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  • Writer's pictureKrista Jain

My Current Reading List

Most of the books I read is fantasy fiction, but I love any kind of story that has to do with adventure and/or delightful characters. Anything less can be a drag. I read for the escape of it all. I think that's why I don't like to write on formal occasions. I'm a lover of storytelling at heart even more so than writing as a whole. As such, I get wrapped up so much in stories to the point people think I'm weird or immature. Perhaps you can also relate?

For Christmas, I got my own set of The Lord of the Rings books along with The Hobbit. I already read and loved The Hobbit, but I haven't read beyond that before, so I'm ecstatic to read the first in the trilogy. While I'm doing that, I try to prepare what I want to read next. Logic says I should read the next book, but again my excitement shifts the order. Maybe I don't want to finish The Lord of the Rings all at once! Maybe I want to savor it here and there? Maybe I want a break for another delicious item on the menu?

About a year ago, I've read a lot of Wars of Light and Shadow books. It's one of my new-ish favorite series. Filled with incredible characters, extraordinary magic, and a complex plot, I've since given it a break to read other things and indulge in more "childish" books. Wars of Light and Shadow is gorgeous, but each book is very long and anything but a casual read.

I'm really itching to read more of Warriors. Once I get started, I can't stop! I also tried the first two books of Wizard of Oz. (Did you know it's a whole series with a lot of books? The movie only covers book one!) I'm a new fan and want to read more! There's a lot more I want to say about it, but I'm wanting to do a review, so I guess I should wait. Having read a lot of books recently I haven't tried before, I'm also a big fan of Sherlock Holmes.

A part of me wishes to continue these new discoveries while the other part assures me I should read some series I had on my list or I haven't continued for a while. I've been a fan of R. A. Salvatore's Forgotten Realms series with Drizzt Do'Urden. I haven't picked up the next one in longer than a year. I also need to get around to reading Percy Jackson as a mythology fan. My sister loved the books and read a bit of it to me, so I'm a little familiar with it, but not much. I also haven't read Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, and Inkheart has been on my list for a long time.

All of these are wonderful and they're also familiar genres I've been reading forever, and I want to branch out into other genres more. I tried some science fiction, but not enough, and Sherlock Holmes is my biggest experience with a murder mystery. It's a great one, but I want to read more! Another genre I had my eye on for some time is steampunk! Never tried that one at all! While fantasy is my forte, I love technical, futuristic settings too. A murder mystery is such a classic I can't get enough of, and I always liked the aesthetic of a steampunk theme. It made me curious enough to try it.

If you know of any good books in science fiction, murder mystery, or steampunk, let me know and I'll try it out! Leave a comment here or shout at me on my social media. Do you have an unpredictable reading list as I do? My excitement for returning to my old favorites and trying new things is making me a little crazy, so I decided to rant here, lol! And if you're interested in reading books like Wizard of Oz and Sherlock Holmes now, you can read them free on Thanks for sticking around if you got this far! XD

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