Happy Tuesday – I am super tired because we had our big maths exam and I had to present a pitch deck for my BEAM course. Do you know the feeling when you’re walking out of the classroom having a really great feeling, thinking you wrote a great exam and then along the way you discover more and more mistakes of yours – it stinks. Anyways, I’m happy to be back and to hopefully be more active from now on as I have no more assignments for the time being. So here are my bookish discoveries of 2019 including books, authors and anything else bookish!
Let’s start of with the books I discovered:
#1 a winter’s promise by christelle dabos
What a wonderful and magical book – I don’t the series A Winter’s Promise is very famous as it’s originally written in French, but it deserves nothing but praise. The story, the characters and the created atmosphere are phenomenal, you feel like stepping into a whimsical world full of wonders and differences. I was completely enchanted and can 100% understand why this series is being compared to Harry Potter.
#2 Shadow and bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Shadow and Bone series was one of the first things I read in 2019 and I mean after reading the Six of Crows duology, I was a fan – but after also reading this: a super fan. I mean, the GrishaVerse is one of the best fantasy worlds ever created.
#3 throne of glass by sarah j. maas
Everyone talked about this series and I never knew what to say (obviously, I hadn’t read it) and now I am: Throne of Glass was fantastic. Everything was on point and I can’t believe I haven’t continued yet?!
Let’s continue with the authors I discovered:
Discovering Agatha Christie’s mystery series was one of the best things that ever happened to me: I learned that I love mysteries! Before reading her books, I had only read YA mysteries and they were okay at the very best – I hadn’t known that this genre offers so much potential!
Okay, I read The Cruel Prince in 2018, but The Wicked King and The Queen of Nothing was both a very big part of my 2019 reading experience and only after reading the whole series, I can finally say that I love Holly Black with 100% certainty! To be fair, the series’ ending (spoiler review here) wasn’t the very best, but over all, I believe Holly Black to be one of the best current YA authors with many more great books to come!
Now on to the blogging part of this post:
I discovered the awesome weekly book tag called Let’s Talk Bookish hosted by Rukky @Eternity Books and I absolutely love writing the discussions every Friday. She always comes up with super recent, important and deep questions and I love talking about them, discussing why I’m supporting one opinion and then later talking with you in the comments!
Another new thing I’ve been doing since last April is my First Impressions post. After reading the first chapters or 50 pages, I post my first thoughts and the look back at them after finishing. Overall, they’re actually super helpful for forming my opinion and then reflecting again and in general, it’s super fun to write and be excited what’ll happen next!
That’s it for today – I hope you had a happier and more stress free day and that you’re enjoying the start of the new decade! Happy reading!