We are six months into 2016 and I have yet to write a bookish post. Can you believe it?
Turning Pages Co was originally established in 2011, as a book blog. I enjoyed reading books, and didn't really have anyone to discuss it with. I stumbled over this little thing called "blogger"
(its nothing really, hardly anyone uses it). I decided to create my own, named it Turning Pages, and before I knew it, I was posting every day.
Now that I'm incorporating more of my passions, interests and personal life into this blog, its become much more than just a place to review books I've read. I still want to post book hauls, giveaways, reviews, and other exciting bookish things. But I do not want to post any bookish clutter just to fill up space, for example "Waiting on Wednesdays" or "Top Ten Tuesdays". Yes those blog posts can be fun to write, but how many do you actually read? Also aren't we all waiting for amazing books to be released?
I want Turning Pages Co to have substance, be entertaining, and interesting. I don't want to just post something, to have something posted.
But enough of that, let's get into the
meat and potatoes books...
The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan.
The Sea of Monsters, by Rick Riordan.
The Titan's Curse, by Rick Riordan.
The Battle of the Labyrinth, by Rick Riordan.
The Last Olympian, by Rick Riordan.
All five of these books have been out for quite some time, as well as the first two movies. They have always been something I wanted to look into more and read, but had just never made it to the top of my wish list. Rewarding myself for completing yet another quarter of school, I went ahead and purchased the entire book set in January.
I haven't gotten to them yet, simply because of school.
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, by Jane Austin & Seth Grahame Smith.
The Danish Girl, by David Ebershoff.
These two books are also books that have "recently" released as movies. I try my best to keep from watching the movie, before having read the book, which is what I'm attempting to do with both of these, as well as the Percy Jackson series.
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies looked really entertaining, while The Danish Girl look intriguing, heart breaking, and striking. I'm really excited to read both, as well as watch the movies.
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, by Gabrielle Zevin.
Marcelo in the Real World, by Francisco Stork.
Inside of a Dog, by Alexandra Horowitz.
The Constant Princess, by Philippa Gregory.
There are always some books that I want to read, and always keep on the back burner, usually until I find them for a good deal. These four books listed above go into that category. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac is one that a handful of book reviewers recommend, whose interests in reading don't usually line up with mine. Marcelo in the Real World as well as Inside of a Dog are both kind of random buys, where I've seen them around once or twice.
Lastly, The Constant Princess is a series I wanted to read, but after reading a different book from the same author, which I didn't enjoy, I held off for a bit.
Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo.
This is the book I'm currently in the middle of reading and plan to review by Thursday (fingers crossed). Six of Crows has an amazing 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon and everyone seems to be loving it, which is why I chose it. After approximately forty pages, I was struggling to see what everyone else was enjoying. Once I hit the eighty page mark, I was having a hard time putting it down.
I'm almost finished reading this one!
You Know Me Well, by Nina LaCour & David Levithan.
This book was actually sent to me for review. David Levithan is one of my favorite authors which makes me really excited about reading You Know Me Well. On the other hand, I've always had troubles making it through Nina LaCour's books, due to the amount of detail and information.
This is the next book I plan on picking up to read.
Lady Midnight, by Cassandra Clare.
Yellow Brick War, by Danielle Paige
Winger, by Andrew Smith.
A Thousand Pieces of You, by Claudia Gray.
The Walled City, by Ryan Graudin.
The last couple of books I picked up over the last six months are the ones displayed above. It's my goal to read two to three of Cassandra Clare's books throughout the summer. It's hard to read such long books throughout the school year, because they take a huge commitment, I can't give at that time.
Yellow Brick War is the third book in the series, which is something I hope to binge read over the Fourth of July weekend.
Winger, A Thousand Pieces of You, and The Walled City are all books by popular authors, that have gotten good ratings, that sounded like something I haven't read before, or a combination of any of those things.
Why so many books?
I know this is a ridiculous amount of books, but these were purchased over the last six months...so it's not that many...(I'm lying to myself, I know).
I have a lot books on my shelf that I haven't read yet, so I might come up with some kind of system to either prevent myself from buying more books, or slow down my purchasing habits. Please let me know if you have any ideas.
So, thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read Turning Pages Co! Let me know in the comments what books you recently hauled, and if you've read any of the books listed above, what you think of them!