I’M BACK, MY SLUMPY DAYS SEEM TO BE BEHIND ME, PRAISE BE. *crosses fingers*
I hope I didn’t just jinx myself haha. I finished FOUR books in the last week, all of them SFF. Thank goodness because I was starting to run light on reviews heh. I finished my reading for my HEA book club, read a book a fellow blogger recced to me, read the third book of The Others series by Anne Bishop, and finished off my audiobook. So this week I’m starting fresh (mostly–I may or may not be in the middle of reading a romance novel atm).
On the other hand, in the past week I finished ZERO books from my monthly TBR, ZERO ARCs (I now have 2 again), ONE book from my Twenty Books of Summer list and ZERO books from my r/fantasy Bingo Challenge. OH WELL. At least I’m having fun reading and that’s really what matters to me right now.
In an effort to get back on track my next audio will be Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko. Very much looking forward to checking this out because I’ve heard it’s pretty unique and weird and that appeals to me. Also, I haven’t read a ton of translated works and am trying to work on that as well. 🙂
In print I’m planning on reading (FINALLY) The Shores of Spain by J. Kathleen Cheney. This is the last book in this series and I’ve been wanting to read it for forever but it seems like I’m never quite in the mood for it, but this week I’m feeling good about it! Nothing like late Summer vibes to enjoy some sirens and selkies.
I don’t expect The Shores of Spain to be a long read for me so I’ll probably read at least one other print book this week but I’ll leave that to my mood. Maybe it will mean finishing that Martha Wells book that I put down or perhaps I’ll dig into one of my eARCs. Or it could be something else I’m in the mood for—I guess we’ll find out. What are you reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!
15 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: All Aboard the Reading Train–Choo Choo!”
H O O R A Y for the end of reading slumps – and hooray for reading whatever you fancy to get out of them.
I seem to have bounced back out of mine too, having inhaled Gideon the Ninth and now motoring through Tchaikovsky’s Doors of Eden. I’m even feeling brave enough to dual-read books for the first time this year (outside a reread read-along) – so I’ll be picking up S A Chakraborty’s Empire of Gold for a buddy read this week too.
Yes, I’m so glad, I just hope it holds because I feel like my slumpiness has been coming in going in waves. Right now I’m in a peak–let’s hope it’s a sustained one. 🙂
Glad you’re also out of your slump! Those both sound really great. I am super curious to see how you like Empire of Gold–I loooooved the series. Enjoy!
Congrats on finding your mojo! I’ve been trying to finish Ashes of the Sun but it’s going so slow for me. I’m determined to get through it this week, though.
Good luck, Tammy! It’s always tough when things are slow going. What I’ve been doing lately is just setting the ‘slow going’ books aside and then coming back to them when I’m more in the mood and that seems to be helping.
Glad to hear you’re beationg the slump! Enjoy your reading!
I’m currently reading Kingdom of Copper and really enjoying it!
Thanks, Evelyn! Can’t wait to see your final thoughts on that one, I know that book was quite a wild ride for me. 🙂
Yay!! So glad you’ve kicked your slump.
Thanks, me too! 🙂
YAY for the end of the reading slump!! 4 books is amazing!! i hope this week treats you well💜
Thanks, Kaya! So far, so good. 🙂
Well welcome back to you too! lol. Reading slumps suck. This is doubly true for book bloggers!
Yes, I haaaate slumps so much. Reading has been weird lately and mostly I’ve been okay but sometimes there’s a whole MOOD that happens.
That was pretty much my whole summer it feels like. The MOOD. lol
Hoorah to no more reading slumps.
I’m not doing too badly but still need to do some more catching up.
I think I’ve given up on catching up and I’m just going with the flow now haha. Good luck, Lynn!