#SixforSunday is… it’s really just that. You choose 6 books (normally) that you’d choose to fit whatever the prompt is that week. This meme is hosted by A Little but a Lot and you can follow the link to find the prompts for January to March. I’ll also post this month’s prompt’s at the end of the post.
February’s theme is Small but Mighty!
This week’s prompt: Favourite books under 200 pages
**My choices are in no particular order. You can click on their covers to explore their Goodreads entries.**
1. Wrapped Up in You
William Reid is nothing special, except for his billion-dollar acting career and his, you know, face. (Apparently, it’s a good one.) Winning ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ was nice, but this Christmas, he has more important goals in mind… like finally winning over his best friend’s little sister, the super-smart and kinda-scary Abbie Farrell.
When a blizzard leaves Will and Abbie alone at Grandma Farrell’s house (if bunking with 27 pets counts as ‘alone’), it’s the perfect opportunity to pull off a Christmas miracle. Convincing clever, frosty Abbie to give Will a chance will take more than mistletoe, but hiding his lifelong crush on her is no longer an option.
2. Soul of Stone (Rebels of Olympus #2)
Every legend hides a truth as dangerous as a double-edged sword.
On the far island of Sarpedon, a snake-haired she-monster known to inhabitants as the Soul of Stone turns people into statues. For decades, heroes from all over Greece have been trying to put an end to her evil, and for decades her collection of statues has grown, soul by soul.
When Panacea, a young Amazon warrior with a talent for potions, learns her brother has been killed by the monster, she sails to Sarpedon to seek revenge. But in the killer’s cave, Panacea makes a stunning discovery that leaves her questioning everything she believes to be true.
Torn between bravery and fear, between loyalty and treachery, Panacea must reconcile herself to the knowledge that ending a life is easy, while preserving one is hard. Vengeance is an art—but is she willing to bathe her soul in Hellfire in order to master it?
3. A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables #1)
It’s Zinnia Gray’s twenty-first birthday, which is extra-special because it’s the last birthday she’ll ever have. When she was young, an industrial accident left Zinnia with a rare condition. Not much is known about her illness, just that no one has lived past twenty-one.
Her best friend Charm is intent on making Zinnia’s last birthday special with a full sleeping beauty experience, complete with a tower and a spinning wheel. But when Zinnia pricks her finger, something strange and unexpected happens, and she finds herself falling through worlds, with another sleeping beauty, just as desperate to escape her fate.
4. The Wayward Tower (The Twin Kingdoms #3)
Trapped in a tower
Aria knows how to escape imprisonment. All she needs to do is to lead Prince Victor to his death. But she has no desire to become a murderer or assist the man that holds her captive. Instead, Aria discovers a possible solution in unfamiliar magic. The Wayward Paths may lead her to freedom, but they will require her to come face to face with the shadows of her past.
The foolish prince
Victor’s life is in danger. After barely escaping a deadly masquerade, he finds himself a target of The Mage King, an ancient being who requires royal blood. Not that Victor takes that too seriously. He’d rather think about Aria, the beautiful and mysterious woman that visits him in his dreams. Aria’s past holds the key to the identity of The Mage King, but will their encounters provide him with answers or result in his demise?
What dangers lie on The Wayward Paths?
5. A Pendant for Trouble (Lady Diviner #0.5)
A mysterious pendant, a distracting earl, an unfolding scandal…
Miss Elinor Avely can’t resist the call of a large jewel mysteriously concealed at a ducal garden party. After all, if the Earl of Beresford isn’t attending, what else is Elinor to do with herself? Her talent for divining jewels can be an intriguing distraction for once, instead of a carefully guarded family secret.
Of course, her hunt for the jewel leads her straight into a mystery – and worse, an undignified encounter with Beresford. Yet when Elinor’s quest goes from unseemly to scandalous, he is the one who tries to save her.
The question is: will she let him?
6. A Holiday Lift
All I want for Christmas… is to pretend the holidays do not exist. That should be my tagline for life. Another year with no one to kiss under the mistletoe. Of course, it doesn’t help that after my last epic breakup, I hopped into the sack with the one man I should’ve avoided. My arch-rival, Dean Pritchard. Despite the fact that he didn’t bother calling after our night together, I can’t get him out of my head. I am so on the naughty list. But when a snowstorm traps us in an elevator, I can’t avoid my work crush any longer. Will Dean be the lift I’ve needed for the holidays, or will Santa skip me yet again?
FEBRUARY – Short but Mighty
favourite short stories
favourite books under 200 pages
- 20th: favourite picture books
- 27th: stories you’d love a short story of
Thank you for reading my second Sunday post for February!
The 200 pages limit for a book’s length was an interesting parameter as there are many shorter stories that I loved that are just over this limit, including The Santa Suit, which is 224 pages. While I love all four novels from The Twin Kingdoms series, which are all under 200 pages, I decided to include only one on this list, The Wayward Tower. This one was my favorite of the four installments, although I still would easily reread all four. All six of these stories were all interesting in their own ways and I will read more from each author.
How did you interpret this week’s topic?