As you may know, I have been swamped with work and wedding planning for the past few months so the number of blog posts I’ve published has plummeted dramatically. Because of this, I missed the fun ‘top x books I want to read in the second half of 2018!’ posts that everyone did back at the end of June. So I’m going to make up for lost time and post the same list, just in August. Not quite halfway through the year, but better late than never.
My to-read list is longer than ever and the more I read other book blogger’s amazing reviews the more bloated it gets. So for the sake of not making a list of 80 books I want to read in the next 5 months I’m going to make a quick and easy Top 6. This isn’t going to include the 5 or 6 books I’m in the middle of reading, even though for my own sanity it should. Can I borrow Hermione’s Time Turner so I can fit in enough time for reading (and sleeping)?
1. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (2018)
This is one of two books on my list that I don’t own yet and I’m reeeally hoping to change that soon. The only reason I initially heard of The Poppy War was because of a small Twitter war that I observed from afar around the time the book was released. No publicity is bad publicity, right? Regardless of the dispute’s outcome, I’m glad I looked into the book that everyone was talking about because an epic China-based fantasy with a strong female protagonist sounds like a breath of fresh air and I can’t wait to devour it.