These days I seem to be absolutely flying through books. Gone are the days of my crawling reading pace (as I discussed in this post), and I think this is largely due to the fact I still don’t have any internet at home. My primary source of entertainment these days is reading and writing, and so it turns out having no internet is a pretty good way of being more productive (even if it is incredibly annoying!).
I now have a couple of books that I still need to review (The Other Queen by Phillipa Gregory and The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater), and have copies of these three books all lined up and ready to go:
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I’ve just started reading this book, and so far I’m loving it! I have kept seeing this book around the blogosphere for ages, but have only recently actually looked into what it’s about. I was pretty much sold from the minute I discovered it was a retelling of Cinderella where she’s a cyborg!
In the couple of chapters I’ve read so far I’m already impressed with the vividness of the world, and already really like the character of Cinder, so I have very high hopes for this book!
- The Dwarves by Markus Heitz
Despite the fact it says ‘The International Fantasy Bestseller’ on the front, I hadn’t actually heard of this book until I saw it in Waterstones. Personally I love nothing more than a good, chunky fantasy epic and this book seems to fit the bill: it follows the story of dwarf Tungdil who was brought up in the world of men, but must now reacquaint himself with his own people and deliver an important message.
I’ve never heard of anyone who has read this though, so I’ve no idea what the general opinion on it is (presumably it must be good if it’s a bestseller?), but it looks right up my street so I’m going to give it a go!
- Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
This book has been in my sights for some time, but I was only prompted to finally buy it when one of my only real life bookish friends heavily recommended it to me. I’ve been wanting to try reading some more non-fiction for a while, and so what better way to start than to read a book all about creativity and inspiration?
So has anyone read any of these books? And what’s next on your reading list?