This Week in Reading: Back?

Hi all. Thanks for all the condolences and well wishes, much appreciated. The last week has been a little tough emotionally but reading has helped! I wound up finishing four books – three YA fantasy novels (ebook) and one adult fantasy novel (audio). I started and finished both Crush and Covet by Tracy Wolff–these books are so silly but also really fun! I am HOOKED.

I’m finding it a little tough to focus on adult fantasy at the moment but I’m going to try and make a go of it again this week. And I’m finally getting to my May TBR! I am going to try and get back into blogging (again) but we’ll see how it goes. Hopefully well!

I made zero progress on The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri. It’s a good story! I think I’m just…not in the right mood for it right now? Nevertheless I’m going to try and crack this one back open again this week and see if I can’t get it done.

For audio I started The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons. I somehow forgot how fun this story is! It’s so filled with humor. Also, I really appreciated the clever recap for book one at the beginning because I needed that. This is a long one so I expect to be reading it *a while*.

In print for physical books I’ll be starting Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Very much looking forward to this one! I’ve heard some mixed things but I do think it will wind up being something I’ll enjoy. Hoping anyway!

That’s my plan for this week but I don’t know if it will go the way I like, I guess we’ll see where my mood takes me. I have high hopes that I can get back into normal reading soon because I have things I need to get caught up on! What are you reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!

15 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Back?

  1. Mary Drover says:

    It took me a second to get into Gods of Jade & Shadow because Moreno-Garcia was clearly trying for a stylized form of writing that fit with the cultural setting of the book, and while it works beautifully, and I love it so much, it took me a bit to settle into that and realize that that was what was happening. Even when I read Mexican Gothic, I was thrown for a bit of a loop because the style of writing was so different from Jade & Shadow, but it really just goes to show how talented of a writer Moreno-Garcia is that she can pull off different styles so well. Overall, though, I adored Jade & Shadow, and I can’t wait to read more by her!

    I’m FINALLY finishing up my King of Scars reread today, and while I’d love to immediately dive into Rule of Wolves, I also need a break from fantasy, so I’m hoping to finally crack into Yolk by Mary HK Choi this week.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I just read the first couple of pages and I see what you mean but I also LOVE the prose. I guess the rest remains to be seen haha! This is my first of her works so it will be interesting to see how it goes (although I do have another in my TBR and one on the way as well…).

      Looking forward to seeing what you think of Yolk–I liked the other one that you recced to me. Her writing feels so contemporary.

  2. @lynnsbooks says:

    I find that reading definitely helps – and so go with whatever mood you’re in and don’t force books that aren’t working.
    Four books is fantastic πŸ˜€
    Lynn πŸ˜€

  3. Zezee says:

    Ditto Lynn. Reading certainly helps sometimes but don’t force it.
    I’ve been telling myself that Silvia Moreno-Garcia might become my next fav author, so I’d like to read Gods of Jade and Shadow too at some point.
    I’m currently hooked on Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold.

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