The reading lists are finally back! Naturally, I failed to fulfil my reading resolutions in January and February but at least I had a good excuse. Now let’s see how this month will turn out.
1 book for the Lieblingsbücher-Challenge [Favourites-Challenge]
Das Schwert in der Stille (Der Clan der Otori, #1) by Lian Hearn
[OT: Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, #1)]
I have read this one at least twice and absolutely loved it! It’s historical fantasy set in Japan and I love both the world and the characters. Since I’ve only ever read the first two novels, I want to marathon the whole series this month.
2 series sequels
1. Der Glanz des Mondes (Der Clan der Otori, #3) by Lian Hearn
[OT: Brilliance of the Moon (Tales of the Otori, #3)]
2. Der Ruf des Reihers (Der Clan der Otori, #4) by Lian Hearn
[OT: The Harsh Cry of the Heron (Tales of the Otori, #4)]
I’m really thrilled about finally tackling the series and cannot wait to read Brilliance of the Moon. However, I heard that the fourth one’s pretty bad and ruined the original trilogy. I’m going to read it anyway since I own the book, but that’s not the best premise.
1 book from my random reading list
Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
I got an ARC at the Frankfurt Bookfair and since it’s coming out this month, I should probably read it asap.
2 books from my 2013 purchases
1. The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1) by Samantha Shannon
2. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
I basically wanted to read both of them for the last couple of months but never had the time. Can’t wait to get to them now! I heard only good things about them.
2 or 3 books I just want to read
1. Der Pfad im Schnee (Der Clan der Otori, #2) by Lian Hearn
[OT: Grass for His Pillow (Tales of the Otori, #2)]
2. Die Weite des Himmels (Der Clan der Otori, #0) by Lian Hearn
[OT: Heaven’s Net Is Wide (Tales of the Otori, #0)]
I cannot possibly skip these two when marathoning the series. The first one is a reread, the second one a first read, but I’m going to read the series in publication order so it will be the last one.
Well, this is the ‘official’ list, but I’m so going to mess it up since I’m also planning on reading Panic by Lauren Oliver for a read along on Goodreads and Phantasmen by Kai Meyer, which comes out at the end of March. And then there’s The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski and The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett, which are both already on their way … Too many books, too little time!