So I’m back at blogging finally! This year I fell into the biggest slump I have ever been in. At least after slump became a thing. So far I have only read 27 books. That would be a massive amount before I got into reading challenges, readathons and twitter, but now it’s the sure sign of a slump.
I’m happy to say though I’m finally out of it! I began binge watching bookswithemilyfox on booktube. I recommend you all go check her out. She has quite similar taste as me and it reminded me I should pick up books I was more in mood for rather than trying to finish books that was trying hard to keep me in my slumpiness. It took some time to find the right books, but I now I have few going that I’m exited about!
Here’s the books I’m currently reading:
Earth Abides by George R. Stewart:
Earth Abides is a post-apocalyptic novel taking place after humanity has more or less been wiped out from an unknown desease. There’s only a few survivors and we follow Ish as he struggle to find a new way of life. I thought the book was very slow in the first part, but then it began to pick up and now about 40% in it’s very good. This is my kindle app book, I only read it when I’m walking my cat, cooking etc so it’s probably gonna take some time. Some times they get too exiting though and I end up transferring them to my physical kindle.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling:
Which Harry Potter is your favorite? It’s so hard to choose, but for me it’s between this and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I’m reading this book before I go to sleep on my kindle and it is such a magical place to be in. You can never have enough Harry Potter in your life!
The Last Man Standing by Davide Longo:
I’m on a postapocalyptic roll and because Swan Song took ages to arrive, I started this instead. The first 100 pages hasn’t quite felt post-apocalyctic though. It is about a man and his two children. He is divorced from their mother, but as the world is slowly going to pieces, she leave them with him and so far it doesn’t look like she will come back. The first part feels more like a mafia or gang novel, but now the world seem to fully collapse and I have hope it will get that atmosphere I’m looking for. Seems like such an odd thing to hope for that the world fully ends in the book you are reading xD
Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster:
This book is so boring. There’s no way around it. I just want it over and done with. Luckily it’s short and I’m doing two readathons so I should have it done soon (hopefully). It is about etiquette and proper behaviour and a girl who travel to Italy and then marriy an Italian man. It’s the type of book I would have to study in context to truly get the point of it I feel. But I’m not at all interested enough to do that. Let’s just get it done!
Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon:
So this is the post-apocalyptic book I was actually waiting for! It finally arrived and I couldn’t wait to start it. Will just be reading it very slowly while I finish The Last Man Standing. I don’t know much more than the world has ended and there’s some almost fantasy like elements. It is often set side by side with The Stand by Stephen King. I haven’t read The Stand yet either, but that’s enough to get me interested!
Assassin’s Apprentice, Robin Hobb:
This is the first book in Hobbs’ fantasy series. It follows Fitz, a royal bastard from his first childhood years and as he is adopted into the royal household and trained as an assassin. It’s a quite slow and dense read, but her writing is beautiful and she fleshes out her world very well.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli:
Last one, I promise! Wait you haven’t read this yet? No I haven’t simply by the shallow reason of really not liking this cover. It’s plain unattractive. I know the inside is what is supposed to count, but don’t tell me you jump on a book you can’t stand to look at (or that you haven’t grabbed that gourgeous book from the store, no idea what it is about). But I needed a book to read on my small kindle while I work out at the gym. I needed it to be fast paced and not too hard to read so hopefully this fullfills that. I’m not sold on it yet, but I’m only 10 % in, hardly enough to judge it.
Other than that I’m also starting up:
His Dark Materials trilogy. I have never read these and this book is gourgeous, screaming December cozyness. I will probably be starting it up tonight. Another one to just dip my toes into until I finish Assassin’s Apprentice.
So these are all the books I’m currently reading! Let me know what you are reading and if you have any books in particular you want to read in December? Do you have a book you read every year?