When was the last time I posted a reading blog post? I genuinely have no idea. This reading post probably won’t be all that but I did mange to read 3 books which is something. I have some exciting reading plans coming next month so definitely look out for that! for now read on to see the books I picked up by my comfort authors.
Books Picked Up
Sunday – May 23
Progress: Started reading The Darkest Part of the Forest until 25%
I felt nostalgic for Holly Black’s writing today. I was in a cozy mood and despite how creepy and weird her books can be, that’s what I was in the mood for. So I decided to pick up The Darkest Part of the Forest since it’s one of the ones I haven’t read yet. So far it’s a classic Holly Black book, and I love it!
Monday – May 24
Progress: Continued reading The Darkest Part of the Forest until 58%
This book feels a little slow going, more than usual with her books (Could be just my imagination) but the story is still pretty good. I love faerie stories especially when it they’re written by Holly Black. She always keeps them twisted and magical at the same time.
Tuesday – May 25
Progress: Finished reading The Darkest Part of the Forest + Started and finished The Mortal Instruments Volume 1 + Started The Iron Trial until 20%
Finished The Darkest Part of the Forest! So many great twists and a really great read. Made even more nostalgic for Holly Blacks writing 😫 I’ve noticed how I keep going back to authors that I used to love or whose books got me into reading. I picked up The Iron Trial which is written by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (both obvious favourites of mine). So far it’s pretty good. I wish things were a little more exciting at this point but I have hope that it will get better the more I read.
I also read the first volume of The Mortal Instruments graphic novel and oh my goodness! I’m so deep in my feels right now 😭 Like 16 year old me is living right here. This volume isn’t the entire first book so it didn’t explore a lot of things yet but my bias self just had to give it 5 stars. It made me feel so wonderful and all warm and fuzzy. Hoping to pick up the next volume soon too 😍
Wednesday – May 26
Progress: Started and finished The Mortal Instruments Volume 2 + Started reading Furthermore 18%
Couldn’t stop myself today, I started the second The Mortal Instruments graphic novel and you guessed it, I loved it. It has me thinking of rereading the series again. I’m a little afraid since it has been around 9 years since I first read it. I don’t know if I’d fall in love with it the same way again but we shall see. I also started Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi. The book is….strange to say the least. Very whimsical but I can’t say what this book is about for sure to be honest.
Thursday – May 27
Progress: Continued Furthermore until 27%
I feel like I’ve lost interest in my reads all of a sudden? Furthermore is middle grade and I usually read those pretty quickly, but I feel like I’ve been reading this one forever. Like I might give it a break for a while and come back to it later. Or maybe assign a couple of chapters each day instead of pushing myself through it. The book is weird and sort of interesting but it isn’t keeping my focus 100%.
- The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- The Mortal Instruments Volume 1 by Cassandra Clare & Cassandra Jean – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- The Mortal Instruments Volume 2 by Cassandra Clare & Cassandra Jean – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
What did you read last week?