Reading inbox-outbox: Week of 5 October

Sorry for the late post… I had this almost done and then forgot to post it yesterday. I had a big swim meet this weekend and was competing all day Saturday and Sunday. But now I’m back. So, here’s my recap of last week’s reading…

Inbox (books acquired)

  • The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (Kindle) — This was a Book Riot deal of the day. I haven’t read the first book in the series yet, but I own it and I’m definitely going to read it before the movie (with Emma Watson!) comes out and it definitely sounds like it has all the elements of fantasy stories I love. So, I figured I might as well also own the sequel…
  • Ash by Malinda Lo (Kindle) — This was another Book Riot deal of the day, and I got it for $1.99. I don’t know anything about this book except the description and reviews on Amazon. It sounds like it’s a riff on Cinderella with a girl/girl romance that appears to have reviewers either loving or hating this book. I have no idea what to expect, but I’ve heard she’s a great author, so I’m going with that.
  • Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds (Kindle) — I have been wanting to read this since the release date, but the price was WAY too high for a novella. When I saw that it went on sale for $3.99 and I pounced (and squeeed). I now must find a way to squeeze this in to my carefully laid end of year reading plans… (why do I plan again? next year, no planning.)
  • Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg (signed, special edition hardcover) — My Powell’s Indiespensible shipment arrived and this was the feature book this month. It’s not something I’d heard of and it didn’t sound like something I would normally pick up to read. But, after I read the interview with the author, included in the box, I was much more interested in reading this book. Still… my TBR is pretty full for the rest of this year, so I probably won’t get to it until 2016…
  • Tuesday Nights in 1980 by by Molly Prentiss (advance review copy, paperback) — This also arrived in the Indiespensible shipment. Another lit-fic book that I wouldn’t probably otherwise have read, but the jacket copy makes it sound like I might enjoy it. This won’t be published until April of next year. So, I have plenty of time to read this before its release date…

Outbox (books finished)

  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (Kindle) — Oh man, I loved this book. Rainbow Rowell just writes some damn fine romance. This is her first fantasy book and I just love her take on fantasy and magic. It’s written with all the respect of someone who obviously reads/loves the genre, but is still able to poke fun at some of the tropes and trends. After I finished it, I just wanted to go back and read it again. Definitely buying a hardcover copy to shelve on my “favorites” shelf next to Fangirl. ❤

Queue (what I’m reading next)

  • Well, I didn’t make it very far into Count of Monte Cristo (and neither did my friend), so we’re pushing the schedule back a week.
  • I did start All the Light We Cannot See and the writing is just so good. It’s a “war book.” So I didn’t think I would like it. But, the first few chapters are sucking me in. So we’ll see how that goes… I think I’m going to trade off between this and the Count…
  • And at some point I need to get back to My Brilliant Friend

Hope you are enjoying your week! Happy reading!

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