The last few months have been an interesting exercise. As I mentioned in my January wrap-up, my only goal for the year was to make reading more intentional. To read for pleasure and not make it a numbers game.
I’ve been doing pretty well on this front, but as it stands we’re a quarter through the year and I’ve only read 10 books. If I continue at that rate, that’s only 40 books for the year, compared with the 70+ I’ve read for the past several. Even as I tell myself this is totally fine, there’s still a part of me hoping that once daylight savings finishes this weekend, I’ll be more functional and I’ll be able to read faster.
Anyway. I’ll keep working on that. The other thing I’m hoping April might bring is more motivation to write reviews and enliven this blog a bit. In the meantime, here are the seven books I’ve read since my last wrap-up.
PAST MONTH’S READING:
- Fireborne by Rosaria Munda (YA fantasy – 4 stars)
- The Voyage of the Basilisk (Memoirs of Lady Trent #3) by Marie Brennan (fantasy – 3 stars)
- A Users’s Guide to Make-Believe by Jane Alexander (thriller/sci-fi – 2.5 stars)
- Doctor Who: Tales of Terror by various authors (sci-fi/short stories – 2.5 stars)
- Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (crime – 3 stars)
- The Lost Plot (the Invisible Library #4) by Genevieve Cogman (fantasy – 3 stars)
- Come Join Us by the Fire: Season 2 by various authors (horror/short stories – 4 stars)
I have a YouTube channel where I promote Australian books using the hashtag #AusReads, and also indulge my compulsion for signing up to readathons. Here are the latest videos:
FAVOURITE BOOKISH PHOTO:
To be honest, over February and March, my Instagram has been taken up by posts about my own writing rather than books I’ve been reading. So I’ll leave you with the cover reveal for my latest release, Enchanted Sleep, which you can buy here.
You can see all my bookish photos (plus some RL as well) on my Instagram.
Physical book: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. This is my first ever buddy read! The book is very well written but taking up a hell of a lot of my time! We’re nearly halfway through and things are starting to blow up in the Gentlemen Bastards’ faces. I can only imagine it’s going to get even worse as we go on.
Ebook: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. I started this for one of my book clubs and I’m enjoying it but it’s not my usual type of read, so it’s taking me a while.
Audio book: Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly is downloaded on my phone though I haven’t actually started it yet. I’ve had this author on my radar for a while now and I’m very much looking forward to her fairytale retellings!
PLANNING TO READ NEXT:
I’ve had Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd out from the library for literal months (yay for rolling renewals!) and I’m keen to finally start it. I read this author’s The Madman’s Daughter trilogy back around 2016 and I’m interested to see whether my tastes have changed and how this holds up in comparison.
What are you reading? 🙂