While I realize we are already halfway through February by the time I have finished writing this post, I have been in a bit of a reading slump between juggling my part-time job and handling my study abroad application. I still want to set myself some goals for February however and thought I would update on what books I realistically plan on reading for the remaining two weeks.
A Court of Thorns and Roses(A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas This one has been on my to-read list for quite some time now and with one of my friends generously offering me to borrow her copy of the first book in this series I am hoping to find out this really is as good as everyone says it is. I am thinking this might be a bit like Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen, but I might be completely off. I honestly do not know what to expect from this one but hey, i’m sure there’s a reason why this book keeps getting recommended to me all the time.
East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity by Philippe Sands From the fantasy genre straight to genocide and crimes against humanity. I have always been fascinated by the second world war but also law and the role the second world war has played in establishing international law with the Nuremberg trial. This story combines an exploration of how the crimes against humanity sentence came to be with the detective like story surrounding what happened in the Ukrainian town of Lviv. If you are a history junkie like me, interested in international law and up to read a non-fiction book I think this might be a good fit for you.
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare —I have read all the books from the original mortal instruments series and I have completely fallen in love with Magnus Bane as a character. This book particularly explores a bit more of the life of the wonderful gay warlock Magnus Bane and has been said to give Magnus’ perspective on the happenings surrounding the shadow hunter world. Due to Magnus’ longevity we have not heard about his life before Jace, Clary and Alec came into play so I am excited to read about his adventures that do not center around them. Even though I have had this book for quite a while I never really got around to reading it. It has quite a lot of pages but I am hoping to at least get half-way by the end of this month.