Happy weekend everyone! Here’s what I’m hoping to read the next few days:
Book: I’m hoping to finish Bookends by Jane Green tonight. After finishing Battle Royale, I was in the mood for something with a lot less blood and guts, so I went for what I hope is going to be a fluffy chick-lit read. I haven’t read anything by Jane Green before, but I’ve heard good things about her.
Audiobook: I recently downloaded The Mental Floss History of the World. This is supposed to be a self-proclaimed “hilarious and irreverent” history of human civilization. I like what I’ve read from Mental Floss in the past, so I’m looking forward to this one. I think I’m better suited to listening to nonfiction books on audio because I’m not too great at focusing in on what I’m listening to. If anyone has any suggestions for great nonfiction book on audio, leave them for me in the comments! 😀
Ebook: I’m not currently reading anything on ebook at the moment, which is a little strange for me. I still haven’t picked up Ruin and Rising like I said I wanted to a while back. I just ended the second book in the trilogy really hating Mal, and I’m not ready to delve back into a story with him in it just yet. But I’m really anxious to read Six of Crows, soooo… Decisions, decisions.
I’ve also decided to participate in the Tome Topple Readathon which takes place from 11/18 – 12/1. The goal of the readathon is to read as many 500+ page books in that time period as possible. You can find out more about the readathon at the Goodreads group or @tome_topple on Twitter. Once I finish up Bookends, I’ll be starting one of these books:
- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. I have owned this book for close to 10 years and I have never even attempted to start it. I’ve also somehow avoided learning much about the plot of this book, so all I really know is that it’s about two magicians in the 1800s and that it’s kind of slow to begin with. I also heard it has a lot of footnotes, which I’m a fan of thanks to my avid Discworld habit.
- The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. I just got the Mistborn series from Book Outlet recently. I hear that Brandon Sanderson comes up with some really unique and intricate magical systems, so I’m really excited to start these books.
- Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. This is another one I’ve had sitting on my shelf for a while. Seriously, I pre-ordered this and I still haven’t gotten around to reading it. I’m kind of the worst.
I highly doubt I’ll finish more than these three books before the end of the readathon, so I’ll end the list here. I’ve got quite a few chunksters sitting on my shelf, though, so maybe this will give me the motivation to pick up a few more tomes after this.
Let me know if you’re also participating in the readathon or what you have on tap for this weekend and upcoming week in your reading life down in the comments. Have a great weekend!