Waiting on Wednesday…

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. There are some great book releases this month so I’d share them with you today. I’ve done quite a few of these posts before, so you guys should know the drill. If you’re new here then I’m basically just going to share some book releases I’m looking forward to. I tend to post this on the first Wednesday of the month but I really wanted to do the top 5 Wednesday post that week so it’s a week later than usual. I hope you guys don’t mind. I’ve got five books to talk about today. Let’s get started.

 

  • Soulbinder / book 4 of the Spellslinger series / Sebastien de Castell / Oct. 4th / 
  • Bridge of Clay / Markus Zusak / Oct. 11th
  • Tombland / book 7 of the Shardlake series / C. J. Sansom / Oct. 18th
  • The Consuming Fire / book 2 of the Interdependency series / John Scalzi / Oct. 18th
  • Rejoice / Steven Erikson / Oct. 18th / ★★.5 

 

 

There are many more book releases in October but these are the five I’m looking forward to. Are there any books you’re excited for this month? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

 

TTT: Longest Books I’ve Read

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.This weeks topic is the longest books you’ve ever read. The page numbers are based on the editions I have so these may differ from other editions. I’m starting off with the largest book and work my way down from there. Let’s get started.

 

 

 

I also have plenty of long books on my TBR, but nothing quite as long as The Count of Monte Cristo. What is the longest book you’ve read? I’d also love to know if you’ve read any of these books too :). I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

 

5 books to read by the end of the year

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. Today I thought I would share five books I want to read by the end of the year. I don’t know whether I’ll actually stick to this list but hopefully it’ll motivate me. I’ve been meaning to read each of these books for a while now so it’s about time that I actually read them. Let’s get started.

 

 

I definitely have more than five books on my TBR but these are high up on my priority list. Hopefully I’ll at least get to a few of these before the year ends. What books do you want to read before the year ends? I hope you are all having wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

 

Pippa

 

 

 

 

T5W: Favourite Magic System

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created and run by Lainey aka gingerreadslainey (Youtube channel) but it is now being run by Sam aka Thoughts on tomes (Youtube channel). Each week there is a different topic. You can check out the groups Goodreads page here for any more information and the future topics. This week’s topic is you favourite magic systems. I’ve given a brief explanation of each system so let’s get started.

 

  • Allomancy from the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson – 
    Basically allomancers have the ability to burn metal that enables them to access a range of mental or physical enhancements. For example burning tin enables an enhancement of the five senses while burning pewter enhances physical strength. There are 8 basic Allomantic metals and each has a different affect on the allomancer. A Misting is a person who can burn one metal and a Mistborn is a person who can burn all of them.
  • The seven bells from the Old Kingdom trilogy by Garth Nix
    The seven bells are used by the Abhorsen to protect against Death. Each bell is named and has a distinct power. The smallest bell is called Ranna (or the sleepbringer) and it causes listeners to fall asleep. Astarael (or the sorrowful), the largest bell, sends all who hear her deep into Death.
  • Powder mages from the Powder Mage trilogy by Brian McClellan 
    Powder mages use gun powder as the source of their power and they are also referred to as Marked. By orally consuming or snorting gun powder, they can enter ‘Powder Trances’ in which their senses are heightened and are physically enhanced. Powder mages can also manipulate the explosive reaction of gun powder.
  • The Wit from the Realm of the Elderlings series by Robin Hobb 
    The Wit is an ability that allows the user to feel a connection with all living things. It also allows the user to create a telepathic link with an animal – you can only be bonded to one animal at a time but a person can have multiple bonds throughout his/her life if their animal companion dies.
  • Furies from the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher 
    Furies are elemental spirits that inhabit the whole of Alera. During early childhood or adoloscent years, Alerans manifest personal furies and control them with their mind. There are six types of Furies; Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Metal and Wood. There are also wild Furies which make up a large part of this world. Wind furies can be used to fly, while water furies can be used for healing and so on.

 

That’s all I have for today. I love a good magic system so this weeks topic was so fun to do. These are definitely some of my favourite from some of my favourite books. What are some of your favourite magic systems? I’d love to know. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

 

Pippa

 

 

 

 

 

T5W: Favourite Covers

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created and run by Lainey aka gingerreadslainey (Youtube channel) but it is now being run by Sam aka Thoughts on tomes (Youtube channel). Each week there is a different topic. You can check out the groups Goodreads page here for any more information and the future topics. This week’s topic is favourite covers. There are so many amazing book covers so it’s going to be hard limiting it to just five, but I’ll give it a go :). I’ve chosen from books that I’ve read this year. Let’s get started.

 

  • The Bitter Twins / book 2 of the Winnowing Flame trilogy / Jen Williams
  • The Hyena and the Hawk / book 3 of the Echoes of the Fall trilogy / Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • The Beast Player / Nahoko Uehashi
  • Wrath of Empire / book 2 in the Gods of Blood and Powder trilogy / Brian McClellan
  • The Book of M / Peng Shepherd

 

 

I’m definitely planning on doing a post on my favourite covers of 2018 at the end of the year so keep an eye out for that. What do you look for in book covers? Do you prefer simple covers or more vibrant ones? I’d love to know. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

 

Pippa

 

 

 

TTT: Books By My Favourite Authors I Haven’t Read Yet

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.This weeks topic is books by my favourite authors I haven’t read yet. I will read these books at some point but I haven’t managed to get to them yet. Let’s get started.

 

 

Hopefully I’ll get to this books soon. High on my priority list are Tigana and The Reindeer People. What books by your favourite authors do you still need to read? I’d love to know. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

9 Ongoing Series I’m Loving

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. There are a lot of series I’m in the middle of so I thought I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of them. These are all series that haven’t been completed yet; some will be completed next year, others still have a few books to be released. I’ve loved all of these series so I would highly recommend checking them out. Let’s get started.

 

 

I’m very excited to continue each of these series, although I’m abit sad about the wait for the sequels. What series have you been loving? Have you read any of these? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

 

Pippa