February 2016 TBR

Hi all! And welcome to a new month which means a TBR post. Again I have decided to keep my TBR low so I don’t feel pressured. Also I start back up at Uni this month and I can guarantee that I will have a ton of required reading.

Most of these books are for my Around the World in 52 Books Reading Challenge.

Now onto the books!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s all for me for today. Comment down below and let me know what books you’re planning to read this month.

Until next time, happy reading!

Dearna

December TRB

Hi all! I’m back again with my December TRB. I haven’t picked too many books this month as I hoping to ease back into my writing and being the holiday season I might not have that much reading time. Also I might be getting books for Christmas or at the Boxing Day sales and will want to read them right away.

I haven chosen 5 books this month and I might drag over 2 from my November TRB – The Lies of Locke Lamora and Skin – as I really want to read them before the year is out

Now onto the books!

 

#1 His Dark Materials Trilogy ~ Philip Pullman

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This month I’m taking part in the His Dark Materials Read-along hosted by Jen Campbell and Holly from Library at the Edge of the World. I am exciting because I haven’t read this series – I have only read half of the first book around the time the horrid movie adaptation came out. I love the concept of this world and I can’t wait to dive into it!

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#2 Room ~ Emma Donoghue

ROOMI found this one on BookTube, I can’t remember who recommended it, but I just loved the concept of this one. It’s told from the perspective of a five-year-old named Jack. Jack and his Ma live in a locked room. Room is home to Jack, but for his Ma it’s the prison she’s been held in for 7 years. It sounds dark and creepy and the fact it’s told from a child’s point of view makes it more interesting. And I think it was short listed for the Man Booker so I’m exciting to get to this.

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#3 Epitaph for Three Women ~ Jean Plaidy

THREE WOMENI picked this one up from the library as a) historical fiction and b) about Joan of Arc. I’m fascinated by Joan of Arc and want to read more about her life. I haven’t heard about the other women mentioned in this story – Katherine de Valois and Eleanor of Gloucester. But it’s set just before the Wars of the Roses with the death of Henry V which is a favourite time period of mine. I think i should enjoy this one.

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That’s all for my tiny TRB, comment down below and let me know what you’re planning to read this month.

Until next time, happy reading

Dearna

November TBR

Hi all! Here is a list of books I’m planning to get through this month and some reasons why I’m excited for them. November, being the first month of my uni holidays, I am planning to get to a lot read – hopefully. So lets get to the books

 

The Lies of Locke Lamora ~ Scott Lynch 127455

This is the first book is Scott Lynch’s fantasy series, Gentleman Bastard. I don’t know too much about that book only that it is a twist of Robin Hood – basically they steal from the rich and keep from themselves – and set in a renaissance period which just sound amazing. I will admit my need to read this book was fuelled by the wonderful Choncey at C. A. DuBois over on BookTube. She has really sold me on this book and I can’t wait to get to this one.

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Devil’s Consort ~ Anne O’Brien10746806

I read another of Anne O’Brien’s novel last month and really enjoyed it. Anne O’Brien is a historical fiction author who focuses on Plantagenet England, which is my favourite time period. Devil’s Consort focuses on Eleanor of Aquitaine and how she become the Queen of England and one of histories most powerful women. This isn’t an area I’ve read a huge amount about so I’m excited to learn more about here.

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The Last Kingdom ~ Bernard Cornwell68527

I am loving the BBC adaptation of Cornwell’s Saxon series – it is so good! And because I’m impatient and want to know what happens next I have turned to the books. I am currently reading this one and it is a little different from the TV series – which doesn’t bother me – and I am loving Cornwell’s writing style. So I’m hoping to finish this one off and get started on the rest of the series soon.

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Bloodline ~ Conn Iggulden25552343

This book was my most anticipated release for this year. Bloodline is the third instalment of Iggulden’s Wars of the Roses series. I am completely invested is this series and can’t wait to delve into this one. This book focuses on Edward of York and the bloody battle of Towton. I’m excited to get back into this series.

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Skin ~ Ilka Tampke 24721903

Skin is Ilka Tampke’s debut novel as is set in Iron-Age Britain of the cusp of Roman Invasion. The story follows a girl named, Ailia, who doesn’t have skin. For the Iron-Age Britons skin is their totem, their connection to their ancestors and their land.

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to take Tampke’s historical fiction class and listening to her talk about the process of how she wrote the book and explaining her inspiration has got me excited to finally read this book.

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Peter Pan ~ J.M Barrie 34268

Peter Pan is one of my favourite childhood fairytales and I thought it was about time I actually read the original tale.

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Dangerous Women Anthology ~ Edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner R. Dozois 17279560

I’m hoping to read a few of the short stories in this anthology. I will admit that I hired this purely for Sharon Kay Penman’s short story – Penman is one of my favourite authors. But this anthology includes an amazing selection of authors, including: Brandon Sanderson, Cecelia Holland, Megan Lindholm, Joe Abercrombie and Diana Gabaldon. Who knows I might just find my next favourite author.

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That’s all for this month. Keep an eye out for my November Wrap-up to see what I read and my thoughts. Until then happy reading!