5/30: My Top Reads This Year!

It has been so long book friends!acs_0043

This year has passed by in a blur, it is amazing how quickly time flies when you are busy every hour of the day. But, with that said, I have wrapped up my studying for the GRE, I have submitted my application for graduate school, I have cried all the tears, and now there is nothing to do but wait for a decision.

So, to distract myself from the angst of waiting, I thought I would jump right back into book blogging and share with you all my top 5 reads from 2018 (thus far)! I am reading much slower this year than previous years, but despite everything being only 3 books behind on my Goodreads challenge; I’ll call that a win!

Without further rambling, here is my list of my top five books so far this year! I expect that it will change by the end of December though, there are still a few books that I am very, VERY much looking forward to!

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Iron Gold: Bloodydamn Brilliant

iron gold-3From the day that it was announced, to the day I had it in my hands, Iron Gold built up its own hype in my mind with little to no outside influence.  I was excited because obviously I loved the Red Rising trilogy, and returning to see some of my favorite characters was sure to be an adventure.  But also more than a little nervous because, well, have you read the Red Rising books?!  Pierce Brown has no issues with bringing unmentionable pain, or killing off his characters, beloved or not, and the odds of my favorites surviving another three books seemed slim to none.

Warning before picking up Iron Gold:  If you liked the ending of Morning Star, or if you would prefer a happy ending for your favorite characters, than it is probably best that you pretend that Iron Gold doesn’t exist.  Because some people will undoubtedly be uncomfortable with the way Pierce Brown makes them feel in this 600+ page monstrosity.  Pandora’s box has been opened, all hell has been unleashed, and picking up Iron Gold is most certainly a commitment to emotional pain.  Isn’t reading fun?

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