February 28: Top Ten Books On My Currently Reading Pile
This week we have a freebie, so I decided to discuss one of the more relevant topics to me, my exhaustive currently reading pile. Since my reading is largely dictated by mood, I always have numerous books on the go, but at present it appears to have reached a critical level. To put a number on it, I am currently in the process of reading 23 books. 23. I know, I have a problem.
1. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
This was one of my most anticipated releases of 2016, and yet I’ve hardly started it. My only defence is that I haven’t been overly drawn to fantasy over the past year or so, but with the conclusion to the trilogy being released in May, I really need to crack on with this.
2. The Martian by Andy Weir
I began this sci-fi recently and was absolutely loving it, but then I picked up something else and have yet to come back to this one (I will do, very soon).
3. Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman
The first novel in this series, Noughts and Crosses, is one of my favourite books of all time, but it’s the kind of novel that you have to be in the mood to read, since the subject matter is dark and often depressing.
4. The Novice by Taran Matharu
I enjoyed the opening chapters, but at present the fantasy genre isn’t attracting me like it once did. I’m sure I’ll devour it when I come full circle though.
5. Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell
I heard about this novel when it was included in Zoella’s book club, and I can’t deny that I was instantly attracted to it due to the presence of my name in the title. I flew through the first third, but for some reason put it down and haven’t picked it back up.
6. The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher
This children’s book complete with cute illustrations is fun and festive, but now that the Christmas period has passed I’ve lost the desire to finish it for the moment.
7. Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer
Despite adoring The Twilight Saga, I just haven’t been gripped by this gender swapped version: it seems gimmicky and forced, yet strangely I want to finish it.
8. The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
I was expecting to love this book – in theory I should, it’s Disney – but it feels overly juvenile and there is little in the way of plot substance.
9. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
I was thoroughly enthralled in previous E. Lockhart reads (namely We Were Liars), but this particular one isn’t enthralling me.
10. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding
Whilst I’m not a huge fan of the writing style, Bridget Jones novels are light-hearted, fun and easy reads: the perfect pick-me-up.
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