This Week in Reading: More Magic School, More Dresden, Some DWJ, A Demon Hunting Orc, and Re-reading Kushiel

Wow, so it sounds like I have a lot of my plate this week and that’s because of course I do. I have once again committed to a lot of reading, so this week will be a bit of a challenge.

First up, finishing up A Warden’s Purpose by Jeffrey L. Kohanek. This is one of the books that came my way via the TBRindr project. I’m about thirty percent through so far and hoping to finish it up shortly. So far it’s a nice book with nice characters that like to do the right thing. A bit refreshing in a world obsessed with grim and dark lately.

After that I’ll be jumping into Demon Haunted by Ashe Armstrong. This is the second book in Ashe’s Grimluk: Demon Hunter series about an Orc that travels the lands taking jobs to clear towns of pesky demons. This is one in the weird west genre and something I normally wouldn’t have picked up but Ashe is a friend I’ve made from the r/fantasy community and so when his first book, A Demon in the Desert, came out I decided to check it out. I liked the first book more than I had expected. Very much looking forward to finally sitting down and reading Demon Haunted.

In audio, I finished off the fourth Dresden Files book by Jim Butcher so I decided I’d jump right into book five, Death Masks. Maybe I’ll catch up with this series sooner rather than later… I like how the books are progressing and also how the mention of breasts has slowed down just a bit from book three. 🙂

After that audiobook I’ve got The House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones on deck. This is technically a stand alone but it’s also sort of tangentially related to Howl’s Moving Castle and can be considered part of that (loose) series. Reading this one because a) I love DWJ, but also because b) I have this on my list of books to read to complete series and that’s part of my reading goal for this year. Two birds, one stone, huzzah! (That’s a terrible saying, I should stop using it.)

Last but not least, this week starts the Kushiel’s Dart read-along over on r/fantasy. This will be a slow re-read for me, covering eight chapters a week, but it’s also going to be a much deeper read than I’m used to doing so it should be pretty interesting. I’m sure I’ll come across tidbits that I never noticed before. I’ll be reading Kushiel books for a while, folks. Please feel free to stop over and jump in with any discussion points, the more the merrier!

So, that’s my week in reading, we’ll see how it goes. What’s everyone else reading this week? Leave a message in the comments, always interested to see what others have on their plates! Happy reading!

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4 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: More Magic School, More Dresden, Some DWJ, A Demon Hunting Orc, and Re-reading Kushiel

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  1. I’m so tempted to do the Kushiel’s Dart reading but I just have too many review commitments right now. It sounds like fun! I’m currently reading 84K by Claire North and struggling a bit😐

    1. We’re taking it slow with the readalong so if you want to join later it should be easy to catch up. 🙂

      I feel you on review commitments! I’m catching up with that myself. I’ve been really careful trying not to take on too much but I always bite off more than I can chew lol.

      Struggling with a book is tough, I hate it when that happens. Hang in there!

  2. I’ll probably end up joining the Kushiel Dark readalong a bit later! Right now I’m reading Trail of Lightning (I love the narrative voice!) and starting on The Book of M, which is a post-apocalypse story where people’s shadows have disappeared.

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