Hey y’all (I guess the warmer weather gives me a Southern drawl?)–fun fact for Friday, I love making lists. I’m kind of obsessive about it. It keeps me productive, and probably also maintains my level of “sanity”, as it were. I like to-do lists (well…usually), but I love to-read lists. I find having a string of books to look forward to keeps me reading. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think reading should be done in a mandatory to-do sense, because it should be fun and relaxing, but I also know that if I let myself, I’ll just stay on the internet all day and forget about books, and that, my friends, is tragic.
So, without further ado, I present the next five books on my reading list and the summary that Goodreads gives for them. I’m always taking suggestions!! I think my Goodreads ‘To Read” shelf has probably a hundred books altogether. Krazyyy.
Not only is the cover gorgeous, (I know, you’re not supposed to go by that, but c’mon LOOK AT IT), it sounds like a positively enchanting book.
High in the Transylvanian woods, at the castle Piscul Draculi, live five daughters and their doting father. It’s an idyllic life for Jena, the second eldest, who spends her time exploring the mysterious forest with her constant companion, a most unusual frog. But best by far is the castle’s hidden portal, known only to the sisters. Every Full Moon, they alone can pass through it into the enchanted world of the Other Kingdom. There they dance through the night with the fey creatures of this magical realm.
But their peace is shattered when Father falls ill and must go to the southern parts to recover, for that is when cousin Cezar arrives. Though he’s there to help the girls survive the brutal winter, Jena suspects he has darker motives in store. Meanwhile, Jena’s sister has fallen in love with a dangerous creature of the Other Kingdom–an impossible union it’s up to Jena to stop.
When Cezar’s grip of power begins to tighten, at stake is everything Jena loves: her home, her family, and the Other Kingdom she has come to cherish. To save her world, Jena will be tested in ways she can’t imagine–tests of trust, strength, and true love.
I actually just borrowed this from a friend yesterday, and I cannot WAIT to get started. I’m already late reading it, because I guess literally everyone else has and Hollywood picked it up for a movie..?
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
It can’t be my to-read list if there isn’t at least one dystopian novel on it. I’m still just as obsessed as I was a year ago. Never gets old, amiright?
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, onlyone rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
As far as I know, this is just available for Kindle, but I want it anyway. Mermaids! Love! Lust!
Mermaids have three rules to abide by: To breed, to protect the environment, and to keep their existence a secret, at any cost. Princess Ivyanne has been saving herself for an arranged marriage that’s never eventuated since she came of age, to best cultivate her unique bloodline. And when the time comes for her to choose a new mate, the mer and human worlds collide as the race for her hand begins.
I clearly live in a cave, which is why I haven’t read these yet. Since it’s spring now, I thought I should poke my head out and jump on the Tolkien train.
Frodo Baggins knew the Ringwraiths were searching for him – and the Ring of Power he bore that would enable Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it was up to Frodo and his faithful servant Sam to carry the Ring to where it could be detroyed – in the very center of Sauron’s dark kingdom.
Have you read any of these? What books are on your to read lists?
Happy Sunday ❤