This Week in Reading: Slow Going Once Again

Well, this past week I just wasn’t that much in the mood for reading it seems. I did finish one book–the new historical romance from Courtney Milan!–and made some small progress on others. Part of it was mood (being hit hard with depression as we’re going into Fall as per usual), part of it was being busy (more chaos at the house due to renovation stuff), part of it was pure exhaustion (why am I always so tired lately?), part of it was just needing some time to veg out and do nothing (when I wasn’t working on organizing things over the weekend I was binge watching a Kdrama).

Anywho.

Maybe this week will be better for reading, maybe it won’t. I guess we’ll see what happens.

I didn’t make a huge amount of progress on Dracula’s Child by J. S. Barnes so far, but what I’ve read I’ve loved! It’s creepy and feels very much in tone with the original work. Plus! It’s also epistolary!

In audio I’m about halfway through A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan. This is so different! It’s kind of slice of life? Or just…stories of the lives of several generations of women in this family passing on their magic down the line. They’re all so different and interesting in their own ways.

I also started The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi last week. This is a YA fantasy and I’m enjoying it so far. I started it before I finished my other print book because it’s due back at the library soon.

That’s it for this week’s reading! I’m hoping I make better headway. If nothing else, I should definitely be able to finish up the audiobook and move on to my next one–The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco. πŸ™‚ What are you reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!

21 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Slow Going Once Again

  1. Tammy says:

    I have to say, I’ve now read three books by Louisa Morgan and A Secret History of Witches is my least favorite. I gave it 4 stars but wow, her other two books blow it out of the water! Have a good week😁

  2. Mary Drover says:

    I’m so curious about Dracula’s Child! It’s been showing up on my feed quite a bit, and I may have to give into the subliminal messaging and just check it out. I’m hopefully reading two Shirley Jackson books this book. They’re so short, I should be able to read them in a single sitting, and then I’ll be making excellent progress on my Halloween TBR!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      So far it’s got that Dracula feeling, it’s a good mimic of the tone and style of the original from what I remember (it’s been years).
      Oooh, Shirley Jackson–I’ve only read The Lottery by her but I do have one of her novels in my TBR. Maybe….. πŸ€”
      Good luck with your TBR!

      • Mary Drover says:

        I just started The Haunting of Hill House last night, and while literally nothing scary has happened yet, I had to run through my house and then jump onto my bed because her style of writing just sets a chill deep in my bones and makes me want to hide. So I definitely recommend checking out more!

  3. evelynreads1 says:

    I hope you have a great reading month!
    I’m currently reading Lodestar and listening to Tools of Engagement!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

  4. @lynnsbooks says:

    It’s funny how we’re all affected differently by the seasons. I’m a December child so I always like the darker nights and the feel of oncoming autumn.
    Hope you’re having a good week and the renovations are moving along well.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

  5. JonBob says:

    I’m still reading The Affair of the Mysterious Letter (lighthearted lesbian Sherlock Holmes reimagining in a really bizarre, fun setting). The Halloween bug hasn’t hit me quite yet, I just wanna read nice, joyful stories at the mo. Maybe the horror vibe will strike soon. Hope you start feeling better ty is week too πŸ™‚

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Oh, that sounds like an interesting book! Might have to look into it myself.
      I usually get hit with the Halloween bug pretty early because it’s my favorite holiday! But I’m not reading a ton of horror myself, mostly horror adjacent haha. πŸ˜€ Thanks! Hope you have a great week. πŸ™‚

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