Well, I had another fantastic reading week last week and finished a total of five books–three historical romances and two SFF books. I’m making some headway on my February TBR pile but I’ve also received a couple of new books for review so I’m feeling all panicky about managing my time to get all of these read. Stresssssssss. I didn’t do much reading this weekend, but I’m ready to get started again this week and check some more books off of my list.
For some reason I’m still reading A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer. I made very little progress last week because I was in the mood for some other books instead, it seems. I really hope to get back to this book this week and finish it up. So far I’m enjoying it, even though we’re spending time with different characters from the first book.
Next up, I finally started my reread of Dune by Frank Herbert in audio! I haven’t read this book in about twenty years so I’m surprised how much I remember and how easily things are coming back to me as I listen. Also, the audio experience is quite interesting on this one as it’s a cast recording and there are some neat background sounds and such.
I started Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead last week in ebook thinking I could sneak some reading in now and then at work. This one is proving harder to get through than I thought it would be! I really don’t like the POV character that much, she’s on my nerves, so reading this is not a pleasant experience. But I have to get through it for bingo, no time for another book as I have limited time at this point. I’m hoping things improve.
If I get through these I might keep reading from my TBR pile or I might work on one of the ARCs I have received. We’ll see how things go. I might also sneak another romance novel in there somewhere if I can. What are you reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!
22 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Moving Right Along”
Enjoy your reading!
I started the audiobook for Red, White and Royal blue this morning, and tonight I will start reading Lock every door!
Thanks! Oooh, hope you enjoy that one.
Five books! Wow, I can only dream of that😁 I finished Silvia Noreno-Garcoa’s new book Untamed Shore and I’m still struggling to get through Mazes of Power. I know I should just plow through it but I also want to start something new…
I don’t know what happened, I was just on a roll apparently lol. Oooh, looking forward to your thoughts on those. I know what you mean though. When I am struggling with a book I keep thinking of other books I want to read and it makes things that much harder to focus on it. Good luck!
I’m into A Pale Light in the Black by K.B. Wagers. So far it’s been a perfect comfort read!
Oooh, comfort read? Sounds relevant to my interests lol.
Thus far it is about a woman joining a crew in the “space coast guard” and trying to learn her job while getting ready for the annual Boarding Games, so there’s a lot of people being good people and my favorite “eclectic space crew” trope and really it just checks the boxes for Caitlin’s Favorite Things in Space Adventure.
Welp, I will have to keep this in mind for when my book buying ban is over lol!
Congrats on finishing 5 books!! That is awesome! I hope you have another good reading week and try not to stress too much!
Thanks! I’m trying not to stress, but sometimes I can’t help it lol. 🙂
I’m reading the Wolf of Oren-Yaro and so far so good.
Happy reading this week.
Thanks, Lynn! Very much looking forward to your thoughts on that one!
I don’t even know what I’m reading this week because my poor bookish heart isn’t in the mood for anything I’m supposed to be reading. 😂😂 good luck to us both!
That’s tough, I know how that goes. I need to finish this darn Vampire Academy book and I’m just NOT feeling it. Hope we both make it through!
DNF that sucker and move on with your life. Lol! If it’s not an ARC I’m not even trying to finish any more. I think I quit One the other day there was absolutely nothing wrong with, and I even think I’d enjoy if I pushed through. But I’d given it 200 pages and it just didn’t grab me. *shrugs* I just have too much to read I think.
The only reason I’m not is because I’m reading it for my r/fantasy bingo card and I’m so behind on finishing up so I don’t have time to find another book. I’m 50% in now so…LOL. I do need to get better at DNFing in general though. 🙂
Dune as an audiobook performed by an ensemble cast? This sounds interesting… 🙂
I’m really enjoying it! Simon Vance does all the narration part and inner thoughts and then other folks do the voices of the characters.
Yea, it took a while for me to warm up to Rose in Vamp Academy too. She was really annoying in the beginning; can’t remember if I liked her by the end.
I wound up liking her at the end, I don’t know how that book did it lol.
Lol! That’s good. I liked her spirit and how much she cares for her friend. I thought their psychic link was a bit creepy since it was one way (if I remember correctly).
It was totally creepy! Also at the beginning I didn’t like their friendship at all, Rose was too bossy and controlling and being a creeper with the bond thing and acting like it was no big deal. But after a bunch of stuff was revealed later I got their friendship more.