I recently read and reviewed (link to review here) the first book in Michael J. Sullivan’s new series: Age of Myth and was left wanting more. So to fill the void I listened to the newest book in The Riyria Chronicles, The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter. I have high expectations when it comes to Michael J Sullivan and this book did not disappoint. Continue reading
2. Setting the World on Fire by Shelley Emling
3. Ruin by John Gwynne
5. Johann Sebastian Bach by Christoph Wolff
Have you ever put off reading a book because your afraid that it won’t measure up to the author’s previous works? No? Just me? Okay lol. In the case of Age of Myth, book one of the Legends of the First Empire series, by Michael J. Sullivan, that’s what happened. I’d wanted to read this book since it was released but I put it off because I was afraid there was no way this series could be as good as the Riyria series’ (Riyria Revelations and Riyria Chronicles). But since I was in the mood for a good story I picked Age of Myth up while I was at the bookstore. My fears, however, proved groundless. I found this book just as compelling as the Riyria books. (although, Hadrian remains my favorite character and probably always will). Continue reading
Recently I picked up The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden while looking for a good fantasy novel. I chose The Bear and the Nightingale because it was blurbed Robin Hobb along with some other fantasy heavy hitters. The Bear and the Nightingale follows Vasilisa, as she grows up in Russia, with the ability to see and interact with spirits and creatures of folklore. Read the goodreads summary here. Continue reading
I thought I’d share some of the books that I have recently acquired.
Throughout the months of November, December and part of January I bought a total of 13 books.
Seven of the thirteen were fiction books from a variety of genres including fantasy, classics, and historical fiction. I picked up:
- Father Brown: The Essential Tales by G.K. Chesterton
- Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
- Ruin by John Gwynne
- Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
- The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
- The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins
- The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenerolla (translated by Sonia Soto)
The nonfiction books I picked up were related to what I found myself interested in during 2017. So they were all related to those interests such as women biographies, and since I loved reading Evening in the Palace of Reason (I’ll link my review here) by James R. Gaines I picked up a biography of Johann Sebastian Bach. I bought the following:
Fall always seems like it’s the time to get cozy. Personally, I love fall. I love the leaves changing colors, how the temperature gets colder and that we get to wear cozy sweaters, not to mention that the holidays are approaching. But another thing that always screams fall to me is reading a good book curled up under a blanket. So for today’s prompt, I chose Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier one of my absolutely favorite books. Continue reading
For my red book pick for #30DaysofReadathon, I chose His Majesty’s Dragon. This is a fantastic book about a navy captain who bonds with a dragon. I love the relationship between Laurence and his dragon Temeraire. I would definitely recommend this book to fans of the Eragon Series and also fans of Robin Hobb.