Welcome to my second post on ‘Books I’ve read so far this year’. There were too many to pop into one post so I thought I’d split it into different ones. Even now, I’m adding books to the list from August onwards, but that post will be released in December for my end of year book wrap up!
As I said in my #1 of this post series, books are a safe place for my mind to rest and keep me company during times of need. So here is the second lot of books I’ve read this year January to mid-August. For those who prefer videos, I have filmed this as a mini series over on my book instagram.
The American Roommate experiment by Elena Armas – This book is a wonderful read and filled me with intrigue and spiciness! It’s a great storyline and inspired my inner writer, relating so much to the main character. I hadn’t read the book set before this at the time but I still loved the characters and story. Elena is a great writer and I’d definitely recommend her books to romance readers.
Five nights at Freddy’s Fazbear frights Graphic novel collection Vol. 1 by Scott Cawthon – This was the first of the FNAF novels that I’ve read and I loved it. I read all of the mini stories in one day and immediately wanted more. Some stories are better than others but all offer an interesting concept and set of characters.
Love theoretically by Ali Hazelwood – Another of Ali’s! I think I genuinely love her… Seriously though, this book is so different to her others, but remains similar in writing style and links in with the others briefly in the book. It moves away from the similar concept of the other works by Ali, which despite adoring her others, is a breathe of fresh air as I was worried that each book felt the same, just with different characters. This one is completely different and I love the storyline, the characters and the overall feel of it. It’s spicy, intriguing and certainly a wild ride that I thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end.
Lord Loss by Darren Shan – Since Darren Shan is a favourite author of Lewis’s (My other half), I thought I’d give some books a go. Shan is a huge horror author, so it screams Louna! I really enjoyed this book. It was a great storyline to set off a series, with unique ideas and concept. I enjoyed it so much I read some of the others in the series.
Demon Thief by Darren Shan – The second in the series and I really enjoyed it, again. It followed different characters from the first, but within the same universe, tie-ing the characters together. The story again was interesting and I really enjoyed Shan’s writing style. I’m not a big horror fantasy reader, so monsters and Demons aren’t usually something I typically like to delve into when reading fiction, however I really did enjoy Shans interpretation.
Slawter by Darren Shan – The third book in the series! I got to number three, can you believe it? I’ve never really been one for book series unless they’re comics or graphic novels, but I delve straight into this one and found myself hooked. The story is so close to what I’d imagine being a film. It would be a great, but gory film! It followed the characters from the first book again, so it was fun to revisit them and continue where the first book left us. I love these characters so it was like a warm, spooky hug and being welcomed back into the story. After I finished Slawter, I left the series there. I think three fantasy horror books were enough for me. But I’m sure I’ll pick them up again!
Five Nights at Freddy’s The Silver Eyes by Scott Cawthon & Co – This was the first graphic novel in the series and I was very lucky to get them for my birthday! I asked the birthday demon for them and they sure delivered. This graphic novel was a fun read. It’s spooky, fun and the story is interesting. I read it very quickly and swiftly moved onto the next one. I’ve always been a huge FNAF fan and watched all of the game play throughs, so when I saw they had GN’s I needed them. Here’s to the film coming out this year!
Thank you for reading this post. The next in my ‘books I’ve read so far in 2023’ will be released soon.