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Last week I didn’t give myself a TBR. I’ve been in such a mood reading funk, that giving myself a list might not have actually done any good haha. I did a lot of reading as usual, but will admit to not really loving most the books I read. Perhaps part of my problem is that I still can’t get over All for the Game and Captive Prince…
Last week I read 11 books and DNF 1.
From Weekly or Monthly TBR — ✌
Novella/ short story – 🌱
Graphic novel – 💥
ARC – 🐲
Kindle Unlimited – 🍰
- A Life of Shadows 🤞, A Heart of Shame, A Nature of Conflict, & An Echo of Darkness by Kristen Banet 🍰
I read the first book early in the week for a group read and liked it enough that I wanted to continue, which I did on Saturday. It isn’t a fantastic series, but it can be entertaining and… yeah. One book left in the series.
- Raze by Tillie Cole 🍰
- A Local Habitation and An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire
I decided to give this series another try… I’m still on the fence about it really. There are parts I really like (Tybalt, Quentin, some of the humor), but some of it drags or gets tedious. I think I’ll give it one more book.
But through all the books above I did have these four 5 star books this week.
- Sin & Salvation by K.F. Breene 🍰
This series is fantastic and I’m so glad that it seems like it will either be continuing or be getting a spin-off.
- Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong
I’m finally caught up in this series and it sucks 😢 I want more! These are the types of thrillers that make searching for them through the rough worth it.
- Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan 🐲
LOVE LOVE LOVE. It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, but I’m so excited for book 2.
- Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren 🐲
Heavy handed? A bit, but damn I really liked this book and it FLEW.
»Did Not Finish
With great sadness, I DNF PERfunctory afFECTION at about 39%. I wanted so much to love this book, but it didn’t work out for me.
Kushiel’s Dart is one I started earlier in the week, but haven’t picked up since. It’s been recommended to me twice — once by a friend IRL, so I’m trying to give it a shot. But friends, the writing style is annoying me?
I can handle omniscience past tense in small doses or when being cryptic, but I’m almost 100 pages in and it’s been the entire time. “If I had only known then…” and “I should have…” and “When I told him this later we laughed…” — totally rubbing me the wrong way. I do want to give it at least one more go though…
In order to keep myself more accountable with my ARCs, I’m sharing my feedback and recent approvals once a week.
Feedback Ratio: 86%
360 Approved | 309 Feedback Sent
Netgalley Recently Approved:
I’m trying to be pickier since I’m so far behind with ARCs
- The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young (Pub. date: Sept. 3rd)
I loved Sky in the Deep so I’m excited to give this author’s next book a shot!
Past the Publication (I’m Late!):
Read one, add two…
So, I should finish up the Redemption Saga. I’ll probably read that first to get it done…
After that I really should read The Goal since I’ve had it out from the library for AGES. Other than those I really don’t know what I want to read. Honestly, I’m not truly looking forward to reading those two, I just know I should.
Hmmm I feel like reading something that will hook me in and get me emotional involved… i don’t know like a romantic suspense or something. I really want to care about the characters…
We’ll see what happens. I might just pick an ARC at random and try it out.