Well, now that I’m out of the reading slump that A Court of Frost and Starlight put me into, I can start planning what books I want to read next month. I never got around to reading Magic Steps, so that’s automatically transferring to this list, and the GRE Prep book is obviously staying because I’m not done with it yet.
There is one new-to-me author on my list again this month — I was sent a copy of A Theory of Love, which is out of my normal genre comfort zone. I don’t typically read romance, unless it’s a subgenre to science fiction, fantasy, or historical fiction. Who knows, I could love it! Regardless, this experience will be interesting.
All of the others are by authors that I’ve read before, but are still new-to-me books. Flame in the Mist has been on my Goodreads want-to-read shelf since before it came out. I loved The Wrath & the Dawn by Ahdieh, so I have high hopes for this. And I’m a huge fan of both Andy Weir and Ernest Cline, so it’s time to read their newest books, Artemis and Armada. Plus, this month’s readathon is all about science fiction, so it’s the perfect time to start these babies!
What are some of your goals for the month? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll see you again on Monday with more posts!
I’ve finally caught up on readathon posts, which means I’m getting back into the swing of things, reading included. I mentioned this in my other readathon wrap-up, but I fell into a major reading slump at some point and have been trying to drag my way through it, which means I didn’t read nearly as much as I wanted. Regardless, I still read quite a bit, so let’s talk about books! In case you’ve forgotten, the only requirement of SciFi Summer was to read science fiction and fantasy.
pages read: 1870
books completed: 4 (+2 started)
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This post is long overdue, but I haven’t had a chance to sit down and write it until now. In case you’ve forgotten, the goal of this month’s #AYearAThon was to catch up on and/or finish series, with an optional challenge to read a duology.
pages read: 875
books completed: 2 (+1 started)
challenges completed: 0 / 1
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“Know this, pirate,” he said, his hands gripping the railing, “you are my passenger, and I will be damned before I let any harm come to you.”
She was unsure how to respond to the fervor of those words. “Another rule?” she managed finally.
“A promise. If I see that you’re in danger from Ironwood, I will help you escape myself. But should you try to leave on your own, know that I will go to the ends of the earth to bring you back.”
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.
In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.
Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods — a powerful family in the colonies — and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’s passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them — whether she wants to or not.
Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever.
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