Hello Everybody 🖐
As I am going to be going back to work soon (if the Welsh Government says so), this might be one of my last big weekly TBRs, as working 10 hour shifts is going to put a dent in my reading again. This week I am hoping to put as much of a dent in my current reading challenge #20BooksOfSummer20. I am going to be attempting to read four books this week, one of which is a Buddy read with my partner and another is for an Upcoming Blog Tour. This week it is honestly hard to choose what books I want to read, as there are loads I wanted to choose, but I did finally settle on which ones I was going to have on my list. Those books are….
The first book I have chosen to read this week is going to be a book that I have been wanting to read for a while and is going to be part of a Buddy read between me and my partner, it is Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve. I have been wanting to read this book ever since I have seen the movie adaptation, which is unusual for me as I usually want to read them beforehand, but the movie really made me want to read this fantasy read. This is one of my partners favourite book series that he read as a child, which is why we are going to be reading it as part of a buddy read and is why I have put it off for so long. He keeps continually teasing me that he’s going to spoil the plot for me if we don’t read it soon, so now is the time to read it, before I regret saying yes to him proposing to me! Fingers crossed I enjoy it, plus it doesn’t seem like that big or like it’s going to be a long of a read, being a young adult book, so hopefully we’ll finish it this week. (This is the first book in the Mortal Engines Quartet).
The second book I have selected to read this week, is yet another first book in a series and that is Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer. I know that there is a movie adaptation of this book, but I haven’t seen that film, although, that is how I became aware of this book. This book recently came into work and I had money to use off of my rewards card that needed spending and so I picked this book up, as I wanted something different and have heard some good thing about it. A spur of the moment purchase. Plus I wanted some short reads. I don’t really know much about this book, only that it’s the first book in the Southern Reach, Science Fiction series, so I’m hoping that it is going to be good. So I’m looking forward to going into this book blank. I have not had that much good luck with attempting new series lately, so I thought I’d try two new ones I’ve bee excited about in one week and see how it goes.
The third book I’m going to be reading this week is The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon. This was an instant buy for me, simply because of the author. I bought this book without even having to read the synopsis, after reading Everything Everything and loving it, and I still couldn’t tell you what this book is 100% about. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style and story within Everything Everything and was simply excited to read more of Nicola Yoon’s books. Sadly, I had bought several books at that time and this book was left on my TBR pile and that is where it has stayed, especially after I heard conflicting reviews about it. I’m trying to get to the unread books that have been on my shelf for a while and I want to decide for myself whether I like it or not, even more so after enjoying Everything Everything and being so excited originally to read this book.
The last book I am reading for this week is going to be Call Me Joe by Martin Van Es and translated by Andrew Crofts. I am apart of the Blog Tour that is currently taking place surrounding this book, so go check it out!, and my post is due to take place on 24th June. Keep an eye out!! I have also just received a physical copy of this book, so I can read and annotate as I am reading through it. I am excited for this book for so many reason. I have been in a real Sci-Fi, Dystopian and Fantasy mood lately, and this one sounds right up my ally. I recently read Goldilocks, which was an apocalyptic, end of the world theme, which I loved!! This book goes even further and sounds even more apocalyptic, which is a weird thing for me to be into at the moment with Corona. This also sounds a little weird and even has a religious element, with a man claiming to be the “son of God” called Joe. Sounds so weirdly good and different, which is what I want right now!!