I have been having a difficult lately with life and I apologize for being scarce. A few things have come up, which led to a strange metamorphosis. It is a process so I need to take the time to follow through with what the pain is teaching me. In other words, excuse my late book haul for July 2018.
I have a friend who loves this series called Thursday Next by J. Fforde. It’s a mystery series as well. I am thinking I’d like to read some mystery. Naturally, I picked up The Eyre Affair. Gail Carriger and Mackenzie Lee wrote glowing reviews of this first book.
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik is my first foray into alternate history (kind of). I did read some steampunk which is, arguably, a take on alternate history. This one, however, is less preoccupied with technology (I think) and more interested in dragons. I like dragons.
Garth Nix is going to appear in this post multiple times. Mister Monday is a book I wanted to read for a very long time. Having started it, I already am interested to continue with it. I have a good feeling about Garth Nix in general.
Kate Eliot’s Cold Magic is another book I picked up. It involves schools and magic. I don’t know too much about this book but I keep seeing it all over the place.
I just realized that my post does not have a rhyme or reason when it comes to organization. Don’t mind me.
Okay. So, I picked up Sabriel and its follow-up by Garth Nix. I don’t know if I’ll be too tired of Nix by the end of the month but I hear great things about this series. In college, I did read one of them (Clariel? Is that what it was called?). However, I have no memory of what that book was like.
Furthermore, I picked up another staple in the fantasy genre: Alanna and In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce. They appear to be middle-grade level and I am hopeful.
Finally, I picked up a fantasy/middle-grade story: Fablehaven by Brandon Mull.
I also found two Gretchen Rubin books that I am hoping will be illuminating as I try to work through some stuff.