My 2019 Reading List and Bookish Goals

 

Hello fellow bookworms! It’s that time of year when I figure out what I want to read throughout 2019 (but let’s be completely honest, they’ll sit on my bookshelves for another year or so…) and set some bookish goals. I always feel like writing goals down seems to make them more concrete and actually helps me achieve them, and I’m hoping that making a list of books I definitely want to read will have the same effect! So here’s the ultimate list of books I plan to read, goals I want to meet, and a few new releases I’m anticipating in 2019…

 

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My 2019 Reading List

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Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

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Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

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The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

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A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews

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They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

 

2019 Anticipated Releases

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus – January 8th

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I was so excited when I saw Karen M. McManus was releasing a new book this year! I enjoyed One of Us is Lying so much when I read it, I loved the perfect mash up of mystery, crime/thriller and YA, and it looks like her new book will be a similar sort of thing!

Again, But Better by Christine Riccio – May 7th

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I love following Christine on YouTube and watching her videos makes me so motivated to read, and encourages me to try different genres (if it weren’t for her I don’t think I would have made it this far in the Shadowhunter Chronicles!) so I was thrilled when I found out she was writing a book! I’ve been watching all her Book Writing Chronicle videos and followed her journey from start to finish, and cannot wait to finally read the book when it comes out in May!

Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) by Cassandra Clare – November 19th

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NEW SHADOWHUNTER SERIES! How can one not be excited, especially when we’re going back to LONDON! The Infernal Devices is my favourite Shadowhunter series so far so to follow on the story with Will and Tessa’s children is so exciting; I always get excited for new Cassie Clare! Also, pretty, pretty cover!

 

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Bookish Goals of 2019

Read 50 books

I only managed a respectable 30 last year, but now I’m not at university and have more commuting time to read (and all the Harry Potters on audiobook) I am aiming to get back up to my usual standard. Also, my nan has joined me in this year’s reading challenge with a goal of 40 books, and I think she’ll be surprised at how many books she reads, so we’ll see who comes out on top at the end of the year!

Blog at least once a week

Over Christmas I had planned to write more blog posts, but alas I only managed one or two, but I really would like to get back into blogging a bit more, and I usually have a spare hour or so over the weekend, so I should probably start making my way through the post ideas I have had written down for the past year…

Read books I’ve owned for 2+ years

I was looking at my bookshelves this morning and I realised how many books I’ve owned/had on my TBR list for way too long, so I want to make it goal to read at least 5 of them. A lot are thrillers I bought when I was really into reading crime and mystery that I never picked up when my late obsession with YA and Fantasy kicked in. I love a good crime thriller novel, so I’m hoping to get some of those I’ve had for while read this year!

 

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So 2019 is well underway now, so lets see how well this goes… I’d love to know what your plans are for 2019, bookish or otherwise, so feel free to comment below or leave a link if you’ve done a similar post so I can come over your wonderful space on the internet and give it a read!

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

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What a Disaster… 2018 Book Roundup

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Hello fellow bookworms! Wow, what a year it’s been! I will happily say that 2018 has been the busiest but best year of my life. I will be eternally grateful for everyone who made my year so wonderful, and everything that came together to made my 2018 so special. I finished and graduated university with a first class degree, I won a design award, got some great work experience, got offered and started my job at one of the top publishing companies in the world, and best of all… I saw Hamilton… twice (yes I rate that experience very highly!). But despite all of these amazing things that I was blessed with, it wasn’t all smooth sailing this year, but this year has made me realise you really have to go through some hard times to truly appreciate the good in life, so I really have to say thanks to 2018, and I really hope you all had an equally fabulous year!

My reading year, however, wasn’t as great, having the worst reading challenge in about 4 years! I read some great books, and I read some really bad books, so this is what we’re really here for. Let’s have a look at my bookish 2018…

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What I read in 2018

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas // 4.5 stars
  • The Book of Tea by Kakuzō Okakura // 4 stars
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas // 3.5 stars
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin // 4.5 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling // 5 stars
  • The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith // 3 stars
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli // 5 stars
  • The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin // 4.5 stars
  • The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin // 5 stars
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman // 5 stars
  • Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham // 5 stars
  • The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin // 3 stars
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins// 4 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling // 5 stars
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff // 4.5 stars
  • Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz // 4 stars
  • Daughter by Jane Schemilt // 3.5 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling // 5 stars
  • Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel // 3.5 stars
  • The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín // 3.5 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (audiobook narrated by Stephen Fry) // 5 stars
  • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon // 4 stars
  • The Dinner by Herman Koch // 3 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (audiobook narrated by Stephen Fry) // 5 stars
  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton // 4.5 stars
  • The Crimes of Grindelwald: Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling // 4 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (audiobook narrated by Stephen Fry) // 5 stars
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee // 4 stars
  • You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr // 5 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (audiobook narrated by Stephen Fry) // 5 stars
  • … currently reading A Queen of Air of Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Total books read: 30.5

Average Rating: 4.3 stars

Number of total pages read this year: 10,079 pages (8,663 less than last year… sad face)

Which brings me to a total of 30.5 books this year!! I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge at 50 books to start with, then lowered it to 40, and then to 35, and still didn’t quite manage that! In my defence, however, the first 5 months of the year where the final months of my uni course which were extremely busy, and 2018 in general has been such an incredibly hectic year, I’m surprised I managed 30 in the end (thank god for audiobooks!) I want a much better year in 2019, and therefore I am upping my target back to 50 books to try and match my previous standards, and I have plenty of books lined up to satisfy whatever cravings I have!

 

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Top 5 books of 2018 (from 5th-1st)

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Talking as Fast as I Can

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I’ve never read any Becky Albertalli books, but I’m so glad I picked this one up! I sped through it and my face hurt from smiling so much! I’m really looking forward to reading some more of Albertalli’s writing in 2019.

I did really struggle to out my top 5 books together, because Illuminae and the Mara Dyer series were very close to making the list…

 

Least Favourite 5 books (from 5th-1st)

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The Call

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The Silkworm

I really hate to say it, but I’m not the biggest fan of J.K. Rowling writing crime novels. I feel like she is so used to a lot of detail in her fantastical world building of Harry Potter that just isn’t necessary in a crime thriller, and The Silkworm just dragged on a bit too much for me… too much unnecessary detail, not enough crime solving for me I’m afraid.

 

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So that was my 2018 year of books! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year, and here’s to another amazing and positively bookish 2019!

Happy New Year and Happy Blogging!

Until next year…

Jade 🙂

 

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas… Literary Book Gifts

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Hello fellow bookworms! It’s been a while, hasn’t it… Starting my new job has been a lot more tiring than I expected, and I just haven’t found the time to post recently, but with Christmas just around the corner, I thought it would be nice to have a look at what might be in store for us book lovers at this time of year!

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Literary Book Gifts is an online store full of bookish wonders for every bookworm in your life, even yourself. As their website describes…

High quality gifts for book lovers! All design work is done in house. Each product is printed professionally with care.

I’m lucky enough to be able to do a short Q&A post and review of the products today, and have a great promotion to offer you all at the end of this post! Today, I’m talking to Melissa, founder of Literary Book Gifts, to get an insight scoop on her company and the products she sells…

Where did you get the idea for Literary Book Gifts?

I love antiques, they carry so much history with them. Literature and books are something I love as well, in many cases they are much older than the antique furniture, paintings, and visual artwork. However, since books are words they retain their oldness without the wear and tear that real-life items get over the years. Literary Book Gifts is a collection of designs that are based on the visual representations of these titles. Showcasing the classic and vintage feel as an ode to how long ago they were published and what it was like during those times, just like antiques.

When did you first launch your online store, and how long did it take for everything to come together?

Longer than I would like to say. The ideas for some of the designs and the store in general had be swirling around in my head for quite a while before. I really had no idea of how to use websites or these type of graphic editing programs that would allow the images to display correctly when printed. There was a steep learning curve, but I’m really happy with how the store has turned out so far!

Why did you decide on t-shirts and tote bags?

Shirts were definitely the first thing I decided on, I love how you can seamlessly transition them in and out of your wardrobe. For those who don’t like wearing graphic tees it seemed natural to offer them an option and the tote bags are a great fit for that case.

Besides literature, what inspires your designs? Do you have a certain illustrative style you enjoy?

I have long been interested in art history. In particular artwork that surrounds impressionism, including post-impressionism. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is an artist whose work I very much admire.

Where do you get your creative streak from?

Sometimes I listen to audiobooks while designing, I think this really helps get the literary creative thoughts flowing.

What can customers expect from your products that stands out among other bookish gift companies?

The shirts are all or mostly cotton and are available in a great variety of sizes XS-3XL for women and S-5XL for men. There are color choices as well, and each shirt is available in multiple color options to suit different styles and tastes.

What gifts would you recommend from your store for book lovers this Christmas?

I think a great gift that would make for the perfect present for just about anyone is the Typewriter Tote Bag it’s not about a specific title so anyone who likes literature or writing can appreciate it. The color pallette is a neutral tan and black so it would go with a lot of outfits.

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Another great option is the Jane Austen T-Shirt it’s perfect for Austen fans but is also a great for anyone who likes antiques, period pieces, or writing in general.

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What is your favourite design in your store?

It’s so hard for me to pick a favourite! At the moment I am really loving the Frankenstein design. It was a challenge for me to design this one but I think the subtly of the graphic really brings out the spooky nature of the overall design.

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BookMuffin’s Thoughts

I love Melissa’s products and her unique product designs! There is such a variety in style and really is something for everyone who loves books, even if you’re not a fan of the classics. The fact that she uses a waterproof material for her tote bags is perfect, because as much as I love all my tote bags, the cotton ones are not great in the rain! The t-shirts have a very flattering shape for women and men, as well as being made from top quality material. The wide selection of colours means there really is no excuse not to buy one… which I can help you with today as well! Melissa has kindly given me a promo code to share with all my lovely readers and Instagram followers! Just enter BookMuffin20 when completing your purchase for 20% off anything in the store with no minimum spend (and no expiry date either!) So what are you waiting for? It is, after all, the most wonderful time of the year… to go shopping!

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

Do You Really Love Tea?

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Hello fellow bookworms! This is a really quick post today, as I am in need of your assistance. I’m currently completing my Final Major Project in my final year at university, and it’s all about tea! I’ve designed a survey, it’s super short and takes less than 5 minutes to complete! I would be so grateful if anyone who read this would be so kind as to answer a few questions about your tea drinking habits, it would be a massive help to me!

Here’s link in case you feel the need to help a fellow reader out: https://s.surveyplanet.com/rk-9uFOUM

Thanks a bunch!

Jade 🙂

2017 Book Roundup

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Hello fellow bookworms. I can’t believe we are at the end of 2017 already! Where has the year gone? There have been so many exciting things happening throughout the year, and some great book releases too! I haven’t posted in a few weeks (my degree work is still lingering around me, even over the holidays),  but I thought I shouldn’t deny you the small excitement of seeing what I read in 2017, so here is my 2017 book roundup! I really like these kind of posts because I get to reflect on my reading year, and plan ahead for next year too!

What I read in 2017

  • The Elite by Kiera Cass // 4 stars
  • Nest by Terry Goodkind // 3 stars
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness // 5 stars
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green (re-read) // 4 stars
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini // 4 stars
  • The One by Kiera Cass // 4 stars
  • Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase // 3 stars
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • City of Glass by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (re-read) // 5 stars
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (re-read) // 5 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (re-read // 5 stars
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (re-read) // 5 stars
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher // 3.5 stars
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell // 5 stars
  • Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare // 5 stars
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart // 4 stars
  • History Is All You Left Me // 3 stars
  • Into The Water by Paula Hawkins // 3 stars
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng // 4 stars
  • Late Fragments by Kate Gross // 4 stars
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs // 5 stars
  • Hollow City by Ransom Riggs // 4 stars
  • Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs // 4 stars
  • Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare // 4 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K Rowling (re-read) // 5 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne and J.K Rowling (re-read // 4 stars
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith // 4 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling (audiobook) // 5 stars
  • The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas // 4 stars
  • Turtles All The Way Down by John Green // 5 stars
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell // 4 stars
  • Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie // 4 stars
  • The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson // 4 stars
  • Let It Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle // 4.5 stars
  • One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus // 5 stars
  • …currently reading A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Average Rating: 4.4

Number of total pages read this year: 18,742 pages (1,975 more than last year!)

Which brings me to a total of 44.5 books this year!! I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge at 55 books to start with, then lowered it to 48, and then to 45, because I think I underestimated how much work I would actually have to do, and how many reading slumps I would be in over the summer! In 2018, I aim to read 50 books (and try and get back up to previous years standards!), and I have plenty of books lined up to satisfy whatever cravings I have! Here’s my top 5, my bottom 5 and the authors I plan on reading again next year…

Top 5 books (in order)

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Turtles All The Way Down

I’m a massive John Green fan, and his new release didn’t disappoint at all! It’s definitely one I will be re-reading again and again! It was definitely worth the wait!

Least Favourite 5 books (in order)

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History Is All You Left Me

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Black Rabbit Hall

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I enjoyed The Girl on the Train a lot, and was very excited for Hawkins’ new thriller, but unfortunately it really wasn’t up to the standards of her first book. It was a slow read and quite disappointing.

Top 5 authors I enjoyed so much I want to read them again:

5. Agatha Christie

4. Jandy Nelson

3. Angie Thomas

2. Patrick Ness

and… Cassandra Clare (I have completely fallen in love with her books and want to soak up every single word she’s ever written!)

So that was my 2017 year of books! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year, and here’s to another amazing and positively bookish 2018!

Happy New Year and Happy Blogging!

Until next year…

Jade 🙂

 

Reader Problems… We All Have Them

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Hello fellow bookworms! It’s been a while since I’ve had time to do a tag (any post really!); it’s been a busy end to the year, but hopefully more posts will come over Christmas time! The creator of this tag is About To Read over on YouTube, the link to her video is at the end of this post!

How do you decide what book to read next?

I’m very much a mood reader, so if I’m reading a stand-alone, I just pick up whatever I feel like reading. If I’m reading a series, I usually read them all in one go, instead of staggering them with other books. I’m also quite a seasonal reader, so there are certain books I enjoy reading at different times of year. For example, I’m really into Young Adult Contemporary at the moment, for something light hearted at this festive time of year!

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If you’re not enjoying a book, do you DNF it, or do continue to the very end?

I hate DNF-ing books, I really do try and push through it! However, I have been trying to do the opposite, so I can continue to read the books that I do enjoy.

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You’re behind on your Goodreads Reading Challenge, and the end of the year is near! Do you accept your fate or try your best to catch up?

I’m really trying to catch up on my Goodreads Challenge, and I haven’t given up in previous years, but I think I’ll ending up accepting my fate this year (I’ve already had to change my goal 3 times!)

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The covers of a series on your bookshelf don’t match, what do you do?

I keep searching for books that match… isn’t that what everyone else does?

I can’t stand when my book series covers don’t match, and I’m constantly on the look out to find ones that match, even if I have to get them second hand!

Who do you turn to when you need to complain about a bad book that everyone else seems to like?

I tend to rant to one my family members or friends who I know doesn’t really care what I’m saying, but even if they’re not listening, at least I’ve got my anger about the book out!

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You’re in public and you’re about to start crying over a book, what do you do?

Hmm, this is a tough one, because I tend to cry at most books! I don’t often read in public, but if I was in this situation, and I could myself welling up, I would promptly close the book and wait until I was at home so I could fully embrace my emotional state!

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The next book in a series has just been released, but you can’t remember a thing about the last book! Do you re-read the first book, look up the synopsis or just pretend you remember and read the sequel?

I’ll be too excited about the release of the sequel to re-read the previous book, so I usually just look up a detailed synopsis, this usually sparks my memory of what has happened already in the series.

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No one is allowed to borrow your books! How do you let them down gently?

I’ll only lend out books to people I know will a) keep them in good condition and b) return them back to me! If I don’t want to lend you my books, I’ll just say that I don’t lend books because I’m very protective over them and want to keep them in good condition. Or I just say I don’t own the book/it’s on my Kindle (which I never use!)

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How do you get over a reading slump?

Reading slumps are an actual nightmare! I tend to pick up a book I’ve read before and know I like to get me back into the reading mood, or I just take a break, watch some TV and do stuff that’s not reading. I usually find I miss having a book in my hands soon enough!

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All of your highly anticipated books are being released at the same time! Do you buy them all, or prioritise some over others?

I’ve never actually been in this situation, but I would probably prioritise certain books over others (that would be a lot of money if they were all released in hardback!) I’d decide which one I would want to read first and then buy them as I finish one (maybe, if I could exercise some self control) I think it also depends on the author, I would obviously prioritise my favourites!

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Once you’ve bought those highly anticipated books, do you pick them up straight away, or surrender them to your shelves for a year?

I would read my most anticipated one straight away! If I know a book’s being released that I’m desperate to read, I make sure I’ve finished my current read before the release date so I can dive right in (and finish that day usually!)

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So those are a few of my problems and habits as a reader, I’m sure we all share some of these difficulties! Let me know in the comments if you have any of the same problems as me!

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

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Link to original tag creator: https://youtu.be/7SfhSV-L3eo

My Shadowhunter Journey

Just after Christmas 2016, not too long ago, I decided a book buying spree was in order. I had a small amount of Christmas money that needed to be well spent on stocking up books on my TBR, ready for my hefty 2017 reading challenge of 55 books. I put in a few online orders, but I really wanted to get out and about and see what good post-Christmas deals the bookshops had (because supporting physical bookstores is very important!).

So I drove the short distance to the shopping centre slightly larger than the one in my home town, and after a short while, I found a gem! The Mortal Instruments series, all boxed up and wrapped in shiny plastic, the price label staring right at me. £49 reduced to £12! TWELVE POUNDS! I just could not leave it there! I had heard so much about the series, and knew of the Netflix series through my sister, and my interest had been sparked. I knew very little about the series beyond the fact that there was a group of people who hunt demons, but there was something deep inside me that wanted to know more. I’m always slightly skeptical about buying an entire series before knowing if I will like it, but if the worst came, eBay exists!  

I didn’t start City of Bones straight away, as there were other books I was desperate to get to. However, once I started it, there was no tearing me away. Oh my gosh, I was hooked!! I hadn’t experienced anything like this since Harry Potter. Of course, I immediately fell for Jace Wayland (and to this day, nothing has changed!), and found the characters and the entire Shadowhunter world to be so rich and well-written. 

I whizzed through the first 3 books, and thanks to a few Book-tube videos and Goodreads, I found out about The Infernal Devices. There are different ways you can read these 2 series (well, series and a trilogy), but those who had followed CassandraClare’s writing from the beginning had of course read them in publication order, whichis how I decided was the best way to proceed to get the most out of my experience with the story. So my reading order was as follows…

  • City of Bones
  • City of Ashes
  • City of Glass
  • Clockwork Angel
  • City of Fallen Angels
  • Clockwork Prince
  • City of Lost Souls
  • Clockwork Princess
  • City of Heavenly Fire

I definitely found the story flowed really well reading them this way, and recommend anyone who is thinking of reading them to read in this order. Another reason being City of Heavenly Fire contains some spoilers for The Infernal Devices trilogy!

Around about half way through City of Heavenly Fire, I decided that nothing I would see in the Shadowhunters show on Netflix would ruin the little I had left to read, so I had a few days of binge-watching Series 1 and 2A in preparation for Series 2B being released really soon! The TV show does have it’s differences, but when is an adatation of a book ever really that accurate?!

I took a bit of a break after finishing City of Heavenly Fire. I don’t consider myself much of a fantasy reader anyway, so after 9 books of the high fantasy genre, I wanted a bit of time out before moving on to more of Clare’s writing. I read Thirteen Reasons Why (by this time, the hype around the Netflix show was massive, and I wanted to see what the fuss was about!) and Fangirl, which were both fairly quick reads for me, and allowed me to return to known territory for a bit. But not for long!

By the time I had finished Fangirl, it was May 11th, and book 2 of The Dark Artifices (Clare’s 3rd Shadowhunter series) was being released on May 23rd. Had I started book 1, Lady Midnight, by then? No! I thought the size of City of Heavenly Fire was daunting, but blimey Lady Midnight was a big book! I started on May 11th, and it took me a while to get through, because reality started to catch up with me. Work, friends, family, life in general just took over and I found barely anytime to read. As the release date for Lord of Shadows drew closer, I knew I had to factor in more time for reading. I must have whizzed through the kast half of the book in about 3 days! I didn’t quite manageto finish before Lord of Shadows was released, but I was not far behind.

So this story ends in the present day. I’ve been reading Lord of Shadows for 3 days, and I’m about 150 pages in. It is already just as exciting as Lady Midnight was, and I have heard it will break my heart at the end… I look forward to it!

I hope you enjoyed this short story about how Shadowhunters came to be such a big part of my life, and if you haven’t read them already, I seriously recommended you give them a try! Oh, and maybe watch the Netflix show as well…

Until next time,

Jade 🙂