Hello lovelies, how are we all doing today? For some odd reason unknown to me I've been feeling particularly motivated to get things done recently, last night for instance I was cracking on with new university work in preparation for my next assignment- for a Sunday night that certainly isn't on my normal agenda! Normally I'm watching The Vampire Diaries in the bath or catching with some blog reading, but no I was being the perfect student and getting on with things!
Today, I finished The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury and I'm so excited to be taking part in the blog tour this Wednesday to share my review- it's a right corker!
So now I've finished that book I'm now onto these beauties. A fair selection, and I'm giving myself the challenge of finishing at least three of them before the month is up- can I do it? YES! (Probably not but having a bit a positivity goes a long way!)
Here are some snippets of the blurbs to these books in case they take your interest, and the links to their Goodreads pages:
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard- "Mare's blood is red- the colour of common folk- but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from the prince and friend who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind..."
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton- "Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni practice their magic. But there's nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can't wait to escape from..."
Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell- "London, 1936, Gordon Comstock has declared war on the money god; and Gordon is losing the war. Nearly 30 and "rather moth-eaten already," a poet whose one small book of verse has fallen "flatter than any pancake," Gordon has given up a "good" job and gone to work in a bookshop at half his former salary."
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave- "It's 1939 and Mary, a young socialite, is determined to shock her blueblood political family by volunteering for the war effort. She is assigned as a teacher to children who were evacuated from London and have been rejected by the countryside because they are infirm, mentally disabled, or- like Mary's favourite student, Zachary- have colored skin... Tom, and education administrator, is distraught when his best friend Alastair, enlists. Alastair, an art restorer, has always seemed far removed from the violent life to which he has now condemned himself..."
Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl- "Ava Orlova is just trying to fit in as an average Brooklyn teenager, but her life has been anything but average. The daughter of a missing Russian quantum physicist, Ava was once subjected to a series of ruthless military experiments until she was rescued by Black Widow and placed under S.H.I.E.L.D. protection. Ava has always longed to reconnect with her mysterious savior, but Black Widow isn't really the big sister type. Until now..."
Well I can't wait to get stuck into these this month, and it's so unlike me to actually know what I want to read next so again where is the determined mind come from?! I hope it lasts until the end of May when I finish my first year with the OU haha.
What are you planning to read this month? I love knowing what you're all reading!