Thursday, July 19, 2018

Currently Reading + A Few Books I Plan to Read

I thought it might be nice to take some time to talk about some books I'm currently reading and those that I'm planning to pick up within the next few weeks. Of course, this only a small, tentative sample of books I know I'm going to be reading, but since I'm such a mood reader I'm sure many other unexpected and forgotten books will be thrown in there somewhere. :)

Currently Reading:
Vox by Christina Dalcher
This is a pretty weird dystopian-type novel with the basic premise that woman are only allowed to speak one hundred words a day. There's obviously more to it, but that's the main feature. It's definitely interesting and I am enjoying it, but I also have some issues with it. Regardless, I think it's a great discussion starter. I should probably finish this one today, though, as it's a fairly short book. 
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson
This is a self-published review request and I am absolutely loving it. This is some grimdark fantasy that lives up to the name, but has me completely hooked so far. I'm almost halfway through this one and am dying to see where the story goes.
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Jerusalem by Alan Moore
I'm reading this one from June-August and I just passed the halfway mark the other day! I am really impressed by how much I'm actually enjoying most of this book? I expected it to be much more difficult to read, but it's surprisingly accessible and fairly interesting (though definitely rambling!)
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
This one is a re-read that I'm doing along r/fantasy for a read-a-long. I already love this book so re-reading it is just making me appreciate it that much more!
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Peace and Turmoil by Elliot Brooks
I'm in the middle of beta reading for this book right and am really enjoying it! The author is Elliot Brooks and she is incredible--you should definitely check her out on Booktube (and keep an eye out for when her book comes out in 2019!)

To be Read:


The Tower of Living and Dying by Anna Smith Spark
This came in the mail last week and I'm beyond excited! I loved The Court of Broken Knives and can't wait to experience Anna Smith Spark's beautiful prose once again.
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

ODY-C, Vol. 1: Off to Far Ithaca by Matt Fraction, Christian Ward
This is a graphic novel that is apparently a gender-flipped Odyssey retelling set in space. I've heard it's super weird and not for everyone, but I must read all things Odyssey-inspired and this looks insane (in the best way!) and I can't wait to read it.
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

City of Kings Rob J. Hayes
This is another self-published review request that I'm really looking forward to reading! I've heard pretty much nothing but great things about Rob J. Hayes also, so that makes me even more excited.
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Melokai by Rosalyn Kelly
This is yet another self-published review request (and there are still more! I just can't say to no how good all of these sound) that I am thrilled to start. It was pitched to me as "a Game of Thrones meets Kushiel’s Dart set in a ruthless land ruled by women." Uh, yes!?
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Blood of the Gods by David Mealing
I'm just really excited to finally continue this series that I have somehow still seen practically no one talking about. If you've read Soul of the Wold, let me know!
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Munmun by Jesse Andrews
I've had this checked out from the library for far too long and I keep renewing and I'm starting to run out of renews, so, uh, I guess I should maybe actually read it? I'm fabulous at procrastinating when it comes to library books (even when I'm excited to read them!).
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
I didn't expect this one to come in from my library so soon since I was super low on a long waitlist, but somehow it came in over the weekend and now I only have another week-and-a-half to read it. I guess I'm picking this one up next!
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Have you read any of these books? What books are you planning to read soon?

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  1. Melokai sounds pretty awesome with a pitch like that?? The Tower of Living & Dying looks nice too, love that cover!

    Jacqueline Carey is on my list to try to, one of these days.

  2. I;ve heard great things about A Reaper at the Gates! Enjoy!!

  3. I was thinking about requesting Vox, but I'm sort of over the "oppressed women" trope for now. I cant wait to read your review, though!

  4. Vox is one I'm looking to start sometime in the next week or so. I'm curious to see what I think of it.