Hey guys! As you know if you read my last post, my September reading month did not go well at all. Because of that, and because of the fact that I lowered my reading goal to only seventy books, I’m going to limit my TBR list to five books a month. Of course, that doesn’t mean I can only read five books a month. It’s just my guidelines for what to read! Let’s get to it!
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Synopsis: To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness—the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists—is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed.
Having escaped death at the climax of The Well of Ascension only by becoming a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the Well. Ruin wants to end the world, and its near omniscience and ability to warp reality make stopping it seem impossible. Vin can’t even discuss it with Elend lest Ruin learn their plans!
I have no clue why this book is taking me so long, but this will be the month where I finally finish off the Mistborn trilogy. And boy, I already feel the “lost a best friend” feeling setting in. Maybe that’s why I’m going a bit slower with this one…
Anyway, I’m a little more than halfway through it now, and I’m looking forward to the end!
Majesty by Katharine McGee
Genre: Alternate History
Synopsis: Power is intoxicating. Like first love, it can leave you breathless. Princess Beatrice was born with it. Princess Samantha was born with less. Some, like Nina Gonzalez, are pulled into it. And a few will claw their way in. Ahem, we’re looking at you Daphne Deighton.
As America adjusts to the idea of a queen on the throne, Beatrice grapples with everything she lost when she gained the ultimate crown. Samantha is busy living up to her “party princess” persona…and maybe adding a party prince by her side. Nina is trying to avoid the palace–and Prince Jefferson–at all costs. And a dangerous secret threatens to undo all of Daphne’s carefully laid “marry Prince Jefferson” plans.
Here we go again with this one. The prologue actually bored me, which is why I haven’t quite gotten into this one just yet. However, I’m really wanting to see where this story goes since I loved the first one so much, so I’m hoping to get it done this month!
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Synopsis: Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. . . .
A convict with a thirst for revenge
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager
A runaway with a privileged past
A spy known as the Wraith
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes
Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
I thought I might add in some darker reads with October being the month of Halloween, so here’s this one! This has been on my shelf for what seems like ages now, and I would really like to get to it this month. Let’s see what happens!
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Vol. 9 by Akira Himekawa
Synopsis: Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards’ power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light.
And here’s another creepier title for this month! I am SUPER excited to read this, as I am a big fan of this series. Twilight Princess is my favorite Legend of Zelda game, and I think they have done a spectacular job of making this manga! I can’t see where volume 9 takes Link!
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
Synopsis: The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien’s world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.
When I found this in my campus library, I got to reading it right away! It’s a thick, heavy book, and it’s difficult to read, but I’d really like to get it read this month. Pray for me, because this will be a hard one!
That’s all of them! I would definitely like to get to more than five books this month, but I didn’t want to overwhelm myself with a large TBR list. Anyway, I’m going to try to spend my free time reading instead of laying around like a slug. Wish me luck!
What are you going to be reading this month? Let me know in the comments below! As always, God bless y’all and have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
Synopses taken from Goodreads