I realised, when making the last post about this, that choosing five books was simply too few, so here are another five books to add to that list! (For the other post, click here). 5. The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence The first book in this series is called Prince of Thorns. This series screams
Month: April 2018
I believe it was Ernest Hemingway who said something along the lines of, “The first draft of everything is shit.” He’s not wrong. Writing a first draft is getting everything out on the page. Don’t concern yourself too much with character development or the amount of dialogue/action/description you have compared to one another. Just get
I have read four books this month. Pretty good going considering I feel like I am constantly working, but I have a new routine which allows for about one book a week. Anyway, here is the list of books I read this month: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig – Read the Review
5. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from
After fleeing Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Lights. Home for Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Perenelle is still locked up back in Alcatraz and Paris is teeming with enemies. Niccolo Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, is working for Dee. He’s after them,
Cutting this list down to the Top 5 was difficult but I think I managed! If you have any suggestions as to which books you think should be on this list and why, let me know down in the comments! 5. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson In
Although small and seemingly helpless, the Foundation had managed to survive against the greed of its neighboring warlords. But could it stand against the mighty power of the Empire, who had created a mutant man with the strength of a dozen battlefleets…? (Goodreads) My Review My Rating: 5/5 Most of my rating for this
In this list, I will be talking about the Top 5 Epic Fantasy Books that I need to read! There are so many brilliant epic fantasy series out there but I didn’t know where to start, so I compiled this list. 5. Lightbringer by Brent Weeks The first book in the series is The Black
Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on 28 September 1330. Nearly seven hundred years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty and Nicholas Flamel lives. The secret
Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, “The longest and most charming love letter in literature,” playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf’s close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West. Spanning three centuries of boisterous, fantastic adventure, the novel opens as Orlando, a young nobleman in Elizabeth’s England, awaits a visit from the Queen and traces
Isserley spends most of her time driving. But why is she so interested in picking up hitchhikers? And why are they always male, well-built and alone? (Goodreads) Buy the book here My Review My Rating: 5/5 This is one of those books where the less you know going in, the more you will get out.
Here are my Top 5 Historical Fiction books. Let me know in the comments if you agree or what you would add. 5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel–a young German girl whose book-stealing and storytelling talents help sustain
If you are a fantasy writer, you have definitely come across the hurdle of making a map for your new world. The thing is, you don’t have to spend much time on it to get what you need. Most fantasy writers use their map to plot the sequence of events – the journey – that
Before recently, I had never really read much sci-fi, and by sci-fi I mean Hard Science-Fiction. After reading Foundation by Isaac Asimov (See my review here), I picked up a few more books in the same genre. So, here are the Top 5 Sci-Fi Books That I Need to Read: 5. The Dispossessed by Ursula K.
There are so many independently published authors out there. I have followed/been followed by a few on Twitter over the years and I’ve always looked at their websites, scouring through descriptions and reviews of their books. Today, I had a thought… Why haven’t I read any of them yet? I mean, there have been a