As a lot of you may know, I am a massive book nerd. Every shelf in my room is filled with books, and I can sometimes read a whole book in one day if it’s really good.
And to express my love of imaginary worlds and creative writing, I am going to start making reading lists for each month. And I’ll keep you all updated with what I’m reading and my progress with a book at the end of each of my posts. And a bonus, if you think you’d like one of the books I’m reading, you can read along with me and tell me what you thought in the comments! It’ll be like our own little book club. At the end of each month I’ll make a post talking about all the books I loved and read during the month, to give you guys a little review and for us all to talk about the books we read.
Because I’m starting with the February list half way through the month, I’ll extend it to March as well. So this will be my February and March reading list.
- Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas
There are truths you can only tell a stranger, and this friendship is the strangest.
Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet, because if they ever did, one of them would certainly die. As recluses from society, they develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline.
But when Moritz reveals the key to their shared, disturbing past, their friendship faces a test neither one of them expected.
This is a story of impossible friendship and hope from a brilliant new writer.
- A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray
A thousand lives. A thousand possibilities. One fate.
Marguerite Caine grew up surrounded by cutting edge scientific theories thanks to her brilliant physicist parents. Yet nothing is more astounding than her mother’s latest invention, a device called the Firebird that allows people to leap into alternate dimensions.
When Marguerite’s father is murdered, all the evidence points to one person – Paul, her parents’ enigmatic star student. Before the law can touch him, Paul slips into another dimension, having committed what seems like the perfect crime. But he didn’t count on Marguerie.
With the help of another physics student, Theo, Marguerite chases Paul through various dimensions. In each new world Marguerite leaps into, she meets another version of Paul that has her doubting his guilt and questioning her heart. Soon, she is swept into an epic love affair as dangerous as it is irresistible.
- Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents’ invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered across multiple dimensions.
Marguerite has no choice but to search for each splinter of Paul’s soul. The hunt sends her racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each world brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with each trial she faces, she begins to question the destiny she thought they shared.
The second book in the Firebird trilogy, Ten Thousand Skies Above You features Claudia Gray’s lush, romantic language and smart, exciting action, and will have readers clamoring for the next book.
- Lying About Last Summer by Sue Wallman
Last summer Skye’s sister died in a tragic accident. Now she’s looking for an escape from reality. Her parents think that a holiday camp for bereaved teens might help her move on.
At first camp doesn’t seem so bad. But when Skye starts receiving texts from someone claiming to be her head sister, she fears the past is about to surface.
- The Luna Chronicles: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.
Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived.
But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.
- The Luna Chronicles: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.
- The Luna Chronicles: Cress by Marissa Meyer
In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
- The Luna Chronicles: Winter by Marissa Meyer
Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long. Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.
I think that should keep me set for the next month and a half. If I somehow breeze through all these books before the end of March, I’ll be sure to let you know what I’m adding to the list.
At the moment I’m already three quarters of the way through Because You’ll Never Meet Me so if you’d like to read that along with me, then get started because I’m almost done and holy shit it’s getting good. I’m at the bit where the plot twist starts and I’m gripping my seat with every page.
So yeah I hope you guys like this idea and join me in reading all these wonderful books.
Happy reading everyone!
Reading: Because You’ll Never Meet Me
Thoughts: OH MY GOD WHAT IS HAPPENING HELP