So. I’m really loving just mood reading. The only problem I’ve run into so far is that on Sunday night I wasn’t quite sure what I was in the mood for next but that problem was quickly solved. I don’t know if having a lot of books around to choose from is a help or a hinderance…lol. Since the last update I’ve read two novels and four volumes of manga. Not bad! Especially considering how busy I’ve been–I spent almost all day Saturday working on blog stuff and then Sunday I spent several hours cleaning my house. (Of course, there was a holiday in there as well…). Anyway, I’m really happy with the amount of reading I’ve been able to get done.
In audio I’m still making my way through Borne by Jeff VanderMeer. This book brings the weird and I’m loving it. I’m about halfway through and it’s all very strange and intriguing and I can’t wait to see where the rest of the story goes. I read a lot of this over the weekend while cleaning, I hope to finish it up by the end of the week and maybe start on a new audio for December.
Mood reading has brought me to The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. I’ve been looking forward to reading this one for a while now but the mood has never struck me until, well, now. I really love Klune’s work and I’ve heard so many great things about this book–I know I’m going to love it. My hopes are high!
I think that about sums it up. If I manage to finish these off early then I’m sure I’ll find something else in my TBR to pull from. What are you reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!
16 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Mood Reading Continues to be the Best”
I’ll wait to know what you would think of Klune’s book. I have never read anything by this author but I have some books on my TBR and I hope to start soon!!
I’m only a little ways in so far but really enjoying it! HIs writing here is a little different from the other two books I’ve read by him but it feels…more mature somehow. I think this is going to be an amazing book. 🙂
I’ve been trying to get to Klune’s book for months, but oddly I haven’t been in the mood for it. I think I’m worried it will be *too* sweet, for some reason. I’m so curious to hear what you think!
Yeah, I wasn’t in the mood for it either even though it’s one I’d really been looking forward to! Luckily, the mood struck me (finally). So far it’s not too sweet, but I’m only 60-odd pages in so we’ll see how things progress. 🙂
I’ve never read a Klune book but I’m definitely interested. Looking forward to seeing what you think of it. I’m having oral surgery today to remove a wisdom tooth as well as the tooth beside it so depending on how much pain I’m in depends on how much reading I get done. I’m hoping to finish Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco. I only have 100 pages left.
Oh, well my first Klune was Wolfsong which I LOOOOOOVED. He has a great mix of humor and feelings and action and everything in that one. This book definitely feels different and yet somehow still Klune.
Good luck with your surgery! I hope it goes well.
I’m really curious about that one, I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on it.
Glad you’re enjoying you rmood reading! I really want to read The House in the Cerulean Sea as well, I’ve only heard amazing things, so high expectations haha!
Thanks, Evelyn! It’s been great. I’m really loving The House in the Cerulean Sea so far. I also have super high expectations for it haha. 🙂
Borne is a very unusual book but it really worked well for me – and the ending is good.
I’m enjoying it so far. It’s my brand of weird I guess LOL! 🙂
Mood reading for the definite win. That’s definitely a mood right now 😅 I’m so happy to know that it led you to The House in the Cerulean Sea though because that book… Is amazing! I really hope you’re enjoying it ❤️
I’m really loving it so far, it’s such a wonderful book and I’m laughing a lot too–Klune writes humor so well.
I’m curious to see what you think of Borne! I picked up A Peculiar Peril earlier this year, and I’ve been wanting to dive into it, but it’s such a big tome that I keep ending up with smaller ones. I’m hoping to read Two Towers this week so I can get my review up in time for next week, and then it’s onto Return of the King!
I’m enjoying Borne so far–it’s very weird so very much living up to my expectations. In some ways it reminds me a bit of Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake but VanderMeer’s playfulness comes through.
Oh, that sounds fun! Nothing like spending time with one of your ultimate faves. 🙂
Reading Shadow of a Dead God right now, which is like someone mashed a hard-boiled detective crime thriller into a fantasy book. Pretty good so far! Then it’s probably Silvered Serpents time….
Huh, that one sounds fairly intriguing.
I’m also reading Silvered Serpents at the moment. I’m multi-tasking my books (aka reading a million books at once LOL)