It’s the start of another week. It’s Monday! What are you Reading is hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind.
I have no idea what I am going to read this week so don’t hold me to what I have below.
Komi Can’t Communicate, Vol. 1 by Tomohito Oda | (Komi Can’t Communicate, Vol. 1) | Manga, Romance, Slice of Life | Add to Goodreads
Timid Tadano is a total wallflower, and that’s just the way he likes it. But all that changes when he finds himself alone in a classroom on the first day of high school with the legendary Komi. He quickly realizes she isn’t aloof—she’s just super awkward. Now he’s made it his mission to help her on her quest to make 100 friends!
Horimiya, Vol. 4 by Hero | (Horimiya #4) | Manga, Romance, Shojo, Slice of Life | Add to Goodreads
Miyamura’s casually murmured “I like you” at her bedside sends Hori into a tailspin. Was he just talking to himself? Or was he actually confessing his feelings for her? Slowly but surely, the pair’s secret-filled relationship begins to change…
Horimiya, Vol. 5 by Hero | (Horimiya #5) | Manga, Romance, Shojo, Slice of Life | Add to Goodreads
Hori and Miyamura are now officially a couple, and everyone knows it. But not everything’s coming up roses for Miyamura, who’s worried that people are talking about Hori behind her back. When his anxiety about being Hori’s boyfriend reaches fever pitch, Miyamura drastically changes his look, and all at once, everyone’s opinion of him changes too…
Horimiya, Vol. 6 by Hero | (Horimiya #6) | Manga, Romance, Shojo, Slice of Life | Add to Goodreads
For Hori and Miyamura, being together, even at school, is now completely natural. But they don’t just have each other! As the pair navigates the intricacies of being a couple, they interact and connect with the people around them, who in turn make their world all the more colorful. But Hori and Miyamura’s friends are no strangers to the bittersweet pangs of love either…
Horimiya, Vol. 7 by Hero | (Horimiya #7) | Manga, Romance, Shojo, Slice of Life | Add to Goodreads
The unbelievably attractive Akane Yanagi takes the stage…and maybe the lead from Miyamura?! And the high school lives of the usual suspects from Kiri High grow even livelier, as Hori abruptly starts demanding violence from Miyamura, the student council trio gets unusually flustered, and the sports festival arrives!
Horimiya, Vol. 8 by Hero | (Horimiya #8) | Manga, Romance, Shojo, Slice of Life | Add to Goodreads
The Kiri High crew dives into the sports festival…and thanks to some fighting words from Hori, even phys ed-phobic Miyamura is fired up and raring to go?! His fellow third-years might get some great last memories out of their final sports fest–as Sengoku’s apathy, Sakura’s battle with rhythm, and Hori’s manly cheerleading take center stage–but for Miyamura, they’ll be his first!
Horimiya, Vol. 9 by Hero | (Horimiya #9) | Manga, Romance, Shojo, Slice of Life | Add to Goodreads
The sweet “aww”-inspiring tale of school life continues!!
Winter’s here, and with it comes scarves and coats, snow, Christmas…and year-end blues? Love (and heartbreak) is still in the air, but Hori’s thoughts turn to the future and what it holds for her and Miyamura. Will Hori’s anxiety prove contagious, or will Miyamura be able to put her at ease?
Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet | (Kingmaker Chronicles #2) | Fantasy, Romance, Mythology | Add to Goodreads
AND SHE WILL BE THEIR QUEEN
Cat Fisa’s warlord captor-turned-lover may have crowned her with the symbols of the three realms, but war is far from over. She believes in what Griffin is trying to accomplish. She believes that peace will finally come when the realms are united. And she believes that with her by his side, Griffin has the strength to change the world.
But with her dangerous past resurfacing and the neighboring Magoi royals out for blood, Cat and Griffin must strike soon if they want to unify the land without full-scale war.
They’ll do anything to avoid innocent bloodshed, including crossing the treacherous Ice Plains or entering the deadly Agon Games to win access to the royal court…and the very family they plan to usurp. When their desperate battle for survival is over, Cat and Griffin will either be standing side-by-side in the heart of their future kingdom—or not at all.
Discover the white-hot fantasy willing to break all the rules.
Queen of Stone: A Novel of Boudica by Melanie Karsak | (The Celtic Rebels #2) | Historical Fantasy | Add to Goodreads
Britain, A.D. 43
With the arrival of the Romans, Boudica’s world is in upheaval. She and Prasutagus must decide where they stand. Will they fight the invaders alongside Caratacus or bargain with the Romans to secure the future of the Iceni? Every choice seems like a bad one. But more than anything, Boudica wants to keep her people and her family safe. Whispers from the greenwood—the groves, the rivers, and the stones—warn of unseen dangers. Can Boudica protect all she loves without bowing to the eagle?
What are you hoping to get to read this week?