I’ve got to be honest, when I opened up A Keyboard and an Open Mind to check how long it had been since my last post, I was surprised it had only been three months. In those three months, I’ve been in rehearsals for a production of HMS Pinafore, had COVID, had another non-COVID bad cold thing, finished booking a trip to Europe, and managed to continue at my day job despite our team being rather depleted at the moment (long story).
Often it’s felt like I haven’t been reading much, but in those three months, I’ve read another nineteen books, bringing my total for the year to forty-one. These nineteen books have all been three or four star reads – nothing terrible but also nothing really stand-out. I’m hoping for a five-star read soon!
I’ll just post the highlights below, but you can see the full list on my GoodReads 2022 Challenge Page.
PAST MONTHS’ READING HIGHLIGHTS:
- The Ghosts of Paris by Tara Moss (historical fiction – 4 stars)
- The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu (historical fantasy – 4 stars)
- All Systems Red by Martha Wells (sci-fi – 4 stars)
- This Is Not a Ghost Story by Andrea Portes (YA horror – 3.5 stars)
- Malice by Pintip Dunn (YA sci-fi – 3.5 stars)
In the interests of not fiddling around with this post forever, I’m skipping the usual Booktube and Bookstagram sections! To be honest, I haven’t been terribly active on either, especially Booktube. That’s something I don’t think I’ll get back to until 2023, and I’m okay with that!
Physical book: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Moreno-Garcia is an insta-buy author for me. Her books are all very different and I don’t always enjoy them but I love reading her takes on the horror genre mixed with aspects of her Mexican heritage.
Ebook: Nothing at the moment.
Audio book: The Mother Fault by Kate Mildenhall. This is an Australian near-future thriller and it’s quite slow, but I’m interested to see where it goes.
PLANNING TO READ NEXT:
It will likely be Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova. I’ve had this on my shelf for a long time, and it fit one of the prompts for October’s Whodunitathon perfectly!
What are you reading? 🙂