Current TBR Pile #17


The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan


I AM FINALLY STARTING MY VENTURE INTO RICK RIORDAN WORLD. I'm afraid I'll find Percy Jackson too stereotypical and childish, though, so I've elected to begin with Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. One of my friends was reading this book in math class a couple weeks ago, and I sneaked a peek at the first few chapters. Surprisingly, it looks really good!

Albion Academy by Elijah David


This self-published book about a magic school first piqued my interest when the awesome Sky posted about it. It looks quite well-written, and I hope to get my hands on it soon!

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede


THIS BOOK.

Okay, I last heard about this book about five years ago, and I started trying to find it again around two years ago. I WAS NOT EVER ABLE TO FIND IT.

AND THEN I FREAKING STUMBLED UPON IT AT RANDOM ON GOODREADS.

ASDFGHJKL. I AM BITTER.

The Thief by Stephanie Landsem


I'm not usually a fan of Christian fiction, but this cover was too irresistible to resist. I picked it out at a Catholic bookstore in my city, and it's currently sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read!

Capable of Honor by Allen Drury


Advise and Consent is one of my all-time favorite books. A Shade of Difference was good, but it suffered from sequel blues. I hope Capable of Honor will return to the level of the first book in this series, and I'm quite excited to read it!

Lace Bone Beast by N.L. Shompole


Look, I'm a much larger fan of poetry than most people are, but I am so freaking tired of this trend of "healing" and "hope" themed poetry collections with minimalistic black covers and white titles. We Carry the Sky. The Princess Saves Herself in This One. Milk and Honey. I like the themes of empowerment these poems contain, but after months and months of this being the only type of YA poetry available, I'd like to be able to find some about literally anything else.

Enter Lace Bone Beast. These are not poems about healing and loving and strength. These are poems about the wretchedness of humans, with dark and gritty undertones. These are poems about the darkness that lurks inside everyone, the infatuation with power and obsession with greed. I think these poems will provide a kind of bitter refreshment from the rest of YA poetry, and I'm very excited to read them.

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Let's chat! What's currently on your TBR pile? Have you read any of these books? Comment below, and remember that you are all very beautiful pickles.

Namariรซ,
Ellie

10 comments:

  1. I haven't read anything Rick Riordan has written since The Blood of Olympus and I feel kind of guilty about it, honestly. I feel like I need to catch up on everything he's written, although I kind of want another Kane Chronicles book rather than more set in in the Greek/Roman gods world.

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    1. I've always wanted to read the Kane Chronicles! But I was afraid people would be mad at me for reading it and not Percy Jackson, so I never did.

      - Ellie

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  2. Lace Bone Beast looks amazing! Have you ever read The Desiderata of Happiness by Max Ehrmann? I'm a bit of a poetry hoarder... *covers shelves upon shelves of poems with sheet* Just a little.

    These books look very interesting! I'll be sure to keep an eye out for them.

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    1. I haven't, but I'll have to check it out! Omg, poetry is my life. Have you read Mexico City Blues by Jack Kerouac?

      - Ellie

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  3. I really liked Percy Jackson. :) I don't think it's stereotypical, and I'm not sure what you'd find childish, but I'd recommend it. Magnus Chase is quite good as well, though I think it is a bit more advanced.

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    1. I may have to eventually try it!

      - Ellie

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  4. AHHH YES RICK RIORDAN WOO! Although I can't promise you'll find that one more quality than PJO.. haha... you'll have to tell me what you think. TBR looks epic!

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  5. YAS TO MAGNUS CHASE!! I LOVE THOSE BOOKS! I really loved the Percy Jackson books though haha, so I'm probably doomed to be a Rick Riordan fan. (Although wait, I didn't love the Egyptian books sadly.) I love the cover for Lace Bone Beast too!!

    I don't even know what I'm reading next.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ But I DO have The Swan Riders, Frostblood, and Poison Kiss on my TBR from the library so I should probably read them ASAP before the library demands them or my soul back.๐Ÿ˜‚

    *twirls like a beautiful reading pickle* ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. The Kane Chronicles? I always wanted to read those, but I was afraid people would shame me for reading them but not Percy Jackson. XD

      I HAVE SO MANY LIBRARY BOOKS TO READ IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY. Best of luck to you!

      - Ellie

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