I was beyond excited to hear about a book set in a world where time, or rather that time people have left of their life is used as a currency. It’s such a unique concept, I couldn’t wait to read it once it was published on the 2nd of January 2018. So, as you can imagine, I was over the moon when it appeared in my December 2017 Fairyloot Box which arrived about 3 weeks before the publication date.
Last year I read 67 books, and it was the first year that I tracked my reading with Goodreads. You can see the full list of books I read and rated here. I hope to Goodreads to track my reading again this year. I also want to make sure that I include reviews of the book I have read on there, as I find the review on there are really helpful to me. I am not however going to increase my reading goal for this year. My 2018 reading goals are 24 books, which is what my target was for 2017.
I have had so much fun reading in 2017, I have discovered some amazing new authors and read some of my now favourite books. I read a total of 67 books throughout 2017. I set myself a challenge of 24 books but I just found so many books that I wanted to read I couldn’t stop!
I was so intrigued when I heard about a book that was a mix of high fantasy and steampunk. I love fantasy and I have been curious about steampunk for a while but I have never quite got round to reading a steampunk novel. Because of it’s mix of genre’s The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova seemed to be the perfect book to introduce me, gently, to a genre I really wanted to jump in to. I was not disappointed! I definitely made the right choice to read The Alchemists of Loom, in fact after reading it I went out and bought all of the other books by Elise Kova that I could find!
I am always looking for new books and I love discovering new authors both for books I read for myself and books I read to my daughter. And last month I discovered a wonderful new way to access children’s books, via the Bookabees Subscription Box.