This will be my December to be read (TBR) list, in which all the books I am planning on reading during the month of December will be listed. I am counting on my two week break to get through the two fantasy novels. So what am I going to be reading?
In no particular order:
- A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
- Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
- Persuasion by Jane Austen
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner
What are these books about?
A Feast for Crows: This is the 4th book in the A Song of Fire and Ice series. The first three books were called A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, and A Storm of Swords. The series is about seven kingdoms which are constantly in conflict with each other. These books contain elements such as swords, royalty, magic, betrayal, deception, suspense, action, love, loyalty, and many more. The perspective for each chapter changes to a specific character, and each character is rotated throughout the novel. Each novel has a slightly different mix of characters that are used for their point of views. This series has also been made into an HBO series.
Gardens of the Moon: This is also a fantasy series, although I do not know much about it. This is book one in the series and the impression I have is that the book may contain battles, sorceresses, kingdoms at war, and very interesting sounding character names. I believe the context may be somewhat similar to the A Song of Fire and Ice series, but more specifics will be revealed after the review.
Northanger Abbey: Published after her death by her brother, this Jane Austen novel is short in length (284 pages) but full of tongue in cheek remarks. The protagonist, Catherine, sees the world through a naive, fantasy lens and the novel is about her journey into learning the true ways of the world. Once she is invited to stay at Northanger Abbey, her curiosity begins to take over as she tries to unfold the secrets of the home.
Persuasion: The protagonist, Anne, rejects Captain Wentworth through pressures of her family. Now that he has returned better than ever, he is unfortunately unavailable. What will it take for her to fall in love again, and what will her family think of the man she does fall in love with? Does Anne and Captain Wentworth have a second chance at love?
The Maze Runner: The Glade, a maze inhabited by children, is protagonist Thomas’s new found home after he is placed there without any knowledge of his past or his identity apart from his name. Once a month a new boy is placed in the maze, until the day after Thomas’ arrival reveals a girl has also been placed into the maze. What does this mean? Can Thomas escape the maze, or even remember who he really is?
Optional questions for readers:
- What is your favourite fantasy series?
- Are you a Jane Austen fan? If you haven’t read her but enjoy reading romance, who is your favourite author?
- Did you enjoy The Maze Runner?