S – The ABC Book Challenge

Ok! So for this challenge you have to make a post a week focusing on one letter at a time. You include your favourite reads starting with the letter and highly anticipated books on your TBR. This week I will be doing the letter S.


Books I’ve Read

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

This book was one of my top reads of the year. I’ve never been dragged into a world so thoroughly as this one. Kagawas writing is sublime as is everything from the setting, the story line and the characters. If you’re looking for an Asian inspired fantasy to sink your teeth into this is a must.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

This is my favourite of all of Flynn’s books. I love how twisted and morally loose her characters are. This one is quite family centric, with a plot twist I just did not see comming. HBO have recently made this into a TV series and if you love the book you should definitely give it a watch!

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I love this book, I’ve just recently re-read it and fallen in love all over again. Everything about this book is amazing from the world that Leigh builds, to the morally loose and yet overly loveable bunch of characters. This is a heist book at its heart and yet there is so much more going on. I personally prefer this over the original Grisha trilogy and if you havent read it… what are you waiting for?

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

This was another of my favourite reads of the year. I have been a massive Sanderson fan ever since I first read his Mistborn trilogy. Though this is advertised as YA I think its suitable for any age range that is interested in Sci-Fi. A great set of characters and has one of my favourite literary AI’s.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

This is a genre / series that I wouldn’t normally pick for myself but I enjoyed it so much! Though classed as Historical Fantasy, a lot of the techniques and attitudes were quite modern. Audrey-Rose and Thomas make for a fantastic crime solving duo, and also make for an unbelievably cute couple.

The Stars now Unclaimed by Drew Williams

This was such a fantastic and fresh Sci-Fi book. I hadn’t read anything like it before, and although it was a slow starter, I found myself relating easily to the majority of the characters. It does contain a lot of action, though this takes nothing away from the plot and actually helps the flow of the book. This also includes my second favourite literary AI, who is almost a full blown character in herself.

Books on my TBR

The Secret History by Donna Tart / Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft / Sevenses by Neal Stephenson / Slayer by Kiersten White / Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson / Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor


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