As a consumer, I try to support local businesses when I can. There’s a book store about 10 minutes away from my apartment that serves local beer on tap along with black coffee. I’m planning on purchasing more of my books there versus Barnes & Noble, however, I had two Barnes & Noble gift cards to use up from the past holiday season. I made my purchases and I wanted to share what’s next on my reading list.
Prodigy by Marie Lu
This is the second book in the Legend trilogy. I wrote a book review of Legend a couple of blog posts ago where I raved about how much I liked the book. The main reason I had avoided reading this series for so long was because of the whole dystopian, young adult novel craze that hit bookstores. I needed a break from the constant book to movie adaptations we had been seeing. I’m only about fifty pages into Prodigy, but so far it’s been pretty fast paced.
My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi
I have been trying to get into reading more manga and watching anime, but I haven’t found a series that clicks with me. My Hero Academia is a top rated manga and anime series about a young boy who’s obsessed with super powers even though he isn’t powered himself. Eventually he gets into contact with a superhero which may help him become the hero he’s always wanted to be. I’m looking forward to diving into this.
Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
This book is a contemporary novel combining romance and comics together. Miriam’s grandfather created a successful comic series in the 1960’s, but sold it to his co-creator. Now, the series is worth millions and Miriam’s family is left with nothing of that legacy. The guy she falls in love with just so happens to be related to the co-creator who robbed Miriam’s grandfather of a successful comics career. Comics plus romance automatically makes this a must-read for me.
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
I must confess I have never read any book by either of these two authors. I know that’s a travesty, but this will be my first dip into both of these science fiction / fantasy authors. I’m also looking forward to the TV series with David Tennant & Michael Sheen. I want to have prior knowledge of the show which led me to purchasing the book.
Wildcard by Marie Lu
After I finish reading Prodigy, I will read this one next. Warcross was one of my favorite books I read last year and as a gamer, I connected with Emika Chen more than I ever have with any other character in books. I wish I was as skilled with technology as she is. I have read some book reviews saying Wildcard isn’t as good as Warcross which makes me slightly anxious. I will certainly write my own review once I finish Wildcard.
My latest book haul has made me excited for what I’m reading. Everything in this pile is something I’m excited to read which means I have been reading books at a faster rate than I have in the past. My goodreads goal is 40 books this year which seems attainable based on the books I’m reading. Let me know what books you recently purchased in the comments below.