22 May 2015

Friday Reads 5.22.15

What are you planning to read this weekend?

So every Friday I have a plan to let booktubers and book bloggers know what I play on reading for the upcoming weekend. This Friday I will be reading (or at least starting) the following books: 

Book Name: Americanah 
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Genre: Literary Fiction 
Page Count: 588
Publication: 2013

"Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. At once powerful and tender, Americanah is a remarkable novel of race, love, and identity." 

Book Name: The Titan's Curse (#3 Percy Jackson)
Author: Rick Riordan 
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy/Greek Mythology
Page Count: 312
Publication: 2007

"When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he'll need his powerful demigod allies at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and...a ride from his mom. The demigods race to rescue to find that Grover has made an important discovery; two new powerful half-bloods, whose parentage is unknown. But that's not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up a devious trap, and the young heroes have just fallen prey. Hilarious and action packed, this third adventure in the series finds Percy faced with his most dangerous challenge yet--the chilling prophecy of the Titan's curse." 

Book Name: Tom Jones
Author: Henry Fielding 
Genre: Classic
Page Count: 801 pages
Publication: 1749

"Tom as been raised by the Squire Allworthy to love virtue, and he truly wants to do good. But Tom's inability to control his temper and his hearty appetite for food, drink, and the opposite sex get him kicked out of Allworthy's estate and separated from his one real love, Sophia Western. So begins Tom's journey from the English countryside to the teeming city of London." 

Book Name: Saga Vol. 2
Author: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Genre: Graphic Novel
Page Count: 144
Published: 2013

"Thansk to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and alien monstrosities, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters something truly frightening: her grandparents!" 

I am truly excited to read all of these books!! I think Tom Jones is probably making me the most nervous, but I'll pace myself appropriately to finish the novel in enough time. Be on the look out for reviews of some of these novels. Happy Reading. 


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