I feel like March is a BATTLE month for me in reading so the title of this post feels appropriate. I’m really going to war with ‘obligated’ reading this month as I have had suddenly had digital library loans pop on scene that needed to be read along with several review books, regular library loans that will be due back soon, as well as the last of my 2019 bingo reading. Welp. To the fields of battle I go! Huzzah!
Last week I finished up four books, but most of those were not on my list from last week. See, what happened is that I forgot I had requested some books from the digital library and, well, as holds do they all seemed to come in at once because of course they did. So I finished up one thriller, one romance, one sff book and one manga volume. Still great, and all books that needed to get read, but that also means some of my other reading got pushed back (womp womp). The good news is I’m only two squares away from completing my bingo card with three weeks to go! It’ll be a race to the finish line this year. 🙂
Still working my way through The Killing Fog by Jeff Wheeler. Didn’t have much time for this one until the weekend and lost an hour on Sunday due to daylight savings (we really need to get rid of that stupid antiquated tradition) but I did make some progress. Really hoping to finish this one up this week for sure.
Next up in print, The Scar by China Miéville. I’ve saved this bingo read for last because the last time I read a Miéville book (This Census Taker) I wasn’t super keen on it but this one might be more up my alley.
Made great progress with The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune last week! This book is so hilarious. I don’t know what I was expecting but…well…it’s a lot of fun but I also have some THOUGHTS on it and I’ll be sure to save those for my review. 🙂 Should be able to finish this one up near the beginning of the week and move onto my next audiobook.
Next in audio I have The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht. This is a novella so the audio is extremely short (around 3 hours) so I should have no problem finishing this one up this week. I’ve heard some interesting and mixed things about this one so I’m curious as to how I’ll like it.
Since I should be able to finish up both my audio reads before the end of the week I’ll probably go right into Blood Lines by Tanya Huff, #3 of her Vicki Nelson series of urban fantasy books. Not sure what my audio reads will be after that as that’s all I had planned for March and I still have a lot of month ahead of me. Looking at my audible queue I do have a good amount of books to choose from. Maybe I’ll finally jump into Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik and get started on my #StartOnYourShelfaThon TBR, or maybe my one other library hold (an audiobook) will pop up leave me with little choice. I guess we’ll see! 😉
Looks like I didn’t make much progress from last week, but I promise I did! Any thoughts on my reading for this week? What are you reading the week ahead? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!
21 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Holding Down the Fort”
Your week is all booked up! But you are doing great!!
This week I really hope to start Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivan. I waited so long for it and now it is its time! Or at least, I hope so!
Haha, indeed, thanks! Oooh, looking forward to your thoughts on that!
I know how you feel, I have quite a crowded review schedule this month too.
Wishing you a great reading week
Yeah. I don’t mind but then I also do…lol. Thanks, hope you have a great reading week too!
I loved The Scar, but I read it way before blogging so I’m not sure if I’d love it as much now. Although I hope so!
Oh, that’s interesting. I wonder if it’s just because you read so many other books now or look at them more critically? I’m really hoping I love this one, but we’ll see how it goes. 🙂
Enjoy your reading!
I’m currently reading Red sister and listening to Sawkill girls 🙂
Thanks, Evelyn! Looking forward to your thoughts on those!
I like the selection this week!
Thanks, Paul! Hopefully I get through them all. 🙂
Busy weekend, so I didn’t read QUITE as much as I wanted, but I’m a good 150 pages into Legacy of Ash. It’s holding my interest so far, I think I’m just hitting that point where everything is about to be REALLY put into motion. Hopefully I finish by next weekend!
150 pages is great! I know what you mean, I didn’t get as much reading in this weekend as I would have liked either. I’m a little resentful about that haha. Looking forward to your thoughts on the TOME–good luck! 😀
Good luck with your war on obligated reading!! You can do it! And it seems you are off to a great start!
Thank you, Brittany! So far, so good. Just gotta keep it up. 🙂
You’ve got a couple new ones slated I’m excited to see your thoughts on! The Scar, because I also have not made nice with Mieville, and The Monster of Elendhaven because villains.
I’m only a few pages into The Scar so far but it is very…prose-y…which isn’t a bad thing but I’m eager to see if there’s a story there as well LOL. Hopefully should be starting Elendhaven within the next day or two. 🙂
Oh sheesh. That sounds like Mieville. I’ve read Last Days of New Paris and Kraken. Both very prosey. I own The City and the City so I guess I have to read it, but it’s always seemed like The Scar was supposed to be the most accessible.
I don’t mind prose but there has to be something behind it…I’m a little further in and it’s gotten slightly less prose-y so we’ll see how it goes. 🙂
I’ll look forward to your thoughts then!
My reading this week is both good and bad. I’ve read the Mercy Thompson book which I enjoyed. But I’ve just DNF’ed one of my review books. It just wasn’t for me and it’s my own fault – outside my normal reading zone and it just didn’t work – there was defo nothing wrong with it just ‘it’s me not you’ type of situation.
I’m either going to pick up the Julie Kagawa book next or You Let Me in.
It’s always tough to DNF especially when it’s a review book, I know what you mean though because sometimes I’ll read one that is outside my normal preferences just to see….it can be hit or miss. Hope you enjoy the Kagawa! I should be reading that one next month. 🙂