It’s time for another tag – oh how I’ve missed writing tags!!! I have class in fifteen minutes (online), so I will speed through this! Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted here @ Meeghan reads!
#1 Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard
I’ve absolutely loved the whole Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard – her writing is fantastic, the characters deep and complex and the story was epic. And now Realm Breaker was released almost one year ago and I still haven’t had the time to start it properly. I read, I think, the first two chapters but never found the time to continue. Those chapters were, to be honest, very confusing – a lot of people say that fantasy intros can be super confusing, but I think that when done properly, you can explain all the mayor aspects of a world very quickly. What wasn’t done her. Maybe Aveyard wanted to create a sort of suspense, but there was a reaaaaally long battle between gods (I think?!) and nobody really knew who those people were. Anyways, I don’t want to rant since I do really want to read it and think it’s going to be great!
#2 The Summer I turned pretty by Jenny Han
I never read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, but I watched the first two movies and liked them (the first more than the second, it was a bit cringy at times…). I’ve always thought the story of The Summer I turned pretty was even more intruiging as the other series of her and so it’s been a beach read TBR of mine!
#3 Becoming by Michelle Obama
Wow, this book has been on my TBR for I think two years now and I still haven’t made it! I also want to read Barack’s book about his presidency, but that’s like 800 pages long, so this will have to go first! I think Michelle (and Barack of course!) is such an inspiring person, I love her personality and her political and social work. I’ve already watched the documentary, but it’s safe to say the book will be awesome as well!
#4 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Harari
After loving Sapiens, I am super eager to read his second very esteemed book! I’ve never been a huuuge fan of non-fiction books, but he has an amazing writing style and the points he makes are always super interesting and very well founded! Plus, I think after the pandemic, I think it might be smart to read something that concerns our future!
#5 Continue: The Merciful Crow and Chain of Iron
I’ve never made the last 100 pages of Chain of Iron because I was headed off to a long trip and didn’t want to pack such a heavy book and then only spend a very short time reading it – so I still have to finish it because I absolutely loved it!
Then I also have to finish The Merciful Crow, I’m about halfway through here and also wasn’t able to finish it because I left Munich in Decemeber to go home for the holidays and all my luggage was full of uni books. I liked this book, didn’t looove it so far, but am interested in exploring further!
That’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed this mini, written in a rush, post! Tell me: have you read any of these books? Happy reading!