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I am reading ALL THE BOOKS! I’ve managed to find myself 21 books ahead of schedule on my Goodreads challenge, and I’m doing pretty well on my readathons and challenges right now. I’m also getting a lot of reviews typed up, which will come in handy if I do go through yet another reading slump at some point.
- His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik – This turned to be absolutely delightful! This is set during the Napoleonic wars, but it has a dragon air-force involved! I adored Temeraire, the dragon, and the close bond he has with Laurence his handler. Definitely a new favorite of mine.
- All Systems Red by Martha Wells – This wasn’t as enjoyable as I had hoped it would be, but it was still really good. I love the idea of an AI with social anxiety and who is capable of destroying people but chooses to binge watch tv instead.
- Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire – This is an adult fantasy centered around the kids who are typically the main characters in portal fantasy and what happens when they come back to our world. It’s a wonderful mix of fantasy and grimdark elements, and I really loved it!
- The Stand by Stephen King – This book is entirely too long. It doesn’t help that I have people constantly telling me how fantastic it is. I am finally over 50% of the way done, I think I have about 300 pages left and the bare minimum has happened. I am all character development, but this is entirely too much. It’s making want to never read another King book, to be honest, but I’ll probably go to the next read (The Long Walk) and decide if I need to bow out of this venture.
- The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers – This is my book club’s pick for Aug/Sept. I need to get to this soon so I can get the discussion questions ready to go ahead of time.
- The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang – I have put this one on hold until I can get The Stand finished. One big book at a time.
- The Sky Woman by J.D. Moyter – I was just approved for this one and it has a somewhat close release day so this one is a priority. It sounds pretty good and deals with anthropology as well which is fun!