Last week I had a GREAT week in reading. I had a lot of time to audiobook and over the weekend I did a readathon, so I managed to finish quite a few books. I finished up My Lady Jane, In An Absent Dream, and White Stag all on audio! I also started my Discworld read and finished up The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett. So far, keeping up with new releases, but I’m sure that will change shortly (there’s no way I can keep up with February’s books, haha).
During the readathon I read three books I’d been given for review purposes Mage Against the Machine (finally), Smoke & Summons, and Windcatcher. Looking forward to writing my reviews on these and sharing my thoughts with you all! I think the readathon was a huge success–managed to get through some backlogged review books! I think once I get through three of four more, I’ll be mostly caught up and feeling a lot better, phew!
This week I’m listening to Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman. I started this one over the weekend while shoveling snow and doing some laundry (I really tried not to stop the readathon, haha). So far, I’m really enjoying it! Hoping to finish this one up by mid-week because The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi comes out this week and I pre-ordered it from audible, woot!
As far as print, right now I’m working on an ARC of Appropriately Aggressive: Essays About Books, Corgis, and Feminism by Krista D. Ball. The cool thing about a lot of the essays is that they were originally posted to reddit’s r/fantasy community and I lived them first-hand. It’s exciting to see them all collected here with some new material as well. I’m a third of the way through this and it’s not super long so after I finish this up, not sure what I’ll be reading next but I have some other review requests I have to get to so I’ll be using that as my pool of books until I get relatively caught up. 😀
So, that’s my plans! What is everyone else working on this week? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!
31 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Finally Getting Back on Track”
I have heard of alot of people edging towards audio books … they seem to be fantastic. Good luck and keep reading 😜
Thanks! Yes, audiobooks have been a game changer for me. 😀
Congrats on a successful readathon! I’m dying to hear what you thought of Smoke & Summons😁
Thanks! Oh, I really liked it, but I definitely have many thoughts on it. Hoping to get my review up quickly on this one!
I’m reading THE IMMORTALS by Jordanna Max Brodsky. Hope you enjoy Gilded Wolves!
I don’t know what that one is, but the name intrigues me so I’ll have to look. 😀 Thanks!
The basic concept thus far is that the Greek gods are still alive and kicking, but their power is greatly diminished. Artemis has become a private detective in New York and realizes a recent brutal murder of a woman is linked to one of her old sects.
Oh, that sounds interesting!
I’m glad you had a great read-a-thon! 🙂 This week I am going to finish up Heartstone and start The Wicked King ❤
Ooh, interested to hear your thoughts on Heartstone!
Its actually a re-read for me 😀 I loved it the first time and am really enjoying it this time too!! (Its Pride and Prejudice with Dragons so I am sort of pre-destined to love it tho haha)
Have you read the sequel yet? I haven’t gotten to it yet.
I haven’t! I wanted to re-read Heartstone first. But I will start the sequel as soon as I am done! Tho I am reading them both as Buddy reads so its a little bit slower than if I was reading it on my own
Ah, that makes sense. Hope you love it!
I’d be interested to see what you think of Tess of the Road. I liked some parts but by the end I didn’t like Tess much, either I didn’t like her or I didn’t like the story…something turned me off. I forgot so I gotta reread my review.
So far I’m kinda iffy but that’s been my experience with all Hartman’s books so far. Will have to wait to the end to see if it comes together for me. 🙂
I was iffy with it too when I started so I understand.
I liked the Seraphina book though, not so much Shadow Scale but I enjoyed reading it.
Now I’m even further in and liking it again. All I can say is when I’m done I am definitely going to have thoughts on this one haha.
I think I actually liked Shadow Scale a bit more than Seraphina iirc, but I know I’m in the minority on that. 😀
Lol! I think I flip flopped a lot on Tess.
Oh I understand. Shadow Scale was more exciting than Seraphina.
I really liked Tess of the Road, so I’m glad to see you’re enjoying it so far! I’m really excited about Krista D. Ball’s essay collection as well, she’s the best. Have a great week!
Thanks! After listening more I’m not sure what to think of Tess, we’ll see how it ends up! 🙂
I love Krista!
I adore the cover of Tess of the Road! I think I’m going to add that to my wishlist!
I’m currently reading Elantris by Brandon Sanderson and hoping to finish it this week. 🙂
I love the cover for it too!
One of these days I have to get to Elantris! Hope you enjoy!
Curious to hear your thoughts on Smoke and Summons!
Hoping to have my review out soon!
I’m listening to a review copy of Gilded Wolves right now, and it’s great! I don’t think you’ll regret your audio preorder 😀
Yassssssssss! Now I’m even more excited!
You’ve done well catching up – I wish I could say the same! I’d like to know what you made of White Stag – that’s an upcoming book for me.
Thanks! I still do have a few more books to do before I’ll feel relaxed but I’m making progress. Hope you get the chance to catch up soon!
White Stag–one of those books I’m gonna have to ruminate on. I liked it, but I definitely have some thoughts.
Looking forward to your thoughts on Tess of the Road and The Gilded Wolves, happy reading!