An Honest Update and Fall Into Fantasy

An Honest Update before the Fall into Fantasy To Be Read Pile:

You may have noticed that I have spent the past two posts with attempts to get back into reading. This is another one of those entries. It gets repetitive to say that I am in a slump. At any rate, hopefully, I can get myself back into reading regularly. But, as this is an honest update: Currently, I am working on identifying my values and my purpose. I have a lot to think about, to be honest.  More than anything, I need to separate my value as a person from my blog and social media.

I have to do some serious reprogramming and rewiring, which makes me sound like a robot, I know. Going inwards is the scariest yet most necessary step I have to constantly take.

Thanks for being so patient. I hope you’re taking the time to sit with your thoughts and emotions as well.

Fall Into Fantasy Readathon To Be Read Plans

Fall into Fantasy is a readathon created by Penguin Teen. Uh, no, I am not sponsored or anything like that. I just wanted to use the readathon to organize my pile for the week. The readathon starts on the 18th of November till the 25th. For more information, check this link. 

Fall into Fantasy Challenge 1: A New Series: Furyborn by Claire Legrand

One of the coolest things I got on my birthday was a collection of books I was desperate to get. This is one of them. According to Goodreads, this is a fantasy novel about two powerful women, many years apart. All I know is that there are two queens: a Blood Queen and a Sun Queen, magical trials, and prophecies.

I am ready for this! My worry is that it features two timelines, so I hope I don’t get confused or end up liking one character’s perspective more than the other one.

Fall Into Fantasy Challenge 2: Been on My TBR for Too Long:  Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Another book that I am afraid of but think it’s worth a shot is Falling Kingdoms. While I did try reading this book before, I am hoping that I can give it a chance. As I always say whenever I mention this book series, I want to meet Lucia and see if I’ll hate her as much as many people in the fandom do.

Fall Into Fantasy Challenge 3: An LGBT Fantasy: Huntress by Malinda Lo

A queer own voices fantasy novel? Sign me up! I don’t know much about this one, but I am excited to experience Malinda Lo’s writing for the first time. It’s a Cinderella retelling! (Wait. I just realized that Huntress is a prequel. Maybe I’ll give Ash a try).

Fall Into Fantasy Challenge 4: A Diverse Fantasy Novel: Forest of a Thousand Lantern by Julie C. Dao

I only know that the narrator might be the villain of the story. Aside from having a beautiful cover, I don’t know many details about the story.

Fall Into Fantasy Challenge 5: Multiple POVs: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

I haven’t read much of this book but, if it’s anything like Vicious, it probably alternates points of view as well.

Challenge 6: I am skipping this one because I don’t really have a new fantasy series…unless I can use this opportunity to read Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas.

I’ll think about this option. Maybe I am not ready for a Sarah J. Maas book. She’ll destroy my poor heart.

Challenge 7: A Sequel: Prodigy by Marie Lu.

I have had this bookmarked as “Currently reading” for 95 years now. It does have fantasy elements, I think, so I am counting as a possibility for my TBR this week.

Challenge 8: Booktube recommended: Sisters’ Fate by Jessica Spotswood.

I miss those witches. Trina from  Between Chapters and Kayla Rayne (from the channel by the same name) both recommend this



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2 thoughts on “An Honest Update and Fall Into Fantasy”

  1. *hugs Dina* – Reading is to support you, cariad, not the other way around. The enjoyment is the most important part. Take care, and take as much time as you need.

  2. Read because you love to read, and find books that make you feel. I had a hard time with reading a few years ago when I forced myself to finish every book I started. Things got a lot better when I DNFd those and moved on to something else. Now everything I read and finish is something I’ve enjoyed! I hope you’re well! I think about you from time to time. <3

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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