Hey guys! So, I’ve been kind of stuck these past few days. I’ve completely stopped reading, because nothing seems that interesting to me. I was reading Daughter of The Burning City, but it just wasn’t engaging enough. I might finish it at another point in time, but not right now. So I have no idea what to read, so I thought I should do the Try a Chapter Tag! Basically, the try a chapter tag is when you pick five books you want to read and you read the first chapter of each. The book with the first chapter that you like the most, you’ll read.
Well, I don’t have five books. I have six. I just couldn’t put any off my list, not even one. Now, time to read the first chapter!
1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
I own three Rainbow Rowell books, and this is the only I haven’t yet read. This seems like one of the YA contemporaries that everyone has read, and I want to as well. Okay, so the first chapter was quite good. It was just Park on the bus and seeing Eleanor for the first time, so there wasn’t a whole lot to read about. While reading this chapter, I found out that this book is in alternating POV’s so perhaps when I’ve finished reading the chapters of all the other books, I’ll come back to this one and read Eleanor’s first chapter. But it’s a good contender so far.
2. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
I’ve actually read this book, but I really want to read it again this year. I think the summertime is the perfect time to read a cute contemporary like this, but I have to see if I’m in the mood for it at the moment. I’ve just finished reading the first chapter, and this is really hard! It took me most of the first chapter to get back into the book, but by the end, I wanted to continue to the next chapter. Choosing the book I’m going to read is gonna be tough.
3. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
I got this book as a Christmas present last year, and I am so happy to own it. I’ve seen unbelievable hype surrounding this book (even talks of a movie!?), and I’m pretty excited to read it. I must be honest, the premise is a bit strange to me. There’s a mystery surrounding a missing person, and a reward to the person who finds him. I’ve only read one other book of John’s, and that was TFIOS, and it sounds completely different in every way. I just found that bit a little strange, but I don’t know how it’s going to unfold, so I might understand everything more when I read this book. Okay, I’ve finished chapter 1, and I’ve already got two amazing quotes bookmarked. I know this book is going to be good, but I think I’ll need more than a chapter to get into the story.
4. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
I got this book at a second-hand sale at the same time I got Eleanor & Park (I also got Carry On then too). I think this book sounds really intriguing, and I’ve heard some really good things about it. So, I’ve finished the first chapter, and it’s pretty cool so far. I want to see where the father-daughter relationship goes, and I also want to know more about Amanda’s past. I turned the page and saw that the next chapter is a flashback to her at hospital, and I want to continue to know what happened.
Now, all of the books I’ve mentioned so far have been contemporaries. And while I do want to read mostly contemporary this Summer, I won’t pass up opportunities to read amazing fantasies. So, now to tell you about the two fantasies on my list!
5. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
This will be another reread, but I’m not sure if I wholeheartedly want to read it again right now. All I remember from reading this book was that it was my favourite. If I do finish the first chapter and want to read it, I think it’ll be a quick and cute read. Oooh crap, I want to read this one too. Why did I pick such good books to choose from! This book still has the humour that I remember, and I just want to continue reading it right now.
6. Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
I really want to read this soon, then Tower of Dawn, so when Kingdom Of Ash comes out I’ll be completely caught up. I love the series so much already, so I know I’ll love this one too. But I’m just not sure if I want to commit to a huge fantasy during Summer, when I could be reading quicker contemporaries. I’ve just read the prologue, and it’s a flashback to the big battle between Elena and the Valg King. The rules of this challenge do say that if a book has a prologue, you read the prologue and the first chapter, so now it’s time to read the first chapter. After reading the first chapter, I can tell you now that I am well and truly amped up to read this book. The first chapter was in Elide’s POV, which was cool, but I really want Aelin’s POV. There was also a scene in Lorcan’s point of view, which was interesting, because I don’t think we’ve seen his POV yet. I think this book is one that I’ll start reading straight away.
This. Is. So. Hard. Every chapter that I read were so good, and it’s so hard to just choose one. But, after struggling for a long time, I’ve sorted out what book I’m going to read. I’ve come up with a plan of reading, since I do want to read some of these books right now. And the plan is:
- Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
2. Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
4. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
I don’t know when I’ll read If I Was Your Girl or Geekerella, but the four books that I listed are on my TBR for now. So, wrapping everything up, the book that I’m going with is Turtles All The Way Down by John Green, while slowly reading Empire Of Storms at the same time.
Thank you so much for reading this post, and comment down below if you’ve done this tag or if you want to do it in the future! I hope you have a really great day, and I’ll see you very soon with a new post. Bye!