Hey everyone! I’m back with another reading update. Even though I haven’t been very active on here, I’ve been reading and picking up whatever I’m in the mood for. Lately, that’s mostly been sci-fi/fantasy and throwback YA novels, which I’m still waiting for someone to create a readathon around so we can read YA books published before 2003 together.
I have no problem setting books aside for later or not finishing books at all, but I’m always sad when those books are ones that I highly anticipated. Unfortunately, I dnf’d American Gods, Descendant of the Crane and Wicked Saints. I struggled through them and even managed to finish other books during their loan periods. I renewed them and eventually returned them, but I may try Descendant of the Crane in audiobook format later. I shelved Red Sister as “to-be-continued.”
A few of my library holds came in recently so I’m reading:
➢ The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson: Sanderson is a new-to-me author. I read and enjoyed Skyward a few weeks ago so I was happy to dive into this. This is a fucking behemoth of a book. The audiobook is 45 hours long. FORTY-FIVE HOURS. I had to restart it multiple times to understand what’s going on, but I’m 43% into it.
➢ Middlegame by Seanan McGuire: McGuire is also a new-to-me author. This is my first time reading her work. It’s a weird book.
➢ Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: I’m buddy reading Aurora Rising with Swetlana at The Caffeinated Bookworm Life and failing miserably. Sadly, it’s a pretty disappointing book. I expected more from this duo.
➢ I sold a few books at my local used bookstore and used some of the credit to buy Scythe and Thunderhead. I borrowed them from the library and loved the series so I wanted my own copies. I have a review for them in my backlog.