Guys…I’ve come to the realization that I may have taken on too many books this year. Trying to keep up with new releases has quickly become ridiculous since there are SO MANY. And I haven’t even gotten to February yet! So, uh, I’ve just resigned myself to the fact that I’m going to be adding a lot of stuff to my TBR pile on top of the books from last year I didn’t get to.
In addition to all the new releases I’m still steadily working my way through ARC’s and review copies. I’m making progress but it’s slower than I’d hoped, mainly because I keep getting distracted by other books (which isn’t a bad thing, but I also definitely want to get more caught up too).
The good news is that I have slowed down on taking review requests to catch up so that’s helping. Also, I’m getting ahead on my blogging again, slowly but surely. My drafts folder is still more full than I’d like but I’m getting there. And, best of all, I realized that I can use my ‘swap out one square’ rule for the r/fantasy bingo for the last square I haven’t finished to switch it to something that matches with what I’ve already read and that means I’m finished my card! (The bad news is that I still have to start making the 2019 card…)
Anyway, so last week I finished up Minimum Wage Magic by Rachel Aaron. Quite fun and what I’ve come to expect from her writing. I also listed to Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker which I really liked and definitely have thoughts on. I received an ARC of Thornbound by Stephanie Burgis and read that over the weekend–oh my gosh you guys, it’s so good, I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you all. I also read a romance novel, Sweet Disorder by Rose Lerner. I’m really digging Rose Lerner’s historical romances–her male protagonists are just my sort of thing (no alpha-holes here).
So this week I’ll be continuing progress on Sisters of the Fire by Kim Wilkins, a netgalley request I need to get through. I’m only a little of the way into the book but am enjoying it so far.
On audio I started The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty. I’m about 40% through it so far and holy crap. This book, you guys!!!!! AAAAAHHHH!!! (that was a good ‘ah’) I fully expect to finish this up pretty quickly because it’s just so good I’ve been listening to it every second I have a chance to.
Next up on audio is The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. Yay, finally! I’m so excited to get to this book. It’s a lot shorter than I thought it was, but that’s fine because my TBR is way too long. I should also be able to get through this in 2-3 days and then it’s onto the next!
If I manage to finish up Sisters of the Fire then I’m going to dive into the next Discworld book, The Light Fantastic. Actually, I lie, I may start that even before I finish up the other book because I’d like to have it done before the end of the month in order to keep up with my Discworld reading goal.
So, those are my plans for this week but we’ll see what happens because I’m sure I’ll get side-tracked at some point. 😀 What is everyone else reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!