Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Winter TBR, Favourite Christmas Books and Hunting Gods.
I love participating in weekly bookish memes, answering questions and making lists, but sometimes the answers are not enough to make a decent post... On their own!
So, on those weeks, I'll be combining rather than skipping!
The meme graphics below link back to the hosts with the weekly topics if you'd like to join!
I'm putting a bit of a twist on this and listing books I've added to my TBR in the past 3 months and calling it a Winter TBR. In reality, I have no idea when I'll get around to reading them as I'm a moody witch of a reader these days but I'll read them at some point.
My soul has been singing a fantasy song this past year so contemporary has taken a bit of a backseat. However, I've seen all of these around the blogs lately and I most definitely want to read each of them at some point before the end of 2020... Whether or not I do depends on whether I can get a good contemporary kick going in the coming year!
You Deserve Each Other will definitely get read though as I have an ARC of that one.
The second part of my TBR additions is much easier to guarantee I'll read this winter, thus call a Winter TBR.
Sealed With a Curse and Dark King I both own and am looking forward to reading... Probably over the Christmas holidays.
Shatter The Earth and Druid Vices I'm impatiently awaiting the release of because I'm desperate to get my hands on them.
The Song of Achilles I bought as an audiobook a little while ago (audible deal of the day) and I honestly don't know when I'll listen to it but seeing as I don't have too many audiobooks and like to listen to them in the car, I imagine I'll definitely get to it at some point in 2020... But let's pretend it'll be the winter!
What's the most anticipated book on your Winter TBR?
Hunt The Gods by Amy Braun
Okay, so this has been out a while but I haven't read it yet so it's my CWW pick.
Plus, the author is just wrapping up book three so I need to get caught up!
Power always demands a price.
Two months have passed since Derek Areios—war-scion and heir of Ares—and the band of rogue scions he’s aligned with recovered both the Thunderbolt of Zeus and the Heart of the Devourer and returned them to the Gods. During the battle, Derek discovered he could control not only the element of fire, as all war scions can, but also the dark element “aether,” making him the only scion alive to wield two types of elemental magic.
Commanded by Zeus to retrieve the Trinity Weapons and the Shards of Cronus, Derek and the rogue scions are thwarted in their goal by a gang of water scions with a grudge against one of the rogues—Thea, heir of Poseidon. Both groups travel to an uninhabited island to recover one of the Shards––the Eye that belonged to Cronus, King of the Titans. But what they encounter will lead them down a path of brutal betrayals, hard truths, painful memories, and desperate actions.
With angry and impatient gods breathing down his neck, a curse that allows Ares to control him, a prophecy he’s desperate to avoid, a magic spear corrupting his thoughts, and two forms of elemental magic, Derek has a lot of baggage—and a lot of power. Will the price of using that power to satisfy the Gods be too much for him to pay?
What is revving your engine this week?
What is your favourite Christmas themed fiction or nonfiction book?
The Night Before Christmas.
I've loved it for a very long time and when I had my son I made it a tradition to read it to him every year on Christmas Eve. It doesn't matter that he's getting older, we still read it.
Our copy has some beautiful illustrations and when we snuggle up to read it it feels like we unleash a little bit of Christmas magic.
What about you?