This months #sixforsunday prompts are all about tackling that pesky tbr, I have to admit that I wasn’t feeling last months character related prompts but these are ones I can get on board with! When putting together this list I was immediately struck by the fact that these are all reads on my kindle, it’s definitely a case of out of sight, out of mind I think. The other big thing about reads on my kindle is that often they are impulse purchases because they were either free or 99p so I thought “why not?” and there they have sat ever since because they don’t have the same pull as a special edition hardback!
Paper Princess by Erin Watt
So look at that cover, it screams to me fantasy, but actually what you get is YA Contemporary Romance – urgh. This is a genre that usually isn’t for me at all sadly. It was very much a purchase made from a combination of recommendations and a 99p sale, I have to admit that I have read the first chapter, which was just long enough for me to realise fully what it was and then I put it down again, so why have I kept it? Well from time to time I do need to read a trashy romance and with it being YA it will escape the borderline erotica of adult romances – suddenly the mood will take me, just not in the last 3 years!
The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams
This was purchased when it was free to download from the publisher probably 2 years ago? I’ve heard so many good things about the series, my mum loves them but she read them from the library, and twitter is always a flutter – but I just don’t know if kindle is the right medium for me to read such a chonky book from. It’s one that I do want to get to so maybe I’ll take it on holiday with me!
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
Scythe was an amazing read, and I read it on kindle, I was so totally blown away by it – even thinking now about all the great plot twists i’m getting goosebumps. When I got a kindle gift card for my birthday 18 months ago it was one of the first i purchased but for some reason I just never even think about it, it’s like i’ve forgotten I have it until I do prompts such as these. Now I’ll promise myself I’ll read it next month but who knows, at least with The Toll now out I can maybe make a run on finishing the trilogy.
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
I downloaded this when I first saw the teaser trailer for the movie, I asked on my facebook blog page about it and it got a resounding thumbs up as a book, given that at that time I was all about the dystopia I downloaded it and again promptly forgot about it. The other issue for this book is that it was around the time that I started to resentful of dystopian fiction because I was feeling trapped by it due to my old blog name, then I saw the movie which was not good, and now I honestly don’t know if I’ll ever get to it.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Those that follow me regularly will know that one of my all time favourite series is the Lunar Chronicles, and I am pretty desperate to read more by the same author. Heartless is a standalone and is based on the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland but as an origin story. I’m always up for an emotional ruining at the hands of a book and I know that’s what I’m likely to get here, but it sadly came to me at a time where I honestly felt saturated with retellings and reimaginings. I’ve had a fairly decent break from them now though so who knows, I might finally get to this sooner rather than later.
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Bought with the trusty birthday kindle giftcard, I was drawn to this on a recommendation by a couple of readers and it’s won a lot of awards so it’s bound to be good right? I just can’t seem to find the motivation to read it though, I’m trying to move away from being so completely wrapped up in YA but I’m not sure if i’m in the mood for chin strokey sci-fi at the moment, however, it could be just the thing i need!
So I’m now curious, do you find that you tend to forget about books more on your kindle or does your tbr not discriminate so?