This Week in Reading: Is the ‘Slump’ Over?

Hello all and HAPPY JUNE! That’s right, we’ve made it to another month, let’s all remember to be kind to ourselves that we’ve made it through May because it was a tough one. ❤

Last week I spent a ton of time reading. Every spare moment I was reading! I stayed up late, I woke up early, I read at work (whoops) and pretty much whenever I could. I finished seven (wtf) books last week, 5 speculative fiction and 1 historical romance. Does this mean my ‘slump’ is over? Maybe? I think I’m just going to keep reading what I feel like for a while though, that seems to be doing the trick. It’s a shame because I do have an eARC that’s due this week too…but maybe I’ll be in the mood for it mid-week, who knows? 😀

I’m still in the middle or listening to Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst on audio. I had hoped to get further in with this one but I just didn’t spend a ton of time audiobooking–wasn’t in the mood tbh. But, what I’ve listened to so far I’ve very much enjoyed and am looking forward to continuing on with this one. I have a bit of a feeling I know the direction the story is going but we’ll see if I’m right. 🙂

In print I’m working my way through the Elemental Mysteries series by Elizabeth Hunter and am currently on The Force of Wind, book 3 in the series. This is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy series that is kind of like the love child of A Discovery of Witches and Twilight but….good? Okay, shade aside, I am really enjoying the series so far and I think the somewhat unique take on the vampires, having different ‘types’ that are associated with one of 4 elements (air, fire, water, earth), is really cool. (Now I’m wondering if I could get away with the first book for my ‘books about books’ r/fantasy bingo square as they spend so much time searching for lost books… hmmm.)

Like last week I’ll probably read some other things this week, it really all depends what I’m in the mood for and how much time I have. I’ll be going into the office 3 days this week (we’re still rotating for the next two weeks, thank goodness) so that may mean less time to get done things at home and still have time to read. Guess we’ll see! Maybe I’ll pick up my eARC or one of the other two books on this month’s TBR. What are you reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!

20 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Is the ‘Slump’ Over?

  1. Maryam (@thecurioussffreader) says:

    Wow, you did read A LOT, that’s amazing! I hope it means your slump is over, mood-reading is the best to get rid of a reading slump! 🙂
    My plan this week is to read Hexarchate Stories by Yoon Ha Lee, I’m about halfway through and I’m really enjoying it. It’s great to be back in this world! I also just finished the first chapter of Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, I’m too early on to have any opinions but I’m curious to see if I’m going to enjoy it or not. It looks like a very polarizing book.
    Have a good week! 🙂

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, I think I can only really do mood reading right now, so we’ll see how things go, hopefully I continue to read a lot. 🙂
      I keep meaning to check out some of Yoon Ha Lee’s work, I really need to get on that!
      Yeah, I hear you on the Muir, I’ve seen a lot of ‘I loved it’ or ‘this was terrible’ so….looking forward to your thoughts!
      Hope you have a great week, too!

      • Maryam (@thecurioussffreader) says:

        I love his Machineries of Empire trilogy, it’s one of my favorite space operas series. 😀
        I’m only 2 chapters into Gideon but I can see why the writing style could be a deal-breaker for some readers. It’s very snarky and kind of messy (I don’t mind it for now but it might annoy me after a while).
        Thanks! 🙂

      • waytoofantasy says:

        I think I have those in my TBR when they were all on sale a while back. I’ll have to bump them up.
        Looking forward to your final thoughts on Gideon then!

  2. Susy's Cozy World says:

    You did great!! And I am really curious about your current reads! I have heard interesting things about Race the Sands, but the urban fantasy /paranormal series seems so much interesting!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Race the Sands is shaping up to be an amazing read–there’s some interesting things happening plot-wise other than just the monster racing which was already pretty darn cool.
      Thanks!

  3. evelynreads1 says:

    Looks like you had a very good week! Enjoy your reading!
    I’m currently reading Small spaces and listening to An anonymous girl!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

  4. Tammy says:

    You are such a super reader, Lisa. I can only dream of finishing 2 books in a week, let alone SEVEN. I need some tips, lol😁 Have a good week!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thanks, it was pretty great all things considered. It’s tough to pick your next read sometimes–there’s so much good stuff out there! Hope you find something awesome. 🙂

  5. @lynnsbooks says:

    I hope your slump is now a thing of the past. 7 books is a good indication that that might be the case. My reading is also picking up. I’m reading Angel of Crows and enjoying it. Also Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough which I’ve nearly finished after one day and just in the middle of choosing my next audio – which I think will be Gideon the Ninth.
    Lynn 😀

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thanks, Lynn! This week seems to be going okay so far with reading so I’m crossing my fingers. 🙂
      Ooh, looking forward to your thoughts on Angel of Crows then. I’ve only seen one review so far so I’m looking for more opinions on that one before I commit. 🙂 Hope you enjoy Gideon!

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