Weekly Reading Wrap-Up: 18 January 2019

Happy Friday! This week has had lots of ups and downs, and I’m so glad it is Friday. It has been a great week for books, in contrast to the first few weeks of the year when I was really struggling to finish things and didn’t love the books I had read. I participated in our second installment of the Off the Grid readathon and managed to read most of the TBR I set for myself! In addition, the TBR I set was amazing because they’re all 4.5-5 star reads.

 

Books I read

The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan

In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

The Wicked King by Holly Black

I read three books this week and they were all fantastic. I’ve been working on The Gutter Prayer for a couple weeks and finally finished it up during the Off the Grid readathon. I absolutely loved it!  In an Absent Dream and The Wicked King took me a little by surprise because I didn’t think I would love them as much as I did. I’ve been burned by the Wayward Children series before, and I wasn’t hugely keen on The Cruel Prince.  However I’m so happy I ended up reading these books — I gave them both 4.5 out of 5 stars. Reviews are forthcoming, so keep an eye out!

 

Books I am currently reading

The Armored Saint by Myke Cole

Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I am technically reading three books right now, but I’m really only focusing on one. I haven’t had much time to read physical books, but Hero at the Fall is what I am currently reading on my commute. I will admit that I feel slightly disconnected from the story, as I read Traitor to the Throne about two years ago, so I’m thinking I need to find a recap of the first two books before I proceed with the last book.

I’m nearly finished with the audiobook for Throne of Glass. I’m enjoying it, but I still don’t know how far I’ll go with this series. This is the first book in my very casual ‘read the really important YA books’ project.

Finally, The Armored Saint was the only book from my Off the Grid readathon that I didn’t manage to read, but I have started it. I am going home this weekend, so I think I’ll bring it along for some quality reading time with the dogs.

 

Books post

Okay, this is tough because I have three packages waiting for me at the post office, but can’t pick them up until tomorrow! I know one of them should be Shadow Captain by Alastair Reynolds, which I’m really looking forward to. The others — who know!  I’m really looking forward to finding out though — I am incredibly impatient by nature.

 

NetGalley approvals

The Path Keeper by N. K. Simmonds

Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao

I was approved for two books this week — although Blood Heir was apparently listed as ‘read now’ as a mistake, oops! — and I’m so looking forward to both of them. These upcoming YA reads look so good!

 

That’s it for this week! Just a few hours until the weekend. We can make it, you guys.

 

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I rediscovered some of Sophia’s baby pics last night. Enjoy.

 

What did you read this week? Did you get any new books? Let me know!

 

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3 thoughts on “Weekly Reading Wrap-Up: 18 January 2019

  1. You know how I feel about Sarah J. Maas, but I will say you could probably go all the way up to Heir of FIre and then stop there, because Queen of whatever is when she starts going off the rails and just writing glorified smut for her own amusement. The series is an entertaining travel read if you wanna turn off your brain for a while on the train.

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  2. I plan on reading The Wicked King soon because I bought it today. 🙂

    I also have In An Absent Dream on audio on Scribd so I’m excited to listen to that. I’ve heard such good things about it and everyone is hailing it as their favorite in the series!

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