Braenduir Chronicles

An epic fantasy series that tells the tale of three men, a soldier, a warrior, and a knight, all of whom are forced to take a path they wouldn’t have chosen for themselves, all of whom make unusual choices when it comes to love.

MY READS 2022

 
I've never kept a record of books that I've read (I listed some I could easily remember on LibraryThing but it's just the peak of an iceberg there). One could easily build a house out of them, so I don't even try to list them on this site. However, I thought it would be nice to give you an insight into what a writer reads. On this page, you'll find the books I've read/am currently reading/listening in 2022 with star ratings and a few words of how I felt about them. I read ebooks as well as paper ones and also listen to a lot of audiobooks as my time for reading is rather limited nowadays.

CURRENTLY reading/listening
Hard cover
Hard cover

Finished reading/listening

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Rating: 1 out of 5.
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Audiobook
Audiobook
Audiobook
Audiobook
Audiobook
Loved, loved, loved this book! It's so whimsical and comforting. I smiled throughout the story. It's also read by the author, which is always a go-to for me.
I went through almost the whole spectrum of emotions listening this one. Almost. Had it made me cry besides all else (the disgust, vicarious embarrassment, hatred...) it would be in the five star pile. However, just like the first book of the trilogy, Deepwater King failed to affect me deeply enough to make me shed a tear.
All in all, a story that left me rather battered which, when it comes to books, is nothing but a good thing.
I found this book rather tedious. And I'm sick of Kvothe skittering after Denna like an enslaved puppy. Seriously, lad, ever heard of self-respect? Based on this, I won't be crying my eyes out even if the third book is never released. 
Again, proof that I shouldn't even try the books everyone else is raving about. Had I not picked this one up as an audiobook, you'd find it in the DNF pile. The plot is so predictable, it made me want to tear my hair out. 
A ton of characters appear within the first 10 percent of the book, and none of them feels relatable... Like you were wading through the Bible (also in my DNF pile, btw). The plot might be intriguing, but I need someone to relate to. Or at least, I'd like the characters' names to be simple enough to stick in my mind for a little longer than fifteen seconds.
Ebook
Ebook
Ebook
A lovely one-evening read that gripped me instantly  and held me a captive till the end. Would that there was more of it! It works brilliantly as it is, and my only complaint is that it ended too soon.
I have a bit too wild imagination to read horror, but this one wasn't too haunting.
A gripping story with a surprising end.
ACoTaR with dick trains. Not really my pint of mead.
Don't get me wrong, I've got nothing against dick trains, but everything against snitching someone else's storyline, tossing in a bunch of daemons and sex scenes that are every bit as arousing as reading medical reports.
Had I finished this, I would've given one star to Hadriel the Butler for giving me a couple of laughs.
Ebook
An amazing book! One of those books that give you the feeling of being inside the stories. You can feel the pine needles and cool soil between your toes, the nauseating fear and crushing sorrow in your guts.  A book after which it's difficult to find anything good enough to read next.
Paperback
This book stood on my shelf for ages. I was afraid to read it because the movie was so amazing that I 1) feared that the book might not meet up and 2) feared it would be even better and shove me into a slump with my own writing. I loved the book though I think it could've ended where the movie did. Nothing after Christmas added to the story. Still, five stars for the most agonizing love story I've read so far.
Paperback
I loved this book when I first read it 20 years ago, and today, I love it even more. Beautiful, sad, disturbing, thought-stirring story that haunts the reader a long time after the book is closed.