I’ve missed the blogosphere so much these past few weeks!! Exams killed me this time around and I haven’t had a second to spare to talk with you guys. It’s been lonely without all you bookish folk. But now that they’re finally finished I wanted to find some time today to blog something. I hope I’m not too rusty.
I’ve barely been reading these past few months and I shamefully had to lower my Goodreads goal by ten books. Clearly, I think I need to get excited about books again.
So today, I’m going to talk about my biggest bookish buzz words that make me immediately desperate to read a book and maybe you guys could recommend some books that have these elements in them so I can reinstate my sense of bookishness?
Let the countdown begin!
5. Magical World
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a world that us mere mortals don’t know about and could never fully comprehend? There are endless possibilities and as a reader, your imagination can literally run wild. I love fantasy books as a general rule but magic is a whole new story.
4. Finding Yourself
Ahh, self-discovery stories are always the most heart-warming and satisfying. People coming to grips with their identity or discovering some new passion they had within themselves is a constant source of inspiration and comfort. I’m sold.
3. Assassination/Murder Attempt (Often gone wrong)
These books are literal crack. You’re flipping pages like there’s no tomorrow because you just have to KNOW! Good examples include The Wrath and the Dawn and The Book of Ivy. Oftentimes, they result in the main character falling in love with the person they’re meant to kill and it’s always damnably swoony.
I’m an absolute sucker for these types of books. Probably because the relationships between all the characters has to be so intricate and well thought out and dynamics can ebb and flow to no end. These types always keep you guessing and they rely so heavily on interpretation so they can get frustrating easily but they’re so good.
I think this one takes the cake. A lot of my favourite books involve humans who are born with or develop supernatural gifts. Shatter Me and Red Queen are good examples of this. They’re the source of endless fantasy for me, imagining what I would do in the character’s situation with his/her abilities. Plus the characters are usually super bad-ass and become so strong. I adore it.
So those are the words that get me fangirling for books. The stories I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of.
What are your buzz words? Do you have any recommendations based on my favourite buzz words? Let me know your thoughts!
Thank you so much for reading and I’ll talk to you in my next post!