Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s November already. The last several months feel like they have passed by in a bit of a blur. Yesterday was Halloween. We didn’t have many kids come around trick or treating but we did dress up to hand out candy anyway. I had a busy weekend of house projects, a low-key Halloween get together at a friends, carving pumpkins, and reading. But before that I did make it out to the local speculative fiction author event on Wednesday, Charm City Spec. It was a small event but I saw some authors that I’ve come to know from other local events and it was nice to see book people in person again! I would say about 70% or so of the people there were authors LOL. It was a good time though and the readings were fantastic. Suprisingly enough I didn’t buy any books for myself, just one for my husband. He really liked John Appel’s reading so he bought his book and got him to sign it. Also, Tessa Gratton read from the beginning of Strange Grace which made me want to read it all over again so I may have to do that soon. 🙂
Last week I read two and a half books! I read Well Matched, the latest contemporary Romance by Jen DeLuca that takes place in Maryland at a Renaissance Fair. I also read Paladin’s Grace by T. Kingfisher. Oh, I don’t know why I put off reading that one for a while because it was sooooo good. Have a feeling I’ll be reading the sequels soon. I also started Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson and I’m really enjoying it so far.
Books I received this past week: Verspertine! Also I got my special tenth anniversary owlcrate edition of The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater only they accidentally left out the signed page in my copy so they’re sending me a replacement. No picture of that one because I’ve been lazy but will include one next time. I think I have at least one book coming in the mail Tuesday as pre-orders continue to roll in.
This week I plan on finishing Verspertine. I don’t think it will take me long to read, I’m already a quarter of the way through it and I have mostly finished up my current reorganizing project so I will have some free time this week before I decide to dive into a new room (doing the living room next–that should be interesting). I’m also low-key re-reading The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard on audio. Really wanted to re-read that because it’s been a while and I have the sequel which I want to get to eventually but I couldn’t quite recall all the details from the first book. This may take me a bit because I don’t spend a lot of time on audio these days. Not sure what else I may check out this week as I’m sort of going where my mood takes me.
What are you reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!
12 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Happy November!”
I want to read Vespertine. I’m currently reading Survive the Night by Riley Sager and The City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. I’m not very far into either of them so I don’t really have much of an opinion yet.
I’m enjoying Vespertine so far! Those both sound good. I always keep meaning to read more Cassandra Clare. Hope you enjoy!
Vespertine is definitely a quick read, but fun! Oh man, House of Shattered Wings has been on my TBR FOREVER. One day….
I’m enjoying Vespertine so far. 🙂
House of Shattered Wings is so interesting! It’s definitely a dark fantasy, but in a good way.
Have a great week!
I need to read Vespertine soon – I look forward to reading your thoughts.
Hopefully I can get a chance to finish it this week but I’m really loving it so far.
Very behind on the times, but Vespertine was so good! Had me crying over a demonic character again at the end, which I should have expected, but alas, I was not quite ready for how much I was going to adore the revenant.
I really loved Vespertine although I do think Sorcery of Thorns remains my favorite for now. I’m curious to see where she goes with the 2nd book in this duology. I LOOOOOVED the demon. But of course I also loved the demon in SoT so. She just makes them so lovable somehow lol.
Wait–Vespertine is a duology?! How did I not know this!!!!! OH MY GODS!
Someone somewhere said it was a duology and I am hoping that is correct because I need more. Although I could see how it also has an ending with the way things left off here as well. I can’t find where I had read that at right now.