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Brandon Sanderson
Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living a...

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Comment from [Reddit user] with 17 upvotes on /r/books/

Books Of Bloods Vol 1, by Clive Barker. Very disturbing stories. Big thumbs up. Highlight story was Pig Blood Blues.

Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson. Loved it. Bring on the sequel.

EDIT: As I read today's thread, there is only 28 posts in it and some ASSHOLE has gone through and downvoted every single post, and I'm pretty sure I noticed this happening last week. Big middle finger to this guy. I gave upvotes to balance it all out.

Comment from [Reddit user] with 8 upvotes on /r/books/

Finished Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson. Probably my favorite book by him. It's really great.

Will be finishing Morning Star, by Pierce Brown.

Started the audiobook of Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keys* and really loving that.

I'm also slowly reading through The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein. I'm not really liking it.

Comment from [Reddit user] with 5 upvotes on /r/books/

I'm a teen librarian who mostly reads YA for review purposes and for reader's advisory.


Somewhere Only We Know, by Maureen Goo - 4 Stars, cute rom-com type of book; reminds of Roman Holiday but in Hong Kong. Quite frankly, this feels more new adult than teen, as the guy is 18, lives on his own, has a job, and on his gap year and the girl is 17 but working full time as a K-Pop star and is basically treated like an adult.

Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson - 5 Stars, probably my favorite book I've read this year. It's got flight school and Doomslug, what more can I ask for in a book? It gave a lot of Ender's Game vibes but with more humor. I've actually never read Sanderson before but now I'm looking forward to reading all of his adult titles.

Romanov, by Nadine Brandes - 2 Stars, completely revises history and adds a pointless magic system that isn't explained until about 97% of the way through the book. It was just so meh and I couldn't move past how they made Nikolai the most humble, kind, generous, loving ruler in the history of ever and Rasputin into Nastya's personal hero. Gag me with spoon eye roll

Currently Reading:

We Hunt the Flame, by Hafsah Faizal - ARC I'm reading for review - I'm almost done (at about 85%) and I just feel meh about this. Too much purple prose, very dense, not as exciting as it thinks it is. It's not terrible and it doesn't make me angry, it just kind of bores me. I'll probably give it a 2.5-3 star.

Kingsbane, by Claire Legrand - ARC I'm reading for review - again, purple prose out the wazoo. I read the first book and thought one storyline was a 1 star and one was a 3 star. I was curious enough about what was going to happen, but now I just hate both characters and think the whole thing is just dumb. Also, the book opens with a character talking about period sex! Thanks, I hate it!(This is why we need new adult designations in publishing and libraries... this isn't teen in tone or content.)

A Gathering of Shadows, by V.E. Schwab - This is my audio book this week. About halfway through, really enjoying it, will probably be a 4-4.5.

Comment from [Reddit user] with 3 upvotes on /r/books/

I started and finished In Order to Live, by Yeonmi Park within the last 24 hours. I picked it up because it's the Book Club selection for the month, and once I started, I had a hard time putting it down.

I am hoping to start Born A Crime, by Trevor Noah this week and I am still reading Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson, The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkein, and Little Nothing, by Marisa Silver.

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Started and finished Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

This guy is literally too good, the book is amazing

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Recently completed Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson. Looking forward to get my nasty fingers on some mushr… next books in the series.

This week I've started Give and Take, by Adam Grant. It complements nicely with Never Eat Alone, by Keith Ferrazzi, which I getting back to after some time.

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Will be taking a break from Morning Star, by Pierce Brown and The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein

I'll be reading Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson and Circe, by Madeline Miller.

I had them on hold at the library and they came in sooner than expected, so I'm going to read them now since they have a long waiting list.

Comment from [Reddit user] with 3 upvotes on /r/books/

Guess i'm on a Sci Fi kick at the moment i just finished Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Loved it)

and Skyward by Brandon Sanderson (s'okay)

Also i started a re read of Frank Herbert's Dune (book is like a wisdom onion, it's got layers)

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Two weeks again - with the return of warmer weather my reading goes down as my yard work increases:


Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro - loved it, same as most of his other books. Don't know really what else to say that isn't a spoiler so I will leave it at that.

Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Tom Sweterlitsch - another winner by this author as well. I preferred The Gone World and it was better written but this was one hell of a debut novel. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next.

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson - first time I have read this author after seeing him recommended so much. It definitely seemed like a YA novel (which I don't read much of) but it was interesting, engaging and a nice quick read. I liked it enough that I have put a hold on Mistborn (and now I just have to wait 20 weeks to read it).


Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - about 30% in. Interesting concepts so far but I am not a huge fan of the writing. Plowing through it fairly quickly though.

Comment from [Reddit user] with 2 upvotes on /r/books/

Finished Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. It is now one of my favorite books. I loved every second of it. I like his other stuff a lot but for me, this was the best that I’ve read from him.

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Vengeful (Villains, #2) by V.E Schwab

Lethal White (Cormoran Strike, #4) by Robert Galbraith

The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond by Michio Kaku

Lies of the Beholder (Legion, #3) by Brandon Sanderson

Skyward (Skyward, #1) by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoning by John Grisham

Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4) by Martha Wells

Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer

Elevation by Stephen King

Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Kiran Desai

Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci

Shadow of The Fox (Shadow of the Fox, #1) by Julie Kagawa

Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth by Adam Frank

Comment from [Reddit user] with 1 upvotes on /r/books/

Started reading Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson. My first Sanderson book. I'm not very far in but so far it has piqued my interest!

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Almost done with Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. It is a highly addicting page turner, for sure. Sanderson is probably the only author who can still make enjoy reading YA at my old-man age. I love every character in it, and hopefully the ending doesn't do something horrible to them all.

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Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson

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Just finished Children of Ruin, by Adrian Tchaikovsky, really good book, ending felt a little rushed but I loved the beginning and the middle.

Starting Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson, only just found out it's a non-cosmere book so excited to see how he handles it.

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Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson

Finished it this afternoon and LOVED IT.

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Just finished Skyward (Skyward #1), by Brandon Sanderson.

Moving on to A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1), by V.E. Schwab