Weekly Reading Wrap-Up: 24 May 2019

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Excuse me, I seem to have lost the entire month of May. Seriously, where did May go? I feel like April lasted forever and now the universe is trying to correct itself by moving at warp speed through May. Just me? Maybe? Okay.

I’ve been reading quite a lot lately, but it doesn’t necessarily reflect in my progress because I’ve been a little firmer about DNFing books! Take a look at my week is reading below.


Books I read

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Spelllswept by Stephanie Burgis

I finished two books this week (sort of)and they were both via audiobook. Sabriel is a book I’ve been working on for ages and I’m so happy I read it! I highly recommend picking up the audiobook version because Tim Curry (!!) is the narrator and is absolutely marvelous.

The other book I read was Spellswept by Stephanie Burgis — a novella in her Harwood Spellbook series. This is where the ‘sort of’ comes in, because it is packaged together with Snowspelled, my current read, in the audio version. But I’m counting it as its own thing because it very much is! I couldn’t recommend the audiobook more highly — it is narrated by the marvelous author Emma Newman and she somehow captures the essence of these books so perfectly in her narration.

Reviews are coming for both of these books, so keep an eye out!


Books I am currently reading

Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis

I’m currently reading two books that are dramatically different, but both so good. I’m closing in on 200 pages of Children of Ruin and really loving it so far! Children of Time is one of my all-time favourite books and the sequel is living up to it!

I’m also working on the audiobook for Snowspelled, which is an absolute delight! I don’t have much to say yet, as I’ve only just started, but I think this series is going to be a favourite.


Books I DNFed


Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Scandal time! I DNFed Aurora Rising, otherwise known as The Book that Broke the Internet (Twice). It just wasn’t for me — I didn’t like the plot, writing, or characters! I wont do a DNF review here, but I am planning to talk about DNFing it and The Beholder in a video soon. If you aren’t subscribed to my YouTube channel you can find it here!


Books I bought


Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky

I was so frustrated that my preorder of this book wasn’t shipping! I checked and realised that I had accidentally preordered the paperback, which comes out in 2020 — oops! I Primed myself a copy of this book on Saturday and got cracking on it on Sunday! No regrets.


Book post

Rose, Interrupted by Patrice Lawrence

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with her Mind by Jackson Ford

The Witch Who Courted Death by Maria Lewis

It has been an amazing week for book post! I’ve received The Girl the Sea Gave Back, which I requested from the publisher, and received the other three unsolicited. I’m super excited to read them all!


This weekend is going to be a busy one, partially because I’m going to the MCM Comic Con blogger brunch on Sunday! Let me know if I’ll see you there!


Dax is judging the number of shoes I’ve bought this week.



That’s it for this week! What did you get up to this week? Did you read any new books? Add to your TBR pile? Let me know!

5 thoughts on “Weekly Reading Wrap-Up: 24 May 2019

  1. This is the first DNF of Aurora Rising I’ve seen and honestly… it’s sort of a relief. Books that are so widely loved everywhere make me nervous… it’s good to see it’s not for everyone. 🙂

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Sabriel! The Abhoresen series is one I’ve loved for YEARS and I feel like it’s been really underloved… I’m SO SO excited to see more people reading it!

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  2. I really need to pick up children of time and sabriel!
    Also DNF’ing Aurora rising 😱 never thought I would see that haha (haven’t read it myself yet 🙈)


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  3. I’m hoping to get to Snowspelled this week! I really enjoy regency fantasies, and that seemed like such a cute quick read. Almost done with Red Sister, than hopefully onto that!

    I have my own copy of Aurora Rising, I should read that soon and see for myself what I think!

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  4. Sabriel and that entire series are wonderful, I really enjoyed the world Nix created and the magic system. I found it both unique and interesting.

    Enjoy your brunch and I hope that Dax isn’t judging you too hard!

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