This Week in Reading: Things Are Still Chaos, but I’m Reading!

Hello all! Here in the United States today is a national holiday, Labor Day, so I have off work. Of course our contractor decided to work today so I only had one free day this entire three-day weekend where I could relax (Sunday) and that was catching up on chores and blogging. Weeeeeeee! (I’ve not *quite* snapped yet, but I’m sure it’s coming…)

Good news is that even though things felt slow going I still managed to finish three books over the past week, all SFF although two were fantasy romances because that’s the kind of mood I’m in. One was a queer romantic historical fantasy featuring a vampire so it basically ticked all my boxes and it was sooooooo good.

This week I’m planning on concentrating on my September TBR pile. Last week I started Peace Talks by Jim Butcher (finally!) in audio. It’s good to be back in the world of Dresden although I’ll be honest I’m not so far in yet so the rest of the book remains to be seen. Looking forward to how this one shakes out.

In print I’m starting The Many-Coloured Land by Julian May. I’ve had this one in my TBR for a long, long time. I don’t know much about it but I think that’s sometimes the best way to dive into a series, right? No expectations here. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hoping I can get to another book or two this week as well, I’m trying to do some reading for October reviews. I’m planning a Halloween theme for the month–it should be fun! We’ll see how my plans turn out though haha. Hope you all have a fantastic week! What are you reading? Leave a note in the comments, I love to chat!

19 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Things Are Still Chaos, but I’m Reading!

  1. JonBob says:

    I read the first Dresden book a few months and enjoyed it a lot; I really should dive back into the series soon!

    I just finished Mexican Gothic over the weekend and feel like my psyche might never recover haha. About a quarter of the way through Laura Lamโ€™s Goldilocks now and enjoying it enough, though thereโ€™s something I havenโ€™t quite put my finger on yet thatโ€™s keeping me from really *loving* it.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Dresden is a lot of fun, I read all of the series that was out a couple of years ago over the course of a year. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’ve heard so many great things about Mexican Gothic, I really want to read that one. Have a great week!

  2. Tammy says:

    It’s hard to believe we’re already looking ahead to October, right? I need to concentrate on my September pile but there are some October books I’m very excited for๐Ÿ˜ Have a good week, Lisa!

  3. dinipandareads says:

    The Dresden Files sounds so familiar but I have no idea where I’ve heard/seen it mentioned before… Are there are a lot of books in this series? A Halloween themed October sounds like it’ll be fun! If not for my fear of frightening things, I think I’d love to do a more themed month. I think I’ll probs end up doing an ARC-tober month (is that even a thing) coz I have so many still lol

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I think there’s 16 books to the series? I read all of them except the current one over the course of a year, one or two a month. They’re really fast reads. It’s probably the most popular urban fantasy series out there. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Most of my Halloween stuff will be in name only, I don’t like a lot of scary stuff either. Expect reviews for vampire romances and the like haha.

      ARC-tober sounds productive–good luck!

  4. Susy's Cozy World says:

    A Halloween theme sounds fun! I think I would let October free of TBR, themes and things because on September I am taking part in Self-Pub Fantasy Month and in November I would try for Sci-fi month so I need some time off, so to speak…
    But yesterday I have started, and finished, the first book in The Vampire Knitting Club! I have to really thank you for the recommendation!!!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, I think the reason I didn’t do sci-fi month or the Self-pub month for Sept is because I just came off of Twenty Days of Summer and wanted to do something fun for October–it’s hard to do everything! So I get it. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Oh, it sounds like you enjoyed it then. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad to put the word out there, it’s a fun series!

  5. @lynnsbooks says:

    I cannot believe how quickly this year is flying by. I sometimes think books have strange magical time travelling abilities that make our lives hurtle forward at a ridiculous pace.
    Lynn ๐Ÿ˜€

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