Okay, so this is being posted a little later than I had planned for it. And in my haste, I added in an extra month. I am okay with that, so I guess you’ll have to be okay with it too. But I promise I will do better next time.
First Quarter Wrap-Up and Check In
So, I thought that I would still do Friday Reads and monthly wrap-ups, but I guess life had other plans. I am in no way complaining since most of my time has been consumed with my beautiful new baby girl and my rambunctious adorable 2 year old. I have also undertaken two new projects. One I cannot tell you about just yet. The other project is my Award Nominee Project. This is a bit time consuming but, my goal is to have it complete by the end of the year. For this project I am reading all of the novels, short stories, novella, novelettes and series that were nominated for the Hugo and Nebula awards. (The series will roll into next year).
But I wanted to check in to go over the books that I’ve read and the progress I’ve made with my reading goals and projects.
First the Books:
I have read a total of 42 books so far. Here’s the Good Stuff—
My Favorites/5 stars:
5 novels and 3 short stories/novellas!!!
Heralds of the Queen trilogy by Mercedes Lackey
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Merlin’s Nightmare by Robert Treskillard
Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews
The Rook by Steven James
Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies by Brooke Bolander (Short Story)
The City Born Great by N.K. Jemisin (Short Story)
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor Lavelle (Novella)
Series Completed/Caught up on
Heralds of Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey (Finished)
Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews (Caught up, Next book out in 2018)
Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris (Completed)
Least Favorite/ 2 stars or below
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Torched by April Henry
Department Zero by Paul Crilley
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Books and Series that I’ve DNF’d
House of Night Series by P.C. and Kristin Cast
The Morganville Vampire Series by Rachel Caine
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Blood Ransom by Lisa Harris
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis
I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Ian Reid
Unfolding by Jonathan Friesen
Firstborn by Lorie Ann Grover
The Blue Enchantress by M. L. Tyndall
All in all, I would say that I have had a decent reading quarter. Now how did I do with my goals/projects? My next post will talk about this… I’m sure it was an epic fail though.
How has your reading been?