Hello, everyone! Happy Monday!
February is here (seriously, 2018 is going so fast it’s making my head spin) and I’ve been struggling with choosing my next read. Lucky for me, I saw this tag in my notebook that I haven’t done yet. I really don’t remember who tagged me to do this Try a Chapter Tag, I’m sorry!!! But anyway, I thought it would be a great way to help me decide what to read next!
Here are the rules:
- Choose 5+ books you’ve been meaning to read.
- Read up to the first chapter, prologue included.
- Decide if you’ll complete it or set it aside.
I decided to choose one book from several different genres/categories so I’ll have more to choose from. My categories/genres are fantasy, sci-fi, sequels, non-fiction, and the first book of a series I’ve had for over 5 years (in other words, an old book).
*clicking on the book cover will take you to the Goodreads page.
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
For my fantasy category, I chose Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. I was really interested in this series when I saw it at the bookstore, and I bought it without actually knowing what it’s about. The prologue was interesting, it definitely piqued my curiosity, but the first chapter is somewhat lackluster? It wasn’t as interesting as I hoped it would be. I’m still going to read it sometime, but maybe not this month.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
I wasn’t sure how long the first chapter of this book is, so I read it until the format changed because I figured that was the way to go. I can definitely say this is the most unique book I have ever read. Because of that, I feel like if I were to read this book, it would need my undivided attention so I can actually keep up with what’s happening.
Golden Son by Pierce Brown
I chose Golden Son as the sequel that I want to read for this tag. The first chapter was very short, only 5 pages long, and I can tell it will be as action packed as Red Rising. But from this first chapter, I also realized that while I do remember the main plot of the first book, there are many things that I’ve forgotten. I think I might need to read more to get used to the lingo and the universe in general.
The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haenim Sunim
This book falls into the non-fiction category. I can already tell I’m going to love this book. It’s a very easy read, I can probably finish this book very quickly. But like the author said, I should read this book a little at a time so I can savor the words and really think about them. I think this book can definitely put things into perspective and help me de-stress 😀
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I don’t know why I ignored this book for so long… From the prologue and the first chapter, all I can say is color me intrigued. I really love the Russian influences in the book because I really don’t know much about this culture, so I’m definitely interested in reading this book. Plus, a lot of people seem to like it so I’ll consider that as a good sign?
So after reading 5 first chapters, I have decided that I’m going to continue reading The Things You Can Only See When You Slow Down, Shadow and Bone and maybe Golden Son. And as a bonus, I was just told by my boss at work that he wants to start a book club and our first book is How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
What do you think? Have you read any of these books? Should I reconsider my options?
I’m not tagging anyone to do this tag, but if you do, tell me in the comments! I’d love to see the 5 books you chose 🙂