It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #2 + Update On My Week-Long Absence


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted at The Book Date where bloggers look at what they’re currently reading and what’s up next in their TBR!

So, why did I disappear for a week? Well, I fell ill and didn’t feel up to blogging. That’s basically it. Not all that dramatic, but it did mean I couldn’t go and visit my boyfriend this weekend, and I missed meeting Garth Nix, my favourite author! So it was a pretty crappy week last week.

I’m back now though and determined to do a bit of blog hopping this week to catch up on what everyone has been up to.

Anyway, what have I been reading?

What I Read Last Week



As part of Lauren’s Halloween Read-A-Thon, I read and reviewed horror classic I Am Legend. Whilst it was quite different to the Will Smith film adaptation, I thought the book was actually better overall. Check out my review here!

I Am Legend: 5_star_rating_system_4_and_a_half_stars

What I’m Currently Reading



I’m still reading my second and final book for the Halloween Read-A-Thon, Dawn Kurtagich’s YA psychological horror The Dead House. It’s been a week since I started it and I’m plodding on, partly because I was ill and didn’t read for three days, and partly because I’ve been a little underwhelmed.

To put it simply, it’s just not scary enough and I think the plot is currently a little all over the place. I have about a quarter of the book left to go so I’ll have to see how it all wraps up. It’s certainly not a bad book, but there’s definitely room for improvement.

Up Next

e96ffa3fdf0fc97d549e53bdf634c3acI had actually been planning on reading V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic but I’m putting that on hold as I remembered I still have an ARC of Gilded Cage to read. I grabbed a physical copy at YALC this year and I was so excited.

The e-book is due for release this December and the paperback in January so I better get round to reading and reviewing to help you guys decide on whether you want to give it a go! I’ve heard great things from other ARC reviewers so far so I have high hopes for this book.


Have you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them? Or do you want to read them? And how has everyone’s week been? I’ve missed the book blogging community!




It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #1


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted at The Book Date where bloggers look at what they’re currently reading and what’s up next in their TBR!

I decided to find a Monday meme I can get into and this one looks the most interesting and seems a great way to discover new books.

So, anyway, what am I reading?

What I Read Last Week

Technically I read Radio Silence the week before but hey, I’m including it anyway.

Whilst Radio Silence was a bit hit and miss for me, Nevernight was amazing. Check out my reviews for them here:

Radio Silence5_star_rating_system_3_stars


What I’m Currently Reading


At the moment I’m about halfway through Six of Crows and I’m reeeeally enjoying it. It definitely lives up to its hype!

Also, there are some pretty big similarities between Kaz Brekker and Tommy Shelby from Peaky Blinders. Whenever Kaz talks I’m having trouble not reading it in a Brummy accent. I mean, Kaz is a ruthless gangster but very good with words like Tommy, wears a sharp suit like Tommy, and even has dark hair shaved at the sides just like Tommy, and all the Peaky Blinders to boot. If Leigh Bardugo wasn’t watching Peaky Blinders when writing Six of Crows then these are some really uncanny similarities. However, it’s not a problem, because I love Peaky Blinders and these similarities make me enjoy Six of Crows even more.

Up Next

I’m taking part in the Halloween Read-A-Thon so my next books are horror classic I Am Legend and YA psychological horror The Dead House. For more details on the Read-A-Thon check out my post here.

After that, I’m thinking of reading A Darker Shade of Magic. I’ve seen a lot of love for this series and V.E. Schwab so I think it’s finally time I start it.


Have you read any of these books? What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments below!