Despite being behind in nearly everything else and having another rather crazy week, I did manage to get a lot of reading in. I managed to finish up five books – 4 SFF novels and a romance. Only two of those were on my 20 Books of Summer list, but I am still making progress there, so I’ll take it! At a little over halfway through the month (well, we have til Sept 3rd) I feel like I’m going to be a few books shy of completing my list (between 4-6 books) but we’ll see. There’s still some month left and if I can get through these ARCs then I’m clear to read off of my TBR for the end of the month.
First up is The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier. I know, this isn’t one of my 20 Books of Summer but it’s an ARC and I need to read it before it comes out. Also, I really want to read it because I love Marillier and have been looking forward to this one ever since it was announced. 😀 I just started this one and I’m only a little ways into it (literally a few pages), but I’m loving it so far, it’s great to be reading another Marillier.
If I finish up Harp of Kings I’ll be starting The Girl with No Face by M.H. Boroson. This IS one of my 20 Books of Summer and also another ARC that I need to get to reading. Also another book I’ve been looking forward to for what feels like forever! Long awaited sequel, I really couldn’t be more excited (I don’t know why it’s taken me a while to pick it up from when I got it, to be honest–so many books, so little time, I suppose.)
In audio, I’ll be listening to Sunshine by Robin McKinley since my hold came in from the library late last week. This is a reread and it’s been a very long time since I’ve read it, but I remember loving it and cherishing it as one of my favorites. Rereading this one for r/fantasy bingo (we’re allowed one reread) in which I’m doing an all-vampire themed card. I’ll be using this for my retelling square.
If I manage to finish Sunshine I’ll be starting Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto. Very happy to finally be diving into this one. I’ve heard good things from a lot of you about this book and I think I’m going to enjoy this read quite a bit. This is also on my 20 Books of Summer list.
So, those are my plans. I’m crossing my fingers that I can somehow pull off all my reading commitments but it’s going to be a close one because this week is also going to be crazy. I’m going to be the only one in sales/customer service all week, by my lonesome, which means I will have a lot less audiobooking time. I also have a bunch of stuff to do after work most of the week to prep for a house project on Thursday. At least Friday night through Sunday should be pretty free for me! We’ll see how much reading I can get done in those two and a half days. 😀 What are you reading this week? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!