This Week in Reading: Back to the Grind

Well, after a little bit of a break from ‘scheduled’ reading, it’s time to get back to some review request books. I need to get back on schedule before I get behind again, hah. Last week I had a pretty good week in reading in some respects because I finished four books–two romance novels, a thriller, and one fantasy. Because work was challenging, I didn’t get much audiobook time in at all and I’m now worried about finishing The Obelisk Gate before it expires from the library. I mean, it’s not the end of the world because I have a physical copy but I wanted to stick with the audio on this one.

The other thing is that because of all the stress at work and the change of seasons, it’s really triggered my depression and anxiety issues. Friday night I was tired and worn out from work but then ended up staying up til 430am reading a romance novel straight through. And then I was basically a zombie on Saturday. So that was fun!

But, moving on, pushing myself forward. Still accomplished some things and other parts of the weekend were amazing. My friend had bought me a ticket to go with him to see The Sailor Moon Super Live concert in DC for Christmas and the concert was on Sunday night. It was so much fun! Our seats were super close and the show was great. And because he got the premium package we got to high-five the cast after the show. I think we hit peak fandom, lol. It was definitely the highlight and saving grace of an otherwise crappy week.


I’ll be finishing up The Obelisk Gateย by N.K. Jemisin one way or another this week. Hopefully I’ll get plenty of audio time in and finish up early this week before it expires!

Once I finish up The Obelisk Gate I’ll be listening to Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta andย ย Cori McCarthy, woohoo! So excited to dig into this one. Trying to keep up with all the new books coming out. ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ll also be reading a few review requests: Straight Outta Fangton by C.T. Phipps and Shin by T. Cook. I’ve enjoyed other work by both authors, so looking forward to both of these.

Hopefully this week will not be as crazy at work as last week and I’ll be able to get lots of reading in, and also catch up on blog-hopping. I’m so behind! Expect lots of comments from me soon. ๐Ÿ™‚ What is everyone else reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!


27 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Back to the Grind

  1. Tammy says:

    I’ve just started a book that comes out in late April, which is bad because not only do I have a blog tour review for next week and I still need to read the book, but I have a bunch of March books I haven’t read yet!! Ugh, mood reading๐Ÿ˜

  2. Bailey says:

    I’m finishing up My Sister, the Serial Killer before getting back to reading ARCs. I hope this week is less stressful for you and that all the books you read are enjoyable ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Realms of My Mind says:

    Finishing up Rosewater in the next few days, then back into the ARC pile for me! I have 4 ARCs I need to/want to get to by the end of April. Thankfully a couple of them are pretty high up on my anticipated list! Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to get to the the new Hail Bristol sci-fi adventure this month, so I’ll have to push off until summer with that one.

  4. mistysbookspace says:

    I have to finish The Gemini Connection by Teri Polen and have it reviewed before the end of the month and I am also starting a buddy read of In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken today.

  5. Avery @ RedRocketPanda says:

    I’ve managed to read quite a lot of books in the past week or so, BUT have reviewed none of them so now I’m behind on reviews. I find I can either read less books but keep up with reviews, or read more books but fall behind on reviewing. It’s such a difficult balance! Because of everything that’s been happening I’ve also been using books as a hide-out from dealing with life and then the thought of having to bring myself to write a review rn is not fun.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yes, this is the problem I always have too! I guess for me at least I’m lucky in that I only 100% review speculative fiction, so I’ve been trying to read some other genres to catch up on reviews a bit. It’s definitely a balance and it’s tough when you only have so much free time. (I also have been using books to escape…)

      Good luck on getting caught up on things! I know what’s been working for me is just setting small goals and you get there slowly over time. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • waytoofantasy says:

      That’s always good! I’m not super behind in blog stuff but I do still have a few reviews I need to write. I’m just really behind in visiting everyone else’s blogs….
      There are so many new releases it’s really hard to keep up. I feel like this year has more great books coming out than ever.

  6. evelynreads1 says:

    I’m planning on finishing the Priory of the orange tree, and read my arc for the fever king! I’m also currently listening to Daisy Jones and the six, which I will also finish this week! ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Zezee says:

    I just finished a book that I think you might like. It’s steampunk romance called Beauty and the Clockwork Beast and it’s tagged as “Jane Eyre meets Beauty and the Beast.” It was entertaining. I listened to the audiobook and really enjoyed it. It’s got a gothic vibe to it and has supernatural creatures as well.

  8. @lynnsbooks says:

    I hope work is a little less crazy and your reading plans go well. I’ve put three books on my weekly read this week. I’ve finished Aching God and started the Sword and the Dagger – but,whenever I think I’m sticking to plans everything usually goes to hell in a handcart so we’ll see.
    Lynn ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky says:

    Oh gosh, Sailor Moon live concert sounds AMAZING. And sending all the hugs! Winter to Spring usually isn’t so bad for me, but I’ve still been feeling so slumpy. And the onslaught of allergies has been EXTRA fun. So I’m taking a small break from ARCs and reading a bunch of romances. ๐Ÿ™‚

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