“Treat” Yourself To A Book

We are headed into prime reading weather; cool days and longer nights.  Time to curl up with a blanket, a warm drink, a snack, and of course a book.  Whether you will be reading by firelight, kindle-light, or candlelight, choose an old favorite or something entirely new. Since it’s always nice to have some book suggestions I thought I would share what books I am planning on reading this month.  Maybe you will enjoy them too.

This first one, I am very excited about.  The title is intriguing and unique and the cover is simply gorgeous.  If you like folk tales, especially dark ones, you are sure to like Vassa in the Night.  The premise of the story comes from Slavic folklore about a witch named Baba Yaga and a young beautiful girl named Vasilia.  Vasilia is sent on a task by her stepmother to  Baba Yaga’s hut in the woods.  The stepmother hopes that Vasilia will be eaten by the notorious witch, but because Vasilia carries the blessings of her mother she returns to her stepmother’s house unharmed.  Who doesn’t love a good folk tale with a modern twist?  It really sounds like so much fun.

Here is a short excerpt taken from Amazon:

In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now―but not Vassa’s working-class neighborhood.

In Vassa’s neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling out again could become an issue. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters―and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa’s stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission.

But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. With Erg’s help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch’s curse and free her Brooklyn neighborhood. But Babs won’t be playing fair….

So this one; Empire of Storms, has been sitting on my bookshelf, begging for me to open it.  I have tried to stay away because once it’s read, then the waiting begins for a whole year for the next one.  This series has been phenomenal and I have had the best time reading it with my daughter.  She is currently reading it, and simply dying because she wants to talk to me about it.  What better way to bond with your kid than talking about something that you love together?  I can’t wait until I start and she comes in the room and looks over my shoulder just to see what page I am on.  And then, the squeals from her when she says; “Oh my gosh Mom, you are almost to my favorite part!”  This is really the book that I should be reading first.

Speaking of first reads, if you have yet to read any of Sarah J. Maas’s books, I highly recommend all of them.  Throne of Glass starts the first in this series and then A Court of Thorns and Roses is another one that is amazing too. You will not get anything done once you start.  Consider yourself warned!

Here is a short excerpt taken from Amazon:

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t.

With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

img_0028This week I read my first book by Nalini Singh called; Rock Addiction.  It had all the components for a really good smutty book.  Really hot tattooed rock god with a large…guitar. A somewhat broken girl and lots of crazy hot sex.  I don’t always love when the couple in the book jumps right into bed from the beginning, but it works here.  They maintain their connection and sensuality throughout the entire book.  That is not easy to do.

Now I am certain that I have to read all four in the series.  Here is the next one called; Rock Hard. Yep, this is happening very soon.

Quick excerpt from Amazon:

Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and he’ll go after it no-holds-barred.

And what he wants is Charlotte Bird.

Charlotte knows she’s a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. But the new CEO—a brilliant, broad-shouldered T-Rex of a man who growls and storms through the office, leaving carnage in his wake—clearly has other plans. Plans that may be equal parts business and bedroom.

If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.

I have to say that I am having the best time writing on this blog.  I get to recommend books to people everyday at the librarian, but this is every bit as fun.  Thanks to anyone who reads this, because I really love doing it!




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