Last week I had a fairly good week in reading again, finishing up three books. I read A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer, Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik, and The Spirit Eater by Rachel Aaron. These were all pretty fast-paced books so that helped me get through so many in what would otherwise have been a crappy reading week. Work was crazy all week so I only completed the one audiobook. I’m working on a non-fantasy audiobook right now (The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor), but I’m not that far into it yet.
The good news is that I’ve refused to let myself fall behind in reviews again so I’ve been trying to write them as I finish up books before starting a new one, while also working on the posts in my drafts. I’ve got my drafts folder down to 7, which isn’t too bad!
Right now I’m trying not to plan too far ahead or give myself anxiety by having to read certain things and am letting my mood be my guide for the most part. There are still some outstanding reading obligations that I have but I’m fitting them in when I feel up to it. Mood reading, it’s the best.
So, this week I’ll be reading The Silver Queen by Josie Jaffrey. I LOVED the first book in the series and I’m currently enjoying this second one too. I’m hoping to finish up this one early on in the week. Vampires, yay!
After I finish up The Hiding Place, I’ll be starting The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin. The Fifth Season was my favorite book I read the year it came out. So much so that I pre-ordered both sequels. But I haven’t gotten around to reading them yet because I’m terrible and my TBR pile is huge. So, I’m trying this one in audio from my library, and we’ll see how it goes. 🙂
I’m not really sure what I’m going to pick up next after finishing The Silver Queen. I do have a bunch of February releases to get to still, and also those few reading obligations I keep mentioning. I guess we’ll see where my mood takes me!
What is everyone else reading this week? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!
31 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Plans? Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Plans.”
Mood reading is definitely the best! I can agree with that. I think its really smart to review before moving on to your next book. I haven’t been practicing that and now I can’t count on one hand how many reviews I have to write. I hate when that happens!
I just finished A Court of Thorns and Roses and now I’m moving right along with the second book. Hope you have an excellent week and happy reading! 📚👍
Reviews pile up so quickly when you don’t keep on top of them, found that our the hard way hahaha. Hopefully I won’t regress. 🙂
Looking forward to your thoughts on A Court of Thorns and Roses. Hope you have a great week too!
You can’t beat mood reading 🙂 I really have to catch up on my reviews, I’m way behind at the moment.
Yeah, mood reading is the best. 🙂 Good luck catching up! You can do it!
Thanks for the vote of confidence 😁 I’m trying not to stress over it.
I love mood reading but I don’t let myself indulge in it that often. And I’m starting to stress because March is already half over and I still have so many March books to read!
I still have February books haha. I just finished up January last week. Tbf though the beginning of the year had so many new releases I wanted to read. Hope you don’t stress too much over it! The books will always be there when you’re ready.
I also absolutely loved Fifth Season and have Obelisk Gate starring at me…unread…..I started SIX OF CROWS this weekend, which I’ve never read, and am really enjoying it!
Six of Crows was fun, hope you love it!
I’m a big mood reader too! Right now I’m working on finishing up my last couple ARCs for the month so I can start The Priory of the Orange Tree.
Hope you enjoy Priory, I’m interested to see everyone’s thoughts on that one before diving in. 🙂
You had a great week book wise and keeping up with your reviews. I’m trying to do likewise and so far I’m on track. I have three or four reviews still to catch up with but I’m refusing to let them make me get behind with my recent reads.
Yay for catching up! Three or four isn’t bad at all!
Can’t wait to hear what you think of The Hiding Place. It’s got some supernatural elements, which I loved!
Yeah, I’m definitely picking up on the supernatural elements which I didn’t expect so that’s fun! It’s just that side of weird, which is sort of my thing, so enjoying it so far. 🙂
I’m currently reading Royal assassin and listening to The gilded wolves 🙂
Both good choices, hope you enjoy. I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on them!
Yess I’m liking both of them:)
Oooh I hope you enjoy The Obelisk Gate! I love that we get the POV for Essun’s daughter (whose name I can’t remember *hangs head in shame*) in this one. I’ve just started Never Contented Things. I’ve heard…interesting things about it, so we’ll see how it goes. 😀
Thanks! I hope I get it finished before my library loan runs out, but if it does I have a copy around my house somewhere lol. I’m looking forward to it because I loved The Fifth Season so much.
I haven’t heard of Never Contented Things, is that a horror novel? I’ll have to look it up lol.
GAH I’m so sorry for the late reply! I’ve been neglecting comments (again). Never Contented Things a dark, dark fae story that deals with codependency between two siblings. Definitely worth a look even if it ends up not being to your taste!
No worries! Sounds intriguing, I’ll add it to my list! 🙂
I am a total mood reader too! I very rarely follow a TBR. Right now I am binge reading the Parasol Protectorate series 😂 I hope you have a great reading week 🙂
Thanks! I hope you have fun with them. Are you going to read the Custard books afterwards? I’ve been meaning to start those.
I don’t know the correct order to read all the spin off series. I want to read them all, so I will probably read them in the order they were released?
Oh, I didn’t know there was more than one! I’ll have to research.
That great catching up on reviews. For me, they go better when I write the review right after completing the book, but I never stay caught up for long.
Yeah, I’m realizing that way works better for me too, but it is hard to always do that. Last night i stayed up extra to finish writing a review after I finished a book, regrets this morning 🤣
Lol totally understand.
Mood reading is definitely the best 😉