As the weekend arrives, my reading week is over. That means next Monday I’m back at the college. This week wasn’t as productive as I hoped, but still, I managed to rest and read a little bit. I also got some new books for my Kindle.

This week I read Delicious In Dungeon Vol. 5. It’s a fun fantasy manga about eating what the dungeon has to offer: monsters. You can check my review of the previous volumes here.

I also finished reading Tails, You Lose (Witch City Series #2) by Carol J. Perry. It wasn’t as good as the first in the series, but that’s kind of expected. Still, I had a great time reading it, although I don’t know if I’ll read the rest of the series, for now.

And then, I started reading In a Witch’s Wardrobe (Witchcraft Mystery Series #4) by Juliet Blackwell. This is another cozy mystery and I think after this title I’ll be reading something else.

I also bought 3 new books, which you can see below. The first one, Lodestar, is the 5th book in a wonderful fantasy series. For me is one of the best book series I’m reading now.

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Lodestar (Keeper of the Lost Cities #5)

By Shannon Messenger

Tags: Fantasy, Middle Grade, Magic

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Dark schemes unfold—and Sophie’s loyalty is pushed to the limit—in this thrilling fifth book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series.

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Tags: Mystery, Crime

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When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she’s intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan’s traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job.

Conway’s latest tale has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she’s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.

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Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Tags: Philosophy, Classics, Nonfiction, History

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Written in Greek, without any intention of publication, by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) offer a remarkable series of challenging spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe.

And that’s it for today. Did you read any of these books and manga? Leave a comment with your opinion.