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Sunday, April 13, 2014
The Sunday Salon: Reading Randomness
In 2014, I have already managed to read 28 books including graphic novels and audios. That is fantastic for me and means that I'm six books ahead of my goal to read eighty books (according to Goodreads). I was pretty happy with that number until I realized that I really haven't settled down with a good chunky read yet. This is going to have to change! I have a bunch of longer books that I want to read but never actually take the time to read. I've already made my reading plans for this month but in May I shall be picking one large book that I want to focus on. Because I know that I constantly say that I want to read ALL of the books, but really my focus is quality over quantity. I could be missing out by not reading some of those longer books off of my TBR list. I haven't decided yet which book that I want to read but possibles include It by Stephen King, Parasite by Mira Grant, and The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. I'm open to suggestions if you have any other big books that you've loved recently.
On to the books I finished in the last two weeks which were:
Dark Witch by Nora Roberts- This was a good read for me but it didn't suck me in like other trilogies of hers have. It was good enough that I definitely want to read the next book, but I was glad that I waited for my library to get a copy. I feel like I liked it better then some other reviews I've seen, but it wasn't as great as I hoped. Review to come.
Summoning the Night by Jenn Bennett- This is good urban fantasy and was a great read! I love the characters, love the unique storylines, and always find myself eager to grab the next book. In fact, I'm already putting the third book on hold at the library because I want to read it NOW. I will be reviewing this one very soon!
Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams- This was a cute beginning to a cozy mystery series with some paranormal aspects. I almost instantly found myself caught between the pages but the ending of the book was a bit of a let down. I'm hoping that the next book in the series will give us more of the answers that I didn't find from this book. I'll be writing up my thoughts on this one as well.
The Walking Dead: Volume 3, Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman- I'm so loving reading these comics. I never know what to expect, and they are getting darker and more intense as I go on. This one left off with a cliffhanger so I'm putting the next one on hold asap! I just hope that it comes in fast at the library. I probably will wait to share my thoughts on this one until I have at least read one more volume. So review to come.
I'm currently reading the following:
I haven't even had the chance to crack this one open yet but it will be my next read. I've been meaning to start this one for ages (in fact according to Goodreads I added it to my TBR list back in 2011). I'm finally pulling it off of my shelves, and am ready to see what the buzz about this series is all about. Up next will possibly be this one:
Squee!! I saw this on NetGalley and instantly requested it. I just loaded it onto my ipad so I'm ready to go. This may be my MOST anticipated read for 2014 so I will not be waiting long to read it. Yay, yay, yay! Happy days!
Plans for today include laundry and reading. That's it! It's raining outside, my house is clean (mostly), and I have nothing else planned. I shall blog, read, and then maybe blog so more! It sounds perfect! What are you doing on this rainy Sunday?