Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare
Celaena Sardothien from The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas
Harley Quinn from DC Comics
Declan Murphy from Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
Lily from Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohen & David Levithan
Alexandria Andros from The Covenant Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Cammie Morgan from Gallagher Girls Series by Ally Carter
Charlotte Holmes from A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Thomas Cresswell from Stalking Jack the Ripper Series by Kerri Maniscalco
Kady Grant from The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Ok so lets be honest. July was another terrible reading month!!!!! I finished a total of 1 book and it wasn’t even a novel. So my plans for August and really for the rest of the year I have massive plans that lets be honest there is a very good chance I will fail.
So the goal……..
My aim is read 30 books this year and give how bad my reading has been this year I have 25 books left. Yes you read that correctly. I have only completed 5 books so far this year. There have been many false starts with books but I have been so busy that I will start them and forget what I have read so I need to start again.
So in order to reach my goal I am going to need to read 6 and a bit books every month for the rest of the year.
For August these are the books on my list:
Soulless by Gail Carriger
Changeless by Gail Carriger
Blameless by Gail Carriger
Heartless by Gail Carriger
Timeless by Gail Carriger
Not sure if you can see the pattern with these books or not hahahaha but this series has been on my TBR for years and I do not know why I haven’t gotten to them yet.
I also plan on reading a 6th book so that I can make my end of year goal but I haven’t decided what that book is going to be yet.
So because I am terrible at coming up with topics I have gone back in the TTT archives and picked a topic that I missed during my hiatus. This week I have decided to
It’s a book club pick
I go in and out of being in a book club and mostly it is effected by my lack of time but I love seeing what book clubs are picking up.
It’s part of a series that I already love
This covers all things from novellas to spin off series.
Road trip books
I love a good road trip book especially because the ones that I have read so far have been set in the USA so I can somewhat travel around without actually flying all that way (one day I will road trip across the USA for myself).
Epic fantasy that goes over multiple books
This is even better when all the books have been released so I can binge the entire series.
Spy school stories
I love spy school stories. I find them entertaining so I pick them up when I find them.
Different book formats
Books like Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff easily spark my interest. I find books written in different formats a nice break and really fun to read.
An eye catching cover
Look I know the saying is don’t judge a book by the cover but I’m sorry that is why people are paid to create great covers for books. I will put a however to this by saying that I hate it when book covers do not relate to the actual story.
Fake dating plots
I love this classic trope. Give me two people that use each other a faking being in a relationship but then as they get to know each other fall in love.
If I have seen or read a lot of recommendations for a book by people who I know have similar taste in books with me the chances are I will pick the book up.
The easiest way I decide whether or not to pick up a book is if it is an auto-buy author and I don’t own the book I will get it. I don’t have much impulse control in this situation.
So this week’s theme for TTT is “Settings I’d like to see more of”. I will preface this post by saying that I’m sure that there are some great books in these settings and I would love some recommendations from you guys.
In Space – I love space stories especially if the story is just set there but isn’t about being in space.
Road trip – I love road trip stories and the learning and growing that the characters do along the way. I certainly haven’t read enough of these stories.
Deep in a Forest – There is just something about a forest that I love.
In a small town – I love reading about small towns but I don’t think I could ever live in one.
Circuses and Carnivals – I guess being an aerialist I love circus stories as I can relate a lot.
In spy school – Spy school stories are so much fun.
Magical world – I mean who doesn’t love magical worlds.
Boarding School – Boarding school is such a foreign concept to me so I love reading books set there.
Victorian London – I love this era and want to read more books set in this time.
Libraries – I mean we are book lovers right so I just want books in book places.
So I have said this before but again when I was a child I was not a reader so for me it was very difficult to find even 10 books that I read as a child but here are some that I have particular memories of.
The Faraway Tree Series by Enid Blyton
So I remember having a lot of Enid Blyton books around the house and I used to pretend to read them all the time. I wanted to be a reader really bad but for some reason I didn’t sit down and actually read them until much later.
Tashi by Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg and Illustrated by Kim Gamble
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Terry DiTerlizzi
Such a quick and easy Middle grade series to fly through.
Who doesn’t love Roald Dahl stories.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
I have always loved Sherlock Holmes stories and still love finding new adaptation of my favourite stories.
Hans Christian Andersen Fairytales
Everything by Dr Seuss
Who could not love Dr Seuss? With all the tongue-twisting sentences and the completely ridiculous stories I was in love.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
I have loved Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ever since I first heard it and wished that I could find a new world to explore. This story sparked many imaginative worlds for me to play in.
So of course this series is on my list because it is impossible to deny the impact that Harry Potter had on my reading. While it wasn’t the first series that got me into reading it was the first series where the books were over 300 pages.
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
I love this series and I owe this series a lot. It was the first series that I read and completely fell in love with and it was the start of my love for reading. Without this series I don’t think I would have believed that I could read a series. And yes I know that these books are short but a series with 13 books in it freaked me the hell out.