This month I have quite a few books that I would like to get through. Some for read-a-longs and others for review. I have a backlog of books for review that I am going to make my priority this month.
This was my original TBR that I had posted to my Instagram the other day. I am currently halfway through The Knife of Never Letting Go but as I mentioned in my WWW Wednesday post yesterday, I am going to set this one to the side for now. I have 3 read-a-longs/buddy reads this month: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover with the Bibliophile Gathering Goodreads group, Game by Barry Lyga with Shelbie @ Lu-Lu’s Rants and Reads, and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell with Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm and Shelbie @ Lu-Lu’s Rants and Reads. An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir will probably be pushed back a month because I have a lot to get through this month now.
I want to start reading Perfect Days by Raphael Montes immediately after I finish my current eARC because it will be published in about 2 weeks. It sounds really awesome! I won a copy through Shelf Awareness. I also recently won an ARC of Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace from Epic Reads. This one was published in January but I am really excited to read it!
In September, I won a copy of The Symbolism and Sources of Outlander through LibraryThing but I still haven’t read it yet so I am going to really make an effort to read that one soon. Last month I won a finished copy of Never Tear Us Apart by Monica Murphy through LibraryThing for review. This one sounds really good so I’m looking forward to reading it.
Then I have 3 more eARCs to read through for the year. I have a few other pending requests but I’m not holding my breath on those. I am really excited for all three of these!
And next month when I head to California for the Shattered Blue event I mentioned in my spotlight post on Monday, I will be meeting Kristen Hunt, author of Blonde Eskimo, so I hope to be able to fit that one in before I meet her out there.
I know I won’t be able to finish all of these but I hope to make some good progress on them, especially the ARCs and books for review so I don’t have to worry about them.
WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words.
Each week we answer the following three questions:
-What have you recently finished reading?
-What are you currently reading?
-What are you reading next?
Despite the number of books that I finished in the past week, I was disappointed with half of them so it wasn’t as great of a week as it may look. November 9 by Colleen Hoover was AMAZING! It literally blew my mind and I can’t wait to do the Maybe Someday readalong with the Bibliophile Gathering Goodreads group next month! My audiobook reads were also great. The Fellowship of the Ring was a reread for me and the only part I didn’t like about the narration was the narrator’s singing voice haha. The Return of the Native I have never read before but I started it the day that Alan Rickman passed away because he narrated it and I needed to hear his voice.
Onto the disappointments… Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics was a book that I had been looking forward to reading since October. I won it in a giveaway, which is good because I ended up not liking it at all. Even though it is a really short book, it was torture trying to get through it. Same thing with Nirvana. It was just a weird, confusing book. I didn’t like it. And Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict… not so good.
Currently I have some great reads going on! I just started the audio reread of The Two Towers (which is my personal favorite of the trilogy). I also started The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. It is my second book written by Ness. So far I’m a little confused by the setting but I’m barely into the book yet. The Passenger by Lisa Lutz is my current eARC read via NetGalley. So far it’s promising. *Last week I said I was going to start Betrayed by Lynn Carthage as my eARC but for whatever reason it doesn’t display every other page on my Kindle Fire so I started The Passenger. It does display properly on my phone app so I will still be able to read it.* And I have made a little progress on Under The Dome by Stephen King. Erica and I aren’t making this book a priority since it is so big. Taking it slow and steady.
And up next I have a few review copies to catch up on since I will have completed my January TBR with The Knife of Never Letting Go. I won Never Tear Us Apart and The Symbolism and Sources of Outlander through LibraryThing for review. And I won Perfect Days through Shelf Awareness for review. I’m excited to read all of these.
What have you been reading lately?