[The List #2] Something Old, Something Borrowed

07:19 Cilla P 2 Comments


I started this feature to hold myself accountable regarding my TBR, as I have a tendency to pick up a new book despite a pile of unread books. Given I read 3 out of the 4 books I listed, I'd say it worked! So here we go again.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

The Story: Destined to destroy empires Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death. Six years later, the child raised in the shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything. But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. (Goodreads)

Why I Want to Read It: Because I still haven't! 😢This is the book from my previous list that I didn't get around to. I actually started reading the first five pages, but found that I wasn't in the right mood to engage with the story. 

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Story: On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather, a 'literary apothecary', for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers. The only person he is unable to cure, it seems, is himself. He had nursed a broken heart ever since the night, twenty-one years ago, when the love of his life fled Paris, leaving behind a handwritten letter he has never dared to read. His memories and his love have been gathering dust - until now. 

Why I Want to Read It: I, naturally, love bookshops, so the idea of a bookseller who knows exactly what book you need is fascinating. I'm hoping it will be a sweet story that's as good for the soul as the books its main characters hand out to his customers.

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

The Story: It has been a year since Gemma Doyle first arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy and much has changed. Having bound the wild, dark magic of the realms to her, Gemma has forged unlikely and unsuspected friendships with Ann and Felicity, and Kartik, the exotic young man whose companionship is forbidden. She has also come to an uneasy, tenuous truce with the fearsome creatures of the realms.

But now the time has come to test the strength of those bonds. As her friendship with Felicity and Ann faces its gravest trial and with the Order grappling for control of the realms, Gemma is compelled to decide once and for all which path she is meant to take. Her destiny threatens to set chaos loose, not only in the realms, but also upon the rigid Victorian society whose rules Gemma has both defied and followed. Where does Gemma really belong? And will she, can she, survive?

Why I Want to Read It: Five years after I bought the series, I'm nearly finished with it! 🎉 I'm excited to see how the series will be wrapped up, and where Gemma, Ann, and Felicity ends up.


What's on your TBR right now?

2 comments:

  1. I don't really have many physical tbr, but lately they seem to be growing really fast :/ I just finished one, it's SEED by Lisa Heathfield. I think the next book on my tbr that I'm going to read is LOTR :D

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress

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    1. It's the curse of a bookworm, I think, that we'll always have more books than we can read! Ooh I haven't heard of Seed - did you enjoy it? Good luck with LOTR! I tried re-reading The Fellowship of the Ring last year and massively failed haha.

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