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A book list for May and June: Fantasy, Magic and Dragons!

2016Kim Brush2 Comments

Too many books too little time. 

Need a series to get into?  Love fantasy, dragons and magic?  This list is for you! - DaytoDayAdventures.com

I don’t know who first said that but it is totally accurate!  I love to read but never have enough time.  

On Saturday I read a whole book in one day.  That hasn’t happened in a really long time!  It was raining and it seemed like the perfect thing to do.  Sometimes our bodies just need time to rest and recuperate from everyday living.

Normally my reading is confined to waiting rooms and the 30 minutes before bedtime and that just isn’t enough to satisfy my desire for reading!  

It has been a long 2 months of outside work and summer fun so I haven’t had time to do a “what I’ve read lately” post. 

I’m sad to say that my non fiction book challenge  for 2016 has hit a dry spell.  When I have time to read I want to escape not take notes on what I’m reading.  So July’s goal is to make progress on the 2-3 nonfiction books I have started.  I hope to read 15 minutes a day.  Just finishing one non fiction book would be amazing!!!  Two?  Probably a miracle. 

Don't miss the Previous 2016 book posts--click graphic to go to post and see book lists

Reading list from May and June!

I’m not going to list them in order of reading like I usually do.  As I looked back at what I've read for the last two months I can see some themes developing!

Book of the Month

Book Series are the BEST!

I've LOVED reading series from the time I started reading the Boxcar Children when I was a preteen!  There is nothing better than the anticipation of waiting for the next book in a series.  I love when a great story can go on and on--it is the best kind of treat!

Amy Ewing's series is like nothing I've read before.  In a world where every young girl is tested for suitability to become a surrogate for the royalty who cannot bear children, Violet yearns for freedom.  She is sold and kept captive until her friends dare to help her attempt a daring escape.  In freedom, she learns that her abilities are far larger and important than many know.  I’m impatiently waiting for The Black Key(October 2016)

 
Need a series to get into?  Love fantasy, dragons and magic?  This list is for you! - DaytoDayAdventures.com
Need a series to get into?  Love fantasy, dragons and magic?  This list is for you! - DaytoDayAdventures.com
Need a series to get into?  Love fantasy, dragons and magic?  This list is for you! - DaytoDayAdventures.com
 

My daughter got me into the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas.  Warning: There is a fair bit of language and mature subject material.  This is another series that drew me in and I just couldn't wait to read the next one! 

Celaena, a girl who seems to be beaten and broken, journeys to grow into who she really is behind her assassin's mask.  The men and women in her life teach her and stretch her each step of the way.  Strong characters, plot twists(that I didn't see coming), sweeping action and realistic friends who become more like a family who will do anything to save one another are all mixed with fairies, immortals and magic--these books are definitely some of my 2016 favorites.  I’m waiting eagerly for Empire of Storms(September 2016)

 
Need a series to get into?  Love fantasy, dragons and magic?  This list is for you! - DaytoDayAdventures.com
 
Need a series to get into?  Love fantasy, dragons and magic?  This list is for you! - DaytoDayAdventures.com
 
 
Need a series to get into?  Love fantasy, dragons and magic?  This list is for you! - DaytoDayAdventures.com
 
Need a series to get into?  Love fantasy, dragons and magic?  This list is for you! - DaytoDayAdventures.com
 

More books with Magic

I freely admit that fantasy is one of my favorite genres.  And if you throw in a dragon or two then I’m super happy!  But it seemed odd that almost every book I "picked up"(can you pick up a digital book?) in the past two months has involved some form magic or humans having unusual abilities. No descriptions on the rest of these because this post is LONG already but I really enjoyed each of these!

Need a series to get into?  Love fantasy, dragons and magic?  This list is for you! - DaytoDayAdventures.com
Need a series to get into?  Love fantasy, dragons and magic?  This list is for you! - DaytoDayAdventures.com
Need a series to get into?  Love fantasy, dragons and magic?  This list is for you! - DaytoDayAdventures.com
Need a series to get into?  Love fantasy, dragons and magic?  This list is for you! - DaytoDayAdventures.com

Young Adult

Need a series to get into?  Love fantasy, dragons and magic?  This list is for you! - DaytoDayAdventures.com

Tell me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

This was the book that I read in one day.  It is a lighter easier read so it wasn’t hard to zip through really quickly. 

Much of the book is built around text messages between characters which is super funny and entertaining.  I love the snarkiness of the main female character!  Be warned:  there is a fair bit of language and some portrayal of the physical side of romance.

 

Need a series to get into?  Love fantasy, dragons and magic?  This list is for you! - DaytoDayAdventures.com

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

This is my guilty pleasure book. 

I could tell from the description that I would get sucked in to this book.  I probably would have finished it in a day but it wasn’t immediately ready at the library.  But the audio book was!  So I have been listening to it when I cook dinner or do dishes to help make the time go faster.  I’m loving it! 

Plus it is the first book in a series and I love a good series!

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Non Fiction

So my plan is to set a timer each day, grab a cold drink and spend 15 minutes on these wonderful challenging non fiction books.  I always learn so much if I can get into a non fiction book! I need that!

Need a series to get into?  Love fantasy, dragons and magic?  This list is for you! - DaytoDayAdventures.com

Living Forward by Michael Hyatt

I’ve owned this book for months. 

It has been recommended to me be and I WANT to read it but I just haven’t been able to do it. 

So I found out that my library had it on audio book so I’ve “read” about half of it and I need another road trip to finish it up!

 

Currently reading

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Fringe Hours by Jessica N. Turner

Yes I'm still reading this one. In my spare time--you know the fringe hours.  We all have that time but it is how we use it that is important.

Seriously good book--I’m just so non fiction challenged. 

 

 

What is on your list to read this month?  I would love to know!