I know I promised a review of City of Wolves, but, well, I started reading some short stories for flavor and got distracted. Plus, I didn’t need the extra anger that book brings up in me (seriously, ladies fainting over stomachs,
SHE’S A FUCKING WERE–)
Anyway. My current to read lists, in case anyone’s curious, has read/is reading these, and/or wants to share Thoughts! on them. (All links affiliate to Amazon, so pls help out if you’re interested.)
I’ve been reading some of the short freebies that are taking up space on my tablet. Some of these have been considerably Not Short, which is because my attention span has not been what it used to (pain and life and kitten, oh my!). But now I’m moving myself back up to longer novels.
The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan
(This one is free, so super get on it if you haven’t.)
So, I stumbled into Milan’s historical romances with a free copy of A Right Honorable Gentleman and, oh gosh, my tiny romantic asexual heart. Adult adults who are clearly attracted to each other but also, like, adults and just… gosh! So now I’m hooked. I figure it’s a good starting length, too, to get me back into longer reads.
Santa Muerte by Lucina Stone (print edition)
Oh gosh, since I read about this book (and then saw Read Diverse Books’s review and interview with Lucina), I’ve been dying to get to it. Finding, reclaiming, and connecting to my roots and myths has been very important to me, and a priority lately. I’m really excited to read this (death and heritage, it me).
Dark Voyage by Helen Susan Swift (print edition)
So, I ordered this book (print & e-book to get Matchbook price because this is who I am), but, I won’t lie, I genuinely don’t remember why I wanted it. It sounds super interesting, and I’m jazzed to read it, but I’m going with no radar, folks. This should be a fun journey.
Bro, I have so many of these to read. Like, a whole frightening pile of books to read, and a brand new order I just placed because, like bubblewrap, I must… have… more.
OK, so I just–just–finished Fadeout by Joseph Hansen (e-book) and omg, I cannot recommend it enough. I’m gonna write a full review on it and you will all be happy to know that for once I can and will say something nice about a book (I’m just picky, OK?). Just… go to your library and check it out. It’s the first book of the series and you will definitely want more.
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (e-book, altho it’s $2 more than the hardcover, so)
I got this from the Book of the Month club (impressively their pick for me too, so we are starting to get to know one another). It’s been interesting. The blurb reminded me of some of the Icelandic mysteries I’ve been collecting, so I thought I’d check it out. I’ll probably do a real review of this one once I finish it, but for now I’m still trying to get to and through it.
I have some books coming
tomorrow today, as I type this at 4 in the morning, and I know that’ll change what comes after these two. I’m thinking of jumping into the Serafina series as they should be getting here and I have a very strong love for middle grade fiction (and they might be a nice change of pace from DEATH AND MURDER just kidding I love it).
So that’s where I’m at for now. One of these days I’ll put up my full TBR list (and probably make it a sticky so we can all see if progress is made, hahaha *sobs*).
I have some books to sell or trade.
- Pushkin Press edition of Bullfight by Yasushi Inoue (accidentally got two, so this is a completely new unread version)
and two Civil War history books
- Bloody Spring by Joseph Wheelan
- History Channel’s The Civil War by Dennis and Peter Gaffney
The history books I’m especially up for trade for, particularly if anyone has any books about WWI soldiers in Europe (as opposed to American “swoop in and save the day” books).
Hopefully Monday we’ll have my next review up, a mini review series on Megan Derr’s free books, and by the end of the week I should have written up my City of Wolves review.
Hope you’re all having a good weekend and happy reading!