Weekly Reading Check-In: 09/30/20

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?

 The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue   The Sword of Kaigen   Black Sun

Currently Reading: THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by Victoria Schwab
Finally getting to one of my most anticipated releases of the year! This standalone adult fantasy has a fantastically tragic premise: what if you could live forever, but no one could remember you? Such is the curse of Addie LaRue, who makes a deal with a dark god that leaves her unable to leave a mark of any kind on the world. This is the kind of story that’s just sucking me in as it goes back and forth between an older and wise Addie in 2014, and her early days in 1700s France trying to figure out how to survive with her new curse. People forget Addie ever existed within moments of leaving her sight, which makes things as simple as renting a room for a night a near impossibility. Meanwhile in 2014, Addie is about to discover the one person in the world who doesn’t forget her. Hoping to have this read and reviewed before the book’s release next week!

Recently Finished: THE SWORD OF KAIGEN by M.L. Wang
Huzzah, my one big goal for Self-Published Fantasy Month has been accomplished! I wish I had gotten to read more for the event, but I’ve been promising to read this for over a year and now it’s checked off! I did enjoy the magic system, and a heart-breaking clash of characters in the finale. Look for my review later this week!

Probable Next Read: BLACK SUN by Rebecca Roanhorse
After ADDIE LARUE, it’s time for one of my OTHER most anticipated releases for the year, BLACK SUN! I’ve been looking forward to this new fantasy trilogy from Roanhorse since it was announced. After I tackle this one, I’ll turn my eyes back to my September review pile and likely tackle BLOOD & HONEY, sequel to SERPENT & DOVE.

What are you reading this week?

6 thoughts on “Weekly Reading Check-In: 09/30/20

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  1. Ooh, looking forward to your review of Sword of Kaigen!

    Currently reading: Valor, by John Gwynne. Even more than Malice, it’s giving me a “PG/PG-13 Game of Thrones” vibe — classic, tropey, serious, good mix of politics and action, though Martin is a stronger writer.

    Currently listening to: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie. So far it’s unsurprisingly brilliant (if a trifle unfocused) and Steven Pacey ‘s narration is *chef’s kiss*.

    Recently finished: The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Such beautiful writing, including the World’s Best Dialogue. It’s literary fiction with a patina of magical realism.

    Next up: Probably something shorter from my TBR after the 650-page chonkster that is Valor. Maybe Asimov’s I, Robot, which my 8th grader is reading for school. Or maybe Under Ordshaw by Phil Williams, or House on the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune. Given I’m only 80 pages into Valor, I have plenty of time to decide!


    1. John Gwynne is on my list to read some day! Unfortunately, so is Joe Abercrombie. 😅 I read Half a King at some point, but I haven’t read any of the First Law series. I really want to get to House on the Cerulean Sea, It sounds soooo good!


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