Thursday, August 11, 2016

What I’ve Been Reading

I spent my blogging hiatus doing a lot of reading.  Let me tell you, it was pretty nice just to read whatever the heck I wanted and not have to worry about writing a review or posting on Twitter or the blog.  I was able to really power through some of the books on my shelves and I am pretty proud of myself for that.  I definitely think blogging became my number one priority for a while and the books actually got pushed to the side.  Sure I’d read them but I read what I felt like I needed to read for the blog and I spent way more time focusing on what to post rather than what I was actually reading.  It happens.  My goal this time around is to not do that.  That may mean less posts or posts of a different variety but hey, I can do what I want here!

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Obviously I read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  I started it the second I got my hands on it and read half in one sitting.  I really wanted to savor it since it will be the last Harry Potter book but that didn’t happen.  I’m happy that I got to read more of Harry’s story and find out what became of the wizarding world but it couldn’t measure up to the originals.  I will definitely see the play if I ever get the chance to though.

Broken Prince is the second book in the Royals series and these books are so addicting.  I am dying for book 3 right now.  Paper Princess is the first book (which I reviewed here) which I read a couple months ago.  I picked up Broken Prince the day it came out and I regret that a little because, like Paper Princess, it totally has a cliffhanger ending.  Erin Watt needs to stop doing this to me!

I read the most recent book in the Charley Davidson series from Darynda Jones and was looking for something similar. I found that in the Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill. And then I promptly read all 12 books.  Whoops.  Now I’m impatiently waiting for the 13th and final book in the series.  If you love snarky women who are majorly badass, you’ll love Merit.  Oh and Ethan’s not bad either.  Seriously though, you should probably check these books out.  Clearly they are addicting.

Those are just some of the books I’ve been reading this summer.  I did read some books I picked up at BEA and even some of my egalleys but I’m going to save those for a later post.

Have you read any of these?  Do you have any books similar to these to recommend to me?