Weekly Reading Check-In: 10/30/19

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Time for another weekly check-in using WWW Wednesday, a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Want to participate?  Simply answer the three questions below and tag the host site!  Book covers link to Goodreads.

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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Currently Reading: CROWN OF OBLIVION by Julie Eshbaugh
I’m swapping over to a YA read to finish out the month!  This book comes out in a few weeks and features a teenage girl who enters an annual deadly race that uses puzzles and clues to direct competitors to the finish line.  The one winner gets citizenship benefits for their entire family, a prize many would kill for. And to make things even more complicated, all competitors have their minds wiped of personal memories.  I’m about 25% in and finding that the read is simply OK.  The magic and world-building is very thinly drawn out, which is making it difficult to get immersed in the story.  Hope to finish this in the next few days!

Recently Finished: THE NAME OF ALL THINGS by Jenn Lyons
I am floored that I am not still reading this book, I was expecting a photo finish at the end of October!  THE NAME OF ALL THINGS was a sequel that surpassed it’s predecessor in many ways, and I found myself cramming it into every spare minute I had.  You can find my full review here, but the short version is that this story was much more streamlined than THE RUIN OF KINGS, and I was much more interested in the female lead Janel.

Probable Next Read: A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE by Arkady Martine
Starting Friday, it’s SCI-FI MONTH!!  This is the second time I’m participating in this annual blogging event and I’m so glad to have an excuse to read some awesome things off my backlist!  I’m allowing myself some more flexibility and mood-reading in the coming months, but you can see my starting TBR for the event here, and the first thing off the list I’m going to read is A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE.  I’ve had a copy of this for a year and a half and it’s about damn time I read it.  After that, who nows what’s next!  I may squeeze in one or two non-sci-fi reads just to catch up on ARC commitments, but I really want to focus on backlist over the next few months.

That’s what I’m reading – what are you up to this week?

5 thoughts on “Weekly Reading Check-In: 10/30/19

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  1. Enjoy your reading! I hope to read crown of oblivion soon as well!
    I’m currently listening to sea witch rising and will pick up wicked fox later tonight!


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