR

Book spines - The Magicians by Lev Grossman, The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry, The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood, Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor, The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, And I Darken by Kiersten White and I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Way back in January, I was shocked to find myself part of a family-holiday-booking process, something I’ve never done before. And as of right now – the very day this blog post goes up, in fact – I will be on my first holiday abroad. Who’d have thought?

So of course my biggest dilemma for the past couple of months has been trying to decide which books to take with me.**ย I very rarely read the “typical” holiday reads – contemporaries, romances, crime novels etc – and so there wasn’t a particular mood to go for when plucking books off my shelves. So I decided to follow Hannah’s idea (A Cup of Wonderland), and decided my reads based on the first chapters. I vastly underestimated how long it would take me to read the first chapters of 10 books and started cheating a little by not reading the entire first chapter of some (I mean, some book chapters can be a solid 50 pages long! No thanks), but either way I eventually whittled it down to 6 books, which is hugely ambitious considering I’m a slow reader and will only be there 10 days. But better to be prepared, right?

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November wrap-up

This is the first wrap up post I’ve done! I’m sure there’s going to be plenty more to come โค

November wrap up

So this month I finished 7 books, all with reviews up on my blog.

Instead of rambling on, let’s just get straight into this!

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The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Even though I’ve already uploaded two reviews this week – since that’s how many books I finished – here’s a bonus one! This is one of the reviews I wrote a while back on Instagram, but I am editing and extending them for the purpose of my book blog.

Hope you enjoy!

Original review written on Instagram in September – edited and extended here November 22nd.

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Title: The Queen of the Tearling

Author: Erika Johansen

Series Status: The 1st book in a trilogy

Publisher: (UK) Bantam Press/Transworld Publishersย ย (US) Harper Collins

Number of Pages: 488

 


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Series I have yet to finish

Series I have yet to finish

I have this habit of buying books that are completely unrelated to each other, instead of buying the next book in a series I’ve started to continue on. So I have A LOT of series I haven’t yet finished.

This will be split into two different section: Series where the books have all been released and I’ve just not gotten round to continuing yet, and Series that I am up to date with, but need to wait for the next books to be released to finish.

There will be Goodreads links for the 1st books in the series, if you want to check them out.

So…let’s do this!

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