December TBR

The Anatomy of Story- John Truby
A People’s History of the United States- Howard Zinn
Stamped from the Beginning- Ibram X. Kendi
Words of Radiance- Brandon Sanderson
These Violent Delights- Chloe Gong
Kingdom of Flesh and Fire- Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Empire’s Ghost- Isabelle Steiger
From Fire & Shadows- J.F. Baptista
The First Sister – Linden A. Lewis
Ship of Destiny- Robin Hobb
We Set the Dark on Fire- Tehlor Key Meija
The Vanished Queen- Lisbeth Campbell
The Dragon Republic- R.F. Kuang
A Deadly Education- Naomi Novik

What is everyone else planning on reading?

~Cam

June TBR

I’m gonna have a lot of reading to do in June. I’m setting myself up here, but since the one class that is giving me trouble ends on June 19th, I’ll have more time to read after that. There are fourteen books on this list, and I’m probably not going to have time to finish all of them, but I am certainly going to try.

Inkheart- Cornelia Funke
Between the World and Me- Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ship of Magic- Robin Hobb
Guild of Tokens- Jon Auerbach
Lady Midnight- Cassandra Clare
In The Woods- Tana French
The Angel’s Game- Carlos Ruiz Zafón
A Queen in Hiding- Sarah Kozloff
Foundryside- Robert Jackson Bennett
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark- Michelle McNamara
Throne of Jade- Naomi Novik
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms- N.K. Jemisin
Elantris- Brandon Sanderson
The Calculating Stars- Mary Robinette Kowal

Have you read any of these books? How did you feel about them? What are you reading in the month of June?

I hope this post finds you safe and healthy!

~Cam

May TBR

Okay, so I know that this is SUPER ambitious, but I have THIRTEEN (13) books that I want to read this month. May of them are over 500 pages. I don’t know why I want to try and be so ambitious this month, but I’m free from school for at least the next two-ish weeks, so I have the time. Some of these books I’ve been pretty excited for as well, so I feel like I can get through them quickly!

Classes ended for the Spring semester a few days ago and I’m so happy to have some time off. School was becoming very stressful, and I’m glad I now have the time to enjoy reading and other things.

Uprooted- Naomi Novik
Assassin’s Quest- Robin Hobb
Ship of Magic- Robin Hobb
Inkheart- Cornelia Funke
Lady Midnight- Cassandra Clare
The Deep- Alma Katsu
Sweet Black Waves- Kristina Perez
A Queen in Hiding- Sarah Kozloff
Vengeful- V.E. Schwab
Lovely War- Julie Berry
Throne of Jade- Naomi Novik
The Eye of the World- Robert Jordan
The Calculating Stars- Mary Robinette Kowal

Have you read any of these books? How did you feel about them? What are you reading in the month of May?

I hope this post finds you safe and healthy!

~Cam

April TBR

These are some of the books I’m planning to read in April! What are you planning on reading?

The Ruin of Kings- Jenn Lyons
Uprooted- Naomi Novik
Gamechanger- L.X. Beckkett
This is How You Lose the Time War- Amal El-Mothar and Max Gladstone
The Throne of the Five Winds- S.C. Emmett
Chain of Gold- Cassandra Clare
Lady Midnight- Cassandra Clare
Assassin’s Apprentice-Robin Hobb
Royal Assassin- Robin Hobb

These are just some of the books that I have planned to read in April! This is a little overly ambitious, especially since this is the end of the semester and I’ll have final exams coming up, but hopefully I’ll get them done! What are planning on reading in April?

~Cam

January TBR

Happy New Years! Here are some of the books that I am planning on reading in January of 2020! I think I have a pretty broad selection here, so my hope is that I can find some brand new loves.

Vicious- V.E. Schwab
The Magicians- Lev Grossman
Velocity Weapon- Megan E. O’Keefe
The Starless Sea- Erin Morgenstern
Starsight- Brandon Sanderson
The Way of Kings- Brandon Sanderson
Radiance- Catherynne M. Valente
The Anatomy of Story- John Truby
The Savior’s Champion- Jenna Moreci

There are a few books here that I’ve been meaning to read for a very very long time, so I know that those will be the priority, but I feel like I have a really good spread here for books I want to get through. I’m hopeful to find some new favorites this year. What are you reading first in 2020?

~Cam

October: To Be Read

It’s finally October! This is the perfect time to read some spooky books and thrillers! I had a busy month last month in September, and I don’t think that it’s going to let up any time soon, but I still have an extremely ambitious TBR. I know that school is going to keep me incredibly busy, but I am very very excited about some of the books below!

The Diviners- Libba Bray
House of Salt and Sorrows- Erin A. Craig
Into the Drowning Deep- Mira Grant
The Turn of the Key- Ruth Ware
The Well of Ascension- Brandon Sanderson
Ninth House- Leigh Bardugo
Radio Silence- Alice Oseman

The Greatest Show on Earth- Richard Dawkins
After the Flood- Kassandra Montag
An Unkindness of Magicians- Kat Howard
Marrow Charm- Kristin Jacques
Rebecca- Daphne du Maurier
The Future of Humanity- Michio Kaku

What will you be planning to read in October? Are we reading any of the same books? Have you already read any of the books I’m reading? Let’s discuss, and remember, as always, to keep reading 🙂

~Cam

WWW Wednesday- September 25th, 2019

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading

This is a re-read for me. I love Brandon Sanderson and all of the books I’ve read from him. This is such an interesting concept. This is a story that has loss, love, despair and hope. It has everything that I love. The characters are dynamic and well fleshed out. I’m also planning on re-reading the second book in the series, The Well of Ascension, very shortly after I finish this one.


Recently Finished Reading

Okay, this is a book that I was super excited to read and I was not disappointed! This is a story of a witch and a witch hunter who are forced into holy matrimony and the chaos that ensues.

I really enjoyed this book. I felt like the development of characters and their romance was developed well. It was definitely not insta-love and I found myself rooting for them at the end. Some of the twists were a little out of nowhere, but I still enjoyed myself while reading.


Reading Next

This is the sequel to the book I’m currently reading. This will also be a re-read for me, but I don’t remember any of it. I’m excited to continue immersing myself in the world. I will be reading the third book, Hero of Ages, for the first time and I’m excited to see what the conclusion to this trilogy is.

What are you reading? What did you just finish reading? What are you planning on reading next?

I hope you have a wonderful day, and as always, happy reading.

~Cam

September: To Be Read

September, oh September! Oh how I love September. Whilst I live in Florida, and the weather never changes, I still love September. September is peak hurricane season (Dorian is about to hit, so I’ll have plenty of candlelight reading time). Even so, I feel like the weather starts to lighten up just the slightest bit. It (usually) rains less and it starts to get the slightest bit less humid. School is back in session so I have less time to read, but I want to be a little ambitious this month. While I probably won’t have the time to get to everything, here’s a list of some of things I’m going to try to get to:

Darkdawn- Jay Kristoff
The Poppy War- R.F. Kuang
An Unkindness of Magicians- Kat Howard
The Final Empire- Brandon Sanderson
The Well of Ascension- Brandon Sanderson
The Saviors Champion- Jenna Moreci
Serpent & Dove- Shelby Mahurin
The Greatest Show on Earth- Richard Dawkins
Elantris- Brandon Sanderson

What will you be planning to read in September? Are you reading any of the books I’m reading? Have you read any of the books I’m reading? Let’s discuss, and remember, as always, to keep reading 🙂

~Cam