Happy Friday everyone! This has certainly been quite the week in the I Should Read That household! Not only did I wrap up my job yesterday, but the whole family is going on holiday tomorrow! I’m glad I have the day off today to work on my pre-holiday reads, actually go buy some holiday clothes and shoes, and get blog things in order before I go away.
Books I read
Shattermoon by Dominic Dulley
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertali (audiobook)
I read some great stuff this week. First of all, I finished up Shattermoon over the weekend and really enjoyed it! It’s a fun, plot-driven space opera that centers around heists and con artists. I’m participating in the blog tour, so keep an eye out for my review next week!
I devoured Every Heart a Doorway earlier this week as well, and it was absolute perfection. I had heard whispers about this book, but Shana from Bionic Book Worm wrote a magnificent review of it awhile back and I had to have it. I ended up asking for it and the two sequels for my birthday, and I wish I had bought them sooner! A review is forthcoming when I can put into words how much I loved this book.
Finally, I got around to the audiobook of Simon. Being part of the YA community and not reading this book was seriously making me feel left out. I don’t usually go in for contemporary young adult books (I hated being a teenager and I don’t really want to read about typical teenage problems), but it turned out to be one of the very few that worked for me. I get it now, you guys. I get why this book is so beloved.
Books I am currently reading
Ravencry by Ed McDonald
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
The Rising Storm by Ceri A. Lowe
There are some updates here, some old titles from last week. I’m slowly making progress on Spinning Silver, despite file issues, and am nearly halfway through! I’m absolutely loving it. I’m saving The Hazel Wood for holiday because I feel like I’ll absolutely devour it.
Onto books I am actually reading and making good progress on, I’m nearly halfway through The Rising Storm! It’s a pretty standard YA dystopia, but it’s such a compelling read and I’m really enjoying it so far. I’d really like to finish this before I leave for holiday, but I have a sneaking suspicion that won’t happen, so I’ll resume this in July.
The reason I’m probably not going to finish it before holiday is that my copy of Ravencry came in the other day and I need to read it before my blog tour post next week! I really loved Blackwing last year and have been looking forward to the sequel ever since.
Birthday book haul continued
The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French
A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston
The Fairy Tales of Angela Carter
Rotherweird by Andrew Caldercott
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
More birthday gift card books! Apparently the word ‘moderation’ doesn’t mean anything to me. There’s too many to talk about here individually, but I think I’m most excited for Murder Most Unladylike, Rotherweird, and Eleanor Oliphant. I have already read The Ocean at the End of the Lane — I’ve kickstarted my attempt to buy back all the books that I loved but had to get rid of when I moved to the UK.
The Quanderhorn Xperimentations by Andrew Marshall and Rob Grant
Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi
Retribution Road by Antonin Varenne
Where the Missing Go by Emma Rowley
Ravencry by Ed McDonald
Hey, what an amazing week for book post! All of these book, particularly Summerland, look so amazing!
The Corset by Laura Purcell
I absolutely loved The Silent Companions and was so thrilled to hear Laura Purcell was writing another standalone novel. This isn’t out until September, but I might sneak this up the TBR pile!
That’s it for this post! I have a couple of things scheduled in for next week, but I don’t know what my wi-fi situation will be while I’m away. I hope you guys don’t miss me too much.
How was your week in books? Did you read anything good? Are you going away on holiday? Let me know!