Another month comes and goes, and with it new favourites! I feel like my June favourites are dominated by experiences rather than specific things, which is an interesting change! I guess that’s what summer brings…keep reading!
Ahh, the mid-year mark! The one where I look through the bookish goals I set myself, evaluate how much I’m failing them, judge my reading progress so far, and complete the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag. Now one question that threw me was the one asking “your most anticipated releases for the second half of 2019?” A few came to mind, but looking through all the books on my wishlist afterwards made me realise there’s so many I’m waiting (im)patiently for. So why not talk about them some more?
I could’ve been helpful and listed these in chronological order, but by the time I realised that would be a good idea I’d kind of already yelled by way through half of them so…enjoy? I have listed the release date next to the Goodreads link though, so at least I’m giving you something, right?
Let me know if any of these are on your wishlist, or if there are any you think I should add!Keep rEADING!
Soooo this announcement is coming late. And if you have me on any other social media platform then you’ve probably heard about it already, so apologies for the bombardment. But in case some of you folks missed out on it or haven’t seen a full run down of what it is…let me introduce to you, Myth-Take!Keep reading!
You knew this review was coming.
And you probably know how big a fan I am of everything Sarah J Maas writes, so you can probably guess which side of the love/hate scale this review is on.
But either way. Here’s my review!
Let’s talk about Empire of Storms!
Title: Empire of Storms
Author: Sarah J Maas
Series Status: The 5th book in the Throne of Glass series
Genre: Young/New Adult, Fantasy
Number of Pages: 689
This literally happened just half an hour ago (as I’m typing, though this will be scheduled for the morning) and I need to type because I have so many conflicting thoughts and they’re overwhelming me.
It’s been announced the Throne of Glass will have a TV show. Not just optioned for one. THERE WILL BE ONE.
Before I go further, click here to see the article explaining, if you haven’t seen it already.
And thus, let my incoherent psychobabble of thoughts begin…
How I survived to write this, I don’t know.
I loved the build up to this. Not so much the waiting, but the general feeling of hype from all Potterheads. We took over the world once again! Stay away, muggles.
While I didn’t go to a midnight launch party, I DID go and pick my preorder up on the day. As soon as I could. And they brought animals in! I held a snake, like the true Slytherin I am, but there was also an owl, tarantula, tortoises and toads 😀
Everything was incredible. It was such a magical day. And once I had my copy, had frolicked around with animals for a while, and had some dinner….I went right on home and devoured this book.
So let’s talk about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!
Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author: John Tiffany, Jack Thorne and J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Little Brown UK
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Plays
Series Status: The 8th “book” in the Harry Potter series (sort of a companion novel?)
Number of Pages: 330
Oh thank goodness, it looks like I’ll manage to get this review up today after all!
I planned to write this up much earlier, but my internet decided to inconveniently stop working so I couldn’t actually write it up. Isn’t that just always the way? *sigh*
But we’re here now.
Let’s talk about Dragonfly in Amber!
Title: Dragonfly in Amber
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Series Status: The 2nd book in the Outlander series
Number of Pages: 963
This week’s discussion is taking on a particular theme…
Since we’re only a mere few days away from the release of the Cursed Child book (EEEEKKKKKK!) I thought it’d only be fitting for this week’s chat to be about all things Harry Potter.
I didn’t quite know WHAT to write about, since there’s so much of the wizarding world to explore, so I did a poll on twitter…
…and it basically showed that we can’t miss ANYTHING here today. So this will be a good old ramble about everything Harry Potter related.
I’ll warn you now: If you HAVEN’T read all the Harry Potter books, leave now. This will likely contain spoilers, and you probably won’t have a clue what’s going on with magic spells and wand properties etc etc.
This is probably my longest discussion yet, so get comfy and let’s talk, Potterheads!
Did June even happen?
It still hasn’t sunk in that here in England, it’s actually Summer now – not that the weather has done anything to help remind me. So all those books I’ve held off “until Summer when I have more time”…well, now’s the time.
Anyway, it’s the start of July, meaning a June Wrap-Up is needed. So here we are!
As always, this will be a long post so get comfy and enjoy!
I call this photo “The one in which I nearly give myself concussion trying to balance 9 books on my head”. Bit of a mouthful, but true.
I know this is coming nearly a week into June. I was going to write it the weekend before and have it up early, but I knew I’d finish one last book in May after this would’ve been uploaded, so I delayed the wrap up a week to include it.
Anyway, the month of May seemed to drag out considerably for me. The books I read at the start of the month feel like a lifetime ago. But I’ve had a decent reading month, and a fair few fangirl moments towards the end of the month.
As always, this is going to be a long post, so get comfy and enjoy!