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It’s been a busy weekend here! We have family visiting and we’ve been out enjoying the lovely weather. Of course, that hasn’t left much time for reading. So now, as we wind down this Sunday, I’m stealing a little me-time to curl up with one of my current reads.
Keep reading to find out more about my Sunday read!
My Sunday Read Is…
The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
I’ve been loving this dark academia read the more and more I get into it. There are a lot of characters to follow and some I already deeply dislike, but I’m loving this high stakes story! I’ve found that, at the moment, I’m running into that issue I sometimes have with multiple POV books. I find a few of the POVs way more interesting than the others, so when I get to a chapter from a character I don’t really care about, my reading tends to slow down. Or I catch myself skimming cause I want to get to someone else’s POV, heh. Overall, though, I’m loving the vibe of this book and I’m excited to continue!
It’s time for my first 5 On My TBR of 2022. The theme this week is quite appropriate, too. We’re focusing on 2022 releases, which is a topic high on the bookish world’s mind. We’ve entered a new year and there are a lot of new, shiny books that are coming out. Even though I’m trying not to buy as many books this year, there are definitely at least five 2022 releases that I absolutely have to have! In fact, I have quite a few more, but I’m gonna whittle it down to five 😂
Let’s see which new release make the cut!
#1. Babel by R.F. Kuang
The full title of this alone makes me want to read this. I mean… who wouldn’t want to read something titled Babel: or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution? It’s so pretentious and I LOVE IIIIIITTTT. Besides, I am beyond hyped to see R.F. Kuang’s fantasy take on dark academia. This sounds incredible and I need it. Not want… need.
#2. The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna
After finally reading The Gilded Ones last year, I knew I was going to want this book as soon as it came out. If it is half as good as the first book, it’s gonna blow my socks off! Namina Forna’s writing is spectacular and I’m ready for her to transport me once again. Besides, I need to know the next step in Deka’s journey! It doesn’t hurt that the cover is just gorgeous 😍
In a further attempt to catch up on the various tags I’ve been meaning to do, today I bring you the Dark Academia book tag! Dark academia is a genre that has always captured my interest, though I only recently learned the term for it. I like dark stories already… set them in a college or other school setting and I’m instantly more interested! That being said, this tag sounded right up my alley.
Oof, this was a tough choice! I like a lot of darker books, but I don’t think a lot of them could count as “dark academia”. I ended up going with a recent favorite, Legendborn by Tracy Deonn. This might be a bit of a stretch, but it is dark and the background setting is at an university. So I’m gonna say it counts!
Also, I really just need everyone to pick up this spooky Arthurian legend remix and READ IT. Ugh, it’s so good!