Series I want to catch-up on

A while back, I did yet another series I need to finish post in which I talked about series that are completed. In this post, I’ll talk about series that are currently ongoing, but I still have books to catch up on.


The Folk of the Air by Holly Black

 

I’ve read the first one and really loved it. I think this is a 3 book series and the third one will be released in 2020. I’m waiting to be in a fae mood, I haven’t been craving fae books lately which is why I haven’t continued with it yet.

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

 

I’ve read the first 2 books and then I kind of just wanted to wait until we at least had a publication date for book 4 before reading book 3. It’s really weird, I still have to wait the same amount of time to continue with the series, but psychologically, knowing that I could continue at any time makes me feel better lol But now there are rumours that book 4 is coming soon. So hopefully I’ll continue with this soon.

The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson

 

I’m currently on book 2 of this monster series. I think book 4 will be released in 2020, so I don’t know if I’ll read the 3rd one until maybe a few months before the next one is released. Although, I might not be able to resist because these books are just so good.

The Daevabad Trilogy by S. A. Chakraborty

 

Read City of Brass and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it, so I’m looking forward to continuing with this series. I believe 2 out of the 3 are currently out.

Impossible Times by Mark Lawrence

 

All 3 books are due to be released in 2019, with the final book being released later in the year. I’ve read the first one. They’re super short, fast reads, but I haven’t yet bought the second one. I’ve been in a fantasy mood, so I’m waiting for a sci-fi mood to hit me.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

 

I’ve read the first 2 books. The fourth one is being released later this year. I don’t know if there will be more books after that, but I really enjoyed the first 2 books. I’m waiting to be in a bit more of a romance mood, since the romance is quite a big part of it. I really like the romance, I think it’s cute and the banter is great. But I just have been avoiding romance lately.

Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

 

I’ve read the first 3 volumes of this graphic novel series. I think there are 9 out and they’re currently on hiatus, but they do plan to return to it. So I’m trying to pace myself.

Monstress by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

 

Another graphic novel series. I’ve read 2 of the 3 currently published volumes. Volume 4 is being published later this year. This is such an amazing and weird graphic novel series. I want to see it as an anime.

The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen

 

I think the final volume is being released this autumn. I’ve only read the first one and I didn’t love it. I loved the art and the concept is really cool. But I was a bit confused about what was going on. I don’t know if that was by design and things will get clearer later on or if I just didn’t get their way of story-telling. But I definitely want to continue with this and see if things become clearer.

 

Medieval-a-thon TBR

I’m embracing the readathons in July guys. Holly @ Holly Hearts Books just announced this readathon also running in July. Check out her video for all the details. Since I’m already participating in The Book Junkie Trials, I thought I’d go for this as well. You can check out my TBR for that as well. I’m going to double and triple up on books, obviously. There’s only so much I can read in one month, but I’m excited. So let’s get into this.


A book where a character fights for the throne

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I’m going to go with Viper by Bex Hogan for this. As far as I gathered from the synopsis, there is a prince and some political conflict going on. So I’m counting it. I’m also going to use it for the Book with something pointy on the cover prompt, because look at those pointy fangs. This is also on my Book Junkie Trials TBR, so it’s perfect.

A book with a dragon on the cover

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How convenient that I’m already reading Throne of Jade for Book Junkie Trials.

A shiny book

a curse so dark and lonely

For this I’m going with A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. It has the shiny font and the spine is also super shiny.

A thick paperback

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Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. This isn’t the thickest book ever, but it has super tiny font and it is over 500 pages, so I think it counts.

A book that has yellowed over time

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I’ll go with Half the World  by Joe Abercrombie because I bought this used and it’s a bit more yellowed. I’m also counting this for the Book with elves prompt, because while not really present in the story, elves are part of the world, so good enough.

A book with red on the cover

american gods

For this, I will (hopefully) be reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

A book with assassins

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Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye. I’ve only read the first chapter of this book (yes, not even the synopsis), but I got a ninja/assassin vibe from it. So it counts.

A book with mercenaries

I’m not sure what book to pick for this. Because I tend to not know a lot about books going into them. So, I’ll just see if I read any that fit this and if I do, I’ll tell you about it in my wrap up.

The Book Junkie Trials Readathon TBR

I don’t normally participate in readathons because I don’t do well with planned TBR. However, I find The Book Junkie Trials to be such a fun and creative readathon to the point where it’s a game and I want to be a part of it. The readathon runs throughout the entire month of July and is created by Rachel from Rachel marie Book Junkie, so check out her announcement video for all the details. But basically, there are 17 prompts and 5 teams. Each team has 5 specific prompts that they must complete to reach the Bookish Grail. Each team also has a specific skill and a specific weakness that contributes to the prompts. You can also try to read all 17 books. I don’t think I will read 17 books in July, but I will try to pick a book for each prompt, in case I am able to read more than my 5 team prompts.

I’ve decided to participate as part of Team Magi and there are 5 prompts for the team. The team leader is Becca from Becca and the Books, check out her announcement video for more information. I am excited about this. First, I will chose the 5 Magi prompt books. The advantage for my team is that we get 3 extra reading days, but the disadvantage is that we must choose one book that is outside our comfort zone.

1. Orc Grove: Some say there is no talking to Orcs, but a good political relationship is
needed. Learn some Orc customs by reading a book that is gruesome, gory, or gritty.

For this I want to go with Half the World by Joe Abercrombie. As much as possible, I want to focus on books that I already own, but I’ve exhausts my grimdark owned books and I recently read the first book in the series, so it’s nice to have a reason to continue with it right away. Plus, it’s not super long.

2. Ol’ Pirate Cove: Shiver me timbers. You shall be walking the plank if you don’t learn
how to sail better. Read a book that takes place, at least in part, on sea.

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Viper by Bex Hogan. This is a perfect opportunity for me to read this. I already own it, but I never really feel compelled to pick it up. I do want to give it a try, but I’m not sure if I’m going to love it. But it takes place on the sea, it’s even pirate-y I believe, so perfect fit for this prompt. And once again, it isn’t too long!

3. Glimmer: This Isle is alight with gems and crystals, one of the most picturesque spots in
The High Queendom. Make sure you fit in with a beautiful or colourful book.

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For this, I’m choosing Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. I was gifted this for my birthday a couple years ago and I never picked it up because it’s a bit outside my comfort zone. So I’m picking this to fulfil my weakness challenge as well as the Glimmer challenge, since it has a gorgeous cover that I just love so much. And I’m so excited to finally be reading this. I really needed that extra push. I am also a bit nervous, because it’s not short and the font is small, but I’m doing this. Uni is out, I have time.

4. Draconic Isle: Oh My! This island is swarming with wyverns and dragons.
Brush up on your draconic knowledge with a book that features dragons.

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For this I’m going with Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik. I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy this book and continue with this series. And now I have it.

5. The Bookie Grail: Here you find a lost manuscript, delivered on this
forgotten island by a fallen star. Read the group book: Stardust

Obviously, for this I’ll be reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman. This honestly is what tipped the scales for me participating in this readathon. If the group book had been something I had no interest in, I may have skipped, but I want to read this. And I think I’m going to audiobook this because Neil Gaiman narrates his own books and he’s a great narrator.

These will be the 5 books I will be prioritising in July and I will be reading them in order, as that’s a requirement of the readathon. Now on to my picks for all the other prompts. I’m almost definitely not going to get through all of these and I won’t be reading them in any particular order if I do manage to read any, but I’ll give it my best effort. But I just want to have a TBR prepared. So, let’s just dive in cause this’ll take a while.

Crimson Peaks: These peaks are about to blow! Re-read a favourite to soothe them
into dormancy

oathbreakers shadow

I’ve been meaning to re-read The Oathbreaker’s Shadow for ages now and this is the perfect excuse to do just that.

Queendom Stone: The stone of our Royal Majesty – what are the royal customs of
other lands? Read a book featuring Royalty.

a curse so dark and lonely

A Curse so dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. This is a book I’m interested in reading, but I never feel like picking up. So maybe this will motivate me to do so.

The Forgotten Forests: All those open series, the forest knows and feels your
forgetfulness. It will sing a mounful lament, tormenting you until you read the next
in a series.

obsidio

This is definitely a prompt I want to complete. I will be reading Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and finally complete this series.

The Weeping Falls: To pass through the rapids unscathed, you must give to the Falls.
Read a tear-jerker.

passion and purity

This one is quite hard to judge for me. My bookish crying is unpredictable. But I will go with Passion and Purity by Elizabeth Elliot since this both short and quite sad. Elizabeth’s husband and child were killed by a tribe of cannibals I think. they were missionaries and it will probably make me cry. I’m honestly so nervous about reading it because I know it will make me cry.

Dwarf Mount: You spot a fair tavern wench, however the Dwarf Mines, grimey and
dusty, didn’t evoke a very romantic feeling. Read a book with a hint of romance to get
you in the mood.

looking for alaska

This is honestly the prompt I’m least likely to complete. But if I do get around to it, I will read Looking for Alaska by John Green.

Apothecary Towers: Where the wizards dwell. Tricksters. They have blind-folded
you and randomised all your books, choose a book at random from your bookshelf.

turtles all the way down

I used a random number generator and it picked Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. So if I get around to this challenge, I will be reading this one.

The Great Library: Ahh the great archives, find and read a book that has been on
your TBR forever.

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A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas. I’ve had this since it came out. It’s short. I might as well read it.

The Drowning Deep: The Whirlpool… is so…. mesmerising. Read a book with rich
world-building that will suck you into its own world, instead.

circle of shadows

Well, it’s kind of hard to know this before reading a book. But from my owned TBR (which is where I’m picking all the non-team challenges from), just based off a gut feeling, I will say Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye.

The Elven Guard are surprised by your visit, and are immediately on the offensive:
Read a book with War, Military or Political Themes to learn how to help calm the
situation.

ninefox gambit

For this, I chose Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee. It’s got war, political and military themes in it. Plus, it’s not very long and it’s one I keep not picking up. So it kills a lot of birds with one stone.

On the Hallow Isle, lurk incorporeal monsters and the ghosts of your past: Read an
Atmospheric or Horror Book to pass this test of nerve.

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for this I’m choosing Grief is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter. It’s not really horror, but it definitely sounds atmospheric.

Empty Barrel Inn, everyone deserves a swig or too, some say it even aids warming
up those vocal cords: Enjoy An Indulgent Read.

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Because it’s one of the books on my TBR I’m most excited for.

Giant Squid, a fearsome fellow: Read a book that intimidates you, and this foe shall
be a doddle.

american gods

Since I’m on a Neil Gaiman roll in this TBR, I’ll go for American Gods by Neil Gaiman. This book is a big boi.

Do let me know if you’re also taking part in this, I’d love to talk about it!

I’m doing a book challenge?

I’ve never really done any book challenges besides the Goodreads yearly challenge. Mainly because I’m pretty bad with fixed TBRs. But I’ve been wanting to get through my owned TBR and I feel like a challenge is the way to do it. So, I found one I liked here. It has 52 prompts and my GR goal for the year is 52 books, so that works out. I’ve changed some of them because I do want to primarily focus on my owned TBR and I don’t own books that fit all the categories. It’s obviously halfway through the year, so I’m going to count the books I’ve already read towards the challenge. Because there are only 52 prompts, I will try not to use the same book for more than one.


  1. A book you bought for the cover
  2. A book by an author you’ve met
  3. A book you’re embarrassed you haven’t read yetThe Dark Vault by V.E. Schwab
  4. A book that is under 220 pagesSaga vol. 1 by Bryan K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  5. A book that came out the year you were born
  6. A book whose title uses alliteration
  7. A book in your best friend’s favorite genre – Thriller: Sadie by Courtney Summers
  8. A book from an independent publisher
  9. A book written by a PoCThe Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
  10. A book featuring a fictional language – A Storm of Swords by G. R. R. Martin
  11. A novel that includes a recipe – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince has lots of potion recipes. I’m counting it.
  12. A sequel – The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin
  13. A book about going on a quest – The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
  14. A book set in a city you’ve visited Harry potter and the Order of the Phoenix. A good enough chunk of it happens in London and I’m counting it because most of the books I own are set in nonexistent cities so…
  15. A book with a dust jacket – Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
  16. A book by two or more authors – Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  17. Four word title
  18. A book that’s been out for less than a month – Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence. I was on this as soon as it came out
  19. A book with a name in the title Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  20. A book from a genre you want to read more of – Graphic novels: Monstress Vol 1 by Marjorie Liu
  21. Male protagonist – Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
  22. A book with an asexual character – Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
  23. A book you were given as a gift
  24. A space opera
  25. An award-winning graphic novelSaga Vol 2 by Bryan K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  26. A book you’ve been putting off
  27. A book you meant to read in 2018 – The Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
  28. A book featuring a memorable cat
  29. A book set in South America Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel. Briefly. But I don’t own that many books that happen on Earth, let alone South America.
  30. A book with a cover you kind of hate (but a story you love) The Martian by Andy Weir. I have the movie tie-in edition and I just hate it.
  31. A book by an author you’ve never heard of before – Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst
  32. A book of short stories
  33. A debut novel
  34. A book you’ve been waiting for forever
  35. A book about intersectional feminism
  36. A book with a place in the title – A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
  37. A book bought at your local bookstoreOnly Human by Sylvain Neuvel
  38. A book by an author you’re thankful for The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin
  39. A book with gorgeous descriptions
  40. A book signed by the author
  41. A book set in Africa City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty. I know this barely qualifies because only the beginning takes place in Egypt. But I’m counting it because I don’t think I have any books that take place in Africa on my owned TBR.
  42. A book about mental health
  43. A non-fiction book – What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
  44. A retelling – Alice by Christina Henry
  45. A book about incarceration – Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
  46. A book recommended by an author
  47. A book with a person of colour on the cover – Saga Vol 3 by Bryan K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  48. A book by an author who uses a pen name – Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  49. A book whose title includes a verb – One Work Kill by Mark Lawrence. Kill is a verb. 😀
  50. A book that you owned since before the start of the year
  51. A book being adapted in 2019
  52. A re-read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

BONUS: Read a book over 1000 pages The Way Of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

BONUS: Finish a series you started this year

BONUS: Read a contemporary


So far, I’ve fulfilled 30 of the challenges. I’ve read 34 books this year so far, which is fine because I am probably going to read more than 52 books. So I can have a few that don’t meet any challenges. But yeah, from now on hopefully my wrap-ups will also include some completed challenges and I will update this post as I read more.

A Guide to Short Fantasy Books for a Level 3 N00b

So you’ve graduated both my Noob’s guide to fantasy and Noob’s guide to high fantasy? You’re ready for more you say? You’re ready for the next level. But you take a look at all those chunky fantasy books and those 7 book long series and you feel overwhelmed? It’s okay. It’s fine. Don’t worry about it. I’m here to save you with some nice, short fantasy books. So have a seat. Relax. I got you.


Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones

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This is such a beloved story. Studio Ghibli made it even more so. You’ve probably seen the anime. If you haven’t I do recommend it. But we’re here to talk about books. Whether or not you’ve seen the anime, I think you’ll enjoy this book. It’s a sweet, fun, charming story. And it’s short. Barely over 300 pages. If you’re a bit intimidated by fantasy, this just what the doctor ordered.

Temeraire by Naomi Novik

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This one’s for all you historical fiction lovers out there. This is a series that takes place during the Napoleonic wars. With the notable difference of dragons. This first book is amazing, it’s so sweet and funny and full of action. Again, pretty short. Under 400 pages, so it’s fast paced, easy to read and not too heavy on the fantasy. I feel like this is a perfect entry book for historical fiction lovers into fantasy and for fantasy lovers into historical fiction. And if you’re new to both, then even better. This book will broaden your horizons.

Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst

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Speaking of dragons and of broadening horizons, this one is for you contemporary lovers. Imagine a fun, not too angsty, but still angsty, charmingly written contemporary. Take all the beloved elements of that: cute romance, some great friendships, some school drama, some family drama. Then add some dragons to it and you’ll get an idea of what this book is like. I admit, I am not the biggest fan of contemporaries. So I was expecting not to love this when I picked it up. But I ended up loving it. It’s just so much fun to read. It’s very fast paced and also barely over 300 pages, so it’s super quick to read.

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

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If you want something short (less than 300 pages!) and satirical. Full of whimsy, imagination and lots of action (and giant turtles of unknown sex). Then this is the book for you.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

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If you’ve been reading this post and thinking to yourself “Pfft, I may be new to fantasy, but I’m not that new to it. I’m ready for more. I’m ready for something a bit heftier, a bit more complex.” Or maybe you’ve been thinking “But Romana, I’ve already read all of those! What do I do now?!” I got you. Don’t worry. Try Uprooted. It’s a bit longer, about 450 pages. But it’s a standalone. The magic is a bit more complex. There’s more fantasy elements. But it’s such a beautiful story with a rich, fairy-tale atmosphere that’ll suck you right in.

Series I need to finish Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2

It’s been ages since I’ve done one of these and needless to say, I have a ton of new series that I need to finish. But I am proud to say that  I’ve either finished or decided I won’t continue most of the series in the previous posts (Except Daughter of Smoke and bone I’M SORRY! I’ll finish it one day, I promise!). In the interest of not making this post 100000 books long, I’ll limit myself to series that are completed as of right now.


The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare

Still need to read the final book. I know. What am I doing? I even own it. I’m just not prepared for it okay. I’m not ready.

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

Same goes for Kingdom of Ash. I’m just not ready to read this book. I will. Sometime. I promise.

The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I started reading Obsidio and wasn’t enjoying it as much as the previous books. I will probably enjoy it more once I get more into it, but I haven’t been in the mood for it.

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

I’ve read the first two books. I don’t like it as much as I liked PJ, but I want to read it so I can get on to the Apollo books. I’m still enjoying them, but I’m just not picking them up very frequently. I still have 3 books left 😦 I also don’t own them and I’ve been trying to not buy books until I get my TBR down a bit. So every time I think about getting the next one, I’m reluctant to because of that.

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

I’ve read the first two books. Just one more to go. I really enjoyed this series, so I need to get on with it! I know that there’re a new trilogy or a continuation and those are not all out yet. But I don’t know if I’m going to read that. I’ll decide once I’ve finished the original trilogy.

The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence

Only read the first book. I didn’t love it as much as his other series. At this point, I do still want to continue with this series. But I might change my mind. We’ll see.

Dreamblood by N. K. Jemisin

Read the first book and really enjoyed it (though not as much as The Broken Earth). I still want to read the second one though.


Those are all the ones that I could remember. There are probably more. And more still that are ongoing, but I’ve yet to catch up with. But we’ll stop here. Cause I can already feel the anxiety mounting.

I did it! I found the BEST book on Goodreads!!

I’ve done it guys! I managed to find the absolute, purest, most wonderful book that ever booked. BEHOLD! And learn. Authors and publishes both, learn how to books.

Birth Control Is Sinful in the Christian Marriages and Also Robbing God of Priesthood Children!!

First of all, let’s stop and acknowledge those two exclamation marks. That’s what every title needs. Publishers, get on to that, it’s the next big thing. And of course, you have to pair that with a swanky cover vv

Make sure the exclamation marks are there and make sure it’s all in caps, because otherwise people won’t understand the message. Make sure that the cover looks like it was photoshopped by a 12 year old to give it that authentic feel. WE’RE NOT FAKE HERE. WE ARE ALL ABOUT TROOTH!! And finally, for the cover, you have to ensure that the readers are immediately aware of how qualified the author is to write the book. Make sure you include that title. Because who is better qualified to comment on marriages than MS. STRONG-ANDERSON?!!

The next thing you want to focus on now that you’ve made this great first impression, is of course the synopsis. first thing’s first… you need to get your punctuation right.

This is a Holy Spirit Manuscript book: when you buy this book you will be 
reading a Holy Spirit directed book from God & Christ Jesus.

You gotta make sure to include a colon at least once per sentence because it makes you sound intelligint. Everyone knows that only intelligint pepls know how to use colons. Then be sure to project confidence. You know that people are going to buy your book. It’s a given. Make sure people know that you know that.

BIRTH CONTROL SINS HAVE CURSE THE CHURCH WITH SPIRITUAL WHOREDOM & FALSE
WORSHIP. RESULTING IN THE PERSECUTIONS: AGAINST THE HOLY PEOPLE. THIS BOOK
MAY BE REVISED: BECAUSE OF COMPUTER DICTATORS: MANY WORDS IN THIS BOOK:
MADE HAVE BEEN CHANGED: TO DISCREDIT: THE AUTHOR. BUT IN TRUTH: I AM A 
HOLYSPIRIT CHOSEN ANOINTED DISCIPLE FOR GOD & CHRIST JESUS. EVEN FOR JEWS, 
MUSLIMS & GENTILE SINNERS.

Then of course, you need to remember your caps. We’ve already talked about the importance of caps. And obviously still keep the punctuation in mind, but the next important bit is remember the computer dictators. It’s a real problem. You have to mention them in your synopsis because that way they lose power. If you don’t, they will change many words. Especially when you’re a holyspirit chosen annointed disciple. That’s what the computer dictators are threatened by.

MANY PEOPLE WILL LEARN HOW TO> BECOME REAL BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN: 
THROUGH THIS HOLYSPIRIT BOOK & THROUGH THE PROTECTION & SUPPORT OF MY 
HOLYSPIRIT LIFE!!

SURELY YOUR NAMES WILL BE WRITTEN IN THE LAMBS BOOK OF LIFE!! 
*WHEN YOU SUPPORT & PROTECT MY HOLYSPIRIT LIFE.

Last, but not least, you need to remember that people need to know the important things right from the synopsis. They need to know the truth, the secret, the key to life. It doesn’t matter what book you’re publishing. This is the key message. This is what needs to be in every book synopsis. You NEED, it is absolutely CRUCIAL to support and protect MS. STRONG-ANDERSON and her holyspirit life. That is the key to success. That is how you go to heaven. The only path to salvation. The only hope. 

Forget Jesus, okay. There is no other truth. there is no other religion. But the one: the only: holyspirit life!! It must be: protected & supported!!

So there you have it. 10/5 stars. Best book ever. Go read it. Condoms are evil and the holyspirit life is everything. i’ve been doing Christianity wrong all my life. But this book has shown me the way.

300 Subscribers

Just realised I’ve not got 300 subscribers. Which is just… wow. I don’t even know how that happens. I wish I had thought of some kind of way to celebrate this milestone, but to be honest, I didn’t really think I would get to this milestone. So thank you guys so much! If you have any kind of content requests that you would like to see more of, do let me know and I’ll make that as a celebratory post.

Popular books I’m not interested in reading

I’m writing all the negative posts of late. But here are some popular books that I just have no interest in. I could include most popular contemporaries on here because that’s just a genre I very rarely want to read, so I’m very selective about which ones I read. But I’m going to be talking about books in genres that I generally read that for some reason don’t interest me. Maybe I’ll make a separate post talking about contemporaries I am interested in.


Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Starting off with a fantasy. I just have no interest in reading this. It’s that whole girl is forced to marry some prince or live in a palace and serve the king or something like that. I’ve seen that done to death. I never particularly enjoyed that trope. And the only thing that really seems to set this one apart is that it’s got a female/female romance in it. I know it’s been getting great reviews, but it just doesn’t appeal to me at all. So I’m going to pass this one by.

The Belles by Dohnielle Clayton

Another one that’s kind of in the same vein as Girls of Paper and Fire. Like not exactly, but I kind of get the same vibe from it. And I’m just not interesting. It leaves me cold. I’m not excited about it whenever I think about getting it. So I’m just not going to.

The Montague Siblings series by Makenzie Lee

I have been trying to get myself to want to read these books for forever. Cause I’ve heard so many people loving them and praising them. But I just I don’t know. There’s just something about them that doesn’t appeal to me. So, I’m not going to force myself.

The Androma Saga by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsey Cummings

I know people kind of have mixed opinions about this one. But it is fairly popular, but I just have no interest in it. I think it’s great that Sasha published her book and I enjoy watching her videos, but I’m just honestly not interested in this series.

The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare

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I kept the most controversial for the end. I actually didn’t even know this was going to be a thing until I started seeing people reading it on Goodreads. And then after finding out it was a thing… I just found myself really not interested. I loved Alec and Magnus as characters and as a couple, but I don’t know. I’m just happy with where I left them when I last saw them. I’m still going to read Queen of Air and Darkness and most likely also The Last Hours series. But I’m just not interested in this one.

So these are the top popular books that I just am not interested in even though they are genres that I do generally enjoy.

Series I Won’t Finish – Part 5

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these and since then, I’ve started some more series that I’m just not interested in continuing. I will obviously not be mentioning any of the series I mentioned in previous posts, you can check those out if you’re interested.


Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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I have not been shy about how much I hate this book. It was just not a good time for me, I didn’t enjoy anything about it. I have a spoiler free review and a spoilery rant about it. Check those out if you want to know my thoughts, but I have 0 intention of ever continuing with this series.

Legacy of Orisha by Tomi Adeyemi

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Read Children of Blood and Bone and it was just such a disappointing book. I didn’t hate it exactly, but it was so mediocre and boring and just not well written. Which is a shame cause it had so much potential. I have also reviewed this. So I have no intention of reading the upcoming books in the series, I even unhauled this one.

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

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Same as Children of Blood and Bone, I just did not enjoy this series. I thought I would, I was excited by the synopsis. But it was so underwhelming for me. I just didn’t care. I unhauled it as well. There’s a sequel coming out next year and I just have no intention of picking it up.

The Rime Chronicles by Mindee Arnett

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I got the first book Onyx and Ivory in a Fairy Loot and I read it and was completely underwhelmed by it. I could tell that the author knew about horses, which I enjoyed. But otherwise it was just a lot of meh and wasted potential. The next book comes out this June, but I’m not going to pick it up.

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

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I have tried reading two of Sara Raasch series and they both fell really flat. Her story ideas are always so cool, but then the execution falls flat for me and I don’t feel compelled to continue. I don’t remember whether I mentioned Snow Like Ashes in one of my other posts, but that’s her other series that I’ve tried and just have no interest in continuing.

Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart

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Again, this book was completely underwhemling. I don’t care in the slightest what happens to the characters. I just… meh. I don’t care.