Uh oh, it’s Whatcha Reading time! This is the post where we talk about what we’ve been reading and try desperately not to send our TBR piles into epic proportions. We also get to kvetch a little bit about our reading struggles. Gird your loins, or rather book budget, accordingly!
Sarah: I’m in a new place reading -wise. I’ve read 5 books on vacation and am now reading the same book as Adam, at the same time. I bought him Midnight Riot ( A | BN | K | G | iB ) and now we are both reading it. Plus we have long flights so we will probably have to buy book 2 before we get on the plane.
Amanda: I’m going through an unexpected personal clusterfuck. Usually, at the end of the day, I have just enough time for an hour of cross stitching & crying (sounds like a new YouTube channel I should start). I’m torn between wanting to read something fluffy or something that’ll give me an outlet for my anger. But, I am so pleased to see that Book of the Month club (I’m a member) had Final Girls as one of this month’s selections. I’ve been anticipating it for months and I mentioned it on July’s Hide Your Wallet.
Redheadedgirl: I just finished Simona Ahrnstedt’s Falling (I’m so annoyed with the English titles of her books, a straight translation of the Swedish titles would have been fine!) and loved it and now desperately need the next one.
I’m sort of flitting around but my life was pretty bonkers for a while up until today, so I’m going to start the book I mentioned in Hide Your Wallet about ballet dancers in Paris, Under the Parisian Sky ( A | BN | K | G | iB ).
ALSO I just got the ARC for The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker ( A | BN | K | G | iB ), which I have been waiting very patiently for for MONTHS. It’s about Viking-era Norway, so you know. Relevant to my interests.
Elyse: I just started The Red by Tiffany Reisz. It’s an erotic novel that ties into art history
Amanda: How is it so far? Or too early to tell, Elyse?
Elyse: Super good but not for all readers. Reisz pushes the envelope
Redheadedgirl: Oh good, I was meaning to grab that one, too.
Sarah: I finished the first Aaronovich and started the second, Moon Over Soho ( A | BN | K | G | iB ). In this one, I’m a little unimpressed with Peter’s lack of self awareness and am a little frustrated with the portrayal of some of the women in the series. But I’m still charmed I’m going to keep going through this one, for sure.
But I am still going.
Amanda: Well that’s a bit of a bummer.
Sarah: It’s still incredibly engaging and very funny. I do want to smack Peter in this one though.
What have you been reading this month? Anything good? We sure hope so! But, if not, let us know your frustrations in the comments.
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