Ok, so last month turned out a bit crappy month for reading. Found out I am 13 books behind on my Goodreads goal. Why oh why did I set myself to read 2 books a week. Aargh.
And then with moving and all the yucky stuff that comes with moving, I barely have time to read anything. Now I need to catch up, so in my spare time between packing, moving and cleaning, I am reading.
I have finally completed a few that I have been reading for 2 or so months.
Game of Thrones: A Dance with Dragons Pt. 1 – Dreams & Dust by George R.R Martin
After finishing A Feast for Crows, which takes place after A Storm of Swords and is based in King’s Landing, Iron Islands and Dorne.
I lost all interest in the Game of Thrones series. I attempted to read A Dance with Dragons, but had to put it aside for a few weeks, when I attempted to read it again, I got about 100 pages in and still nothing. After about 180 pages it started reeling me back into the Seven Kingdoms world.
This book also takes place after A Storm of Swords, but it takes place in Castle Black, beyond the Wall and across the sea to Dorne.
City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels & A City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
So thought I’d put these 3 books in the same area, as they are the in the same series. So I completed book 3, 4 & 5 of The Mortal Instrument Series. I am so glad how the third book ended, it was such a relief. I don’t think I can say much on these without spoiling the series (I’m not that adapt yet at writing). But I will say that I am absolutely loving this series, and really want to read The Infernal Devices and really not sure if I should have read that series before this one, as I know TID is placed before TMI. But sadly don’t have all the books yet, just missing Clockwork Princess. But hey too late now.
The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
This book is completely different to the books I usually read. I picked it up at a Second Hand store for $2. Was hesitant at first, but thought why the hell not. And I am so glad that I did pick it up. When I started reading this book, I could not put it down. I wanted to know what happened, and when I finished I cried with tears of joy and sadness. Such an amazing book.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
This is more of a re-read. I read this book when I was younger, and absolutely loved it. I read it almost every weekend. Such an amazing story. The copy I have is the original version, so for me it was a bit harder to read as I had to read the little descriptions of some words at the bottom of the page, and then go back to read them. But this book did not disappoint and I still have the same satisfaction that I had with the book when I was younger.
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
So I completed the first book in the Twilight saga, I read this when it was becoming popular, just before the first movie came out, and I loved it, but now that I am older, it just doesn’t do it for me anymore. I will be completing the other books in the saga, but other than that I don’t think I will re read them again.
So almost all my TBR for April has been completed, apart from Game of Thrones A Dance with Dragons PT. 2, but I am slowly getting there.