This Week in Reading: Still Tackling the TBR

Hey all, hope everyone had a great week last week. I had a pretty good week in reading in some respects (I finished four books) but not in others (only one was a priority read–for my book club, not even a review request!). I finished up Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard, Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis (it was on sale! I couldn’t help picking it up! And then I had to read it right away because I love her writing!), Lost Stars by Claudia Gray (my book club read), and a romance novel (A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare).

So really not a bad week at all as far as numbers go but I’m still really behind on review requests and ARC’s and such. I’m also behind on my Discworld reading. O.o But the good news is once I get through some of these reading obligations in the first half of the year, I should be able to pick up the pace on these towards the latter half.

One other good thing is that my tea party book club meeting went really well. Everyone had a lot of thoughts on the book and we had a lively discussion, lots of food, great company, and ended the night playing some table top games. Fun times were had by all! I convinced the group we should read Good Omens next since the series is coming out in May. 🙂

This week I’ll be listening to The Au Pair by Emma Rous. Not a fantasy novel for once! This one looked really good so I put it on the wait list at the digital library and it just checked out so I want to get to it before it expires in two weeks. I’ve been trying to branch out my read a bit more so looking forward to this change of pace. 🙂

The Au Pair should be a fairly quick listen, so once I finish that up I plan to start The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons. That’s quite a hefty one coming in at 27hrs and 14mins, so it may actually take me two weeks to get through that one. It really all depends how much listening time I get in.

Still reading Where Oblivion Lives by T. Frohock. Didn’t make much progress as I had to finish my book club read and then got distracted by a couple other lighter reads, whoops! But back to this one, should be able to finish up fairly quickly.

If I have time left at the end of the week I’ll be starting Wagers of Fate: The 108 Stars by Noureddine Hifad. This is a review request I am really very behind on, but the story looks intriguing! “A young heir to the throne, Prince Hector flees in an attempt to gather 108 righteous heroes to save the country from the usurping general.”

Ambitious plans again this week, but I don’t expect to finish all of these and of course I could get distracted by other books again because the seems to be my thing. I also have DnD on Saturday, so I won’t have all weekend to lay around reading and/or catching up on reviews (which I am, of course, also still behind on). What is everyone else reading this week? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

19 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Still Tackling the TBR

  1. Tammy says:

    I really want to get to Ruin of Kings at some point too. I’m trying to finish a book for a blog tour this Thursday, and yep I’m cutting it close😁

  2. Realms of My Mind says:

    Ruin of Kings took me a bit to get through with the physical copy, best of luck to you! I’m hoping to get through Wild Country and at least start Descendent of the Crane before the month ends, we’ll see if I have enough time!

  3. @lynnsbooks says:

    I’ll be interested in your take on Ruin of Kings – particularly listening to the audio. I’m currently reading my second of the month SPFBO book then I’m hoping to read either Kingdom of Copper of the True Queen.
    Lynn 😀

  4. Avery @ RedRocketPanda says:

    I LOVE the sound of your tea book club, it sounds like the type of thing I would love to go to haha. Also, congrats on such a good week! February has been a terrible reading month for me and I started to get behind on my new release ARCs so I will have to ramp up the pace for the next few weeks to get through all of my March deadlines!

  5. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious says:

    I hope that you are able to get caught up on some of your “required” ARC reading, I know how stressful it is to have those deadlines looming. It really sucks the joy out of mood reading because I feel so incredibly guilty. Glad you got some reading in last week, and your book club sounds so cool! Happy reading!

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum says:

    LOL I can’t wait to hear what you think of The Au Pair. Good thing you got it from the library because I think this is the kind of book that you either love or hate. I also listened to the audiobook and thought it was fun, but by the end I was clutching my head trying to get all the relationships straight! Reading it would probably have been less confusing 😛

  7. Zezee says:

    Me too on being behind on reviews and Discworld reading plans. I read Equal Rites about 2 years ago and intended to continue with another of his witch books last year but didn’t get around to it. Will def pick up one this year.
    Am now trying to complete Dracula by Bram Stoker but OMG!!! it’s a slog to get through at times.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I think I read Dracula in high school which was a long time ago for me lol. I remember loving it at the time but the details are fuzzy…hah.

      Small Gods has been one of my favorite books for years so I’ve really wanted to read the rest of the series. I read Guards! Guards! a couple of years ago. I wanted to try and get through half the series this year but I’ve only read one book so far lol. It’s tough making time.

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