Friday, April 8, 2016

Friday Reads [#12] + April TBR

It's been months since I've done one of these sorts of posts - and Friday Reads used to be some of my favorites, just because of the casualness of the blog post. So, because I've still got an hour until Midnight, I decided to chat about some of the books I'm currently reading or will read soon.


The Brothers K by David James Duncan; I'm reading this one for English class, and it is quite a long one as well! I'm about a hundred pages behind where I'm supposed to be, which is a problem, but I just find myself not wanting to pick it up. It's not bad, but it's also not engaging me at all.

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott; This is the book that I'm currently reading, and it's a re-read from when I was younger (about middle school or Elementary level) when I absolutely loved this series. I still am really liking it but I'm noticing slightly more problems in some things than I used to. A lot of them are just nitpicky and overall I know I will continue to really like this series. It's very unique and unlike anything else I've ever read.

If I manage to somehow catch up on The Brothers K, and finish up the Alchemyst (I'm almost done, I might even finish it tomorrow morning!)  then I will pick up...

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman; which deals with mental illness, specifically Schizophrenia. I haven't read many books about mental illness, but I want to since it's something I deal with in my everyday life. I've heard some mixed things about this book, but it's fairly short and I think it will deliver a powerful message. I hope I'll enjoy it!

The Magician by Michael Scott; The second book in the six-book Alchemyst series (which is actually entitled 'the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel' but that one is a mouthful, so I prefer the more succinct name). I can't remember much of what happens in each individual book, only the series as a whole, so whatever happens will probably still be a surprise.

And later this month, if I have the time, I want to read:

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson; I haven't ever read a Morgan Matson book, but this one has been on my list for a long time. It just seems so emotional and heartbreaking, but also relatable. This is also the 'Booksplosion' book of the month, which I enjoy joining into sometimes. I don't often read realistic fiction, but the change in weather has also changed my mood.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling; My library finally got this back in (I know, what kind of Harry Potter fan doesn't even own the series? I own the first and the fourth books, so I'm getting there!). This fifth book was one of my favorites, and so it deserves a re-read for sure. Maybe for Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon?

Beyond that, I don't have many books planned out to read! I just got back home from an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D marathon with my friend, so that may continue throughout this weekend. I don't really have anything else going on though, so it will hopefully be a relaxing weekend to catch up on some reading, and homework, as well as a bit of writing for Camp NaNoWriMo.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoys the introduction of Spring, if you're in the same hemisphere as I am! (Or enjoy Autumn, which is my favorite, if you happen to live on the other side of the world.)


  1. I tried the Alchemyst way back but I didn't have much luck with it. I wish I'd discovered it when I was younger though, I know I would have enjoyed it! Order of the Phoenix is one of my favorites too!! I hope you enjoy your reread :D I am WAY overdue for a series reread myself. Hoping to do so this Summer!! Thanks for sharing Emma and happy Spring to you too (Autumn is also my favorite ♥)

    1. Aw, sorry you didn't like the Alchemyst much! But yes Order of the Phoenix is probably in my Top 3 Harry Potter books (though it's so hard to choose). I hope you enjoy your reread when you do get to it! :D


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