A biweekly post updated every other Wednesday detailing my current reading projects and what new titles I’ve added to my to-read list. Title links go to Goodreads, and if you have an account there feel free to friend me! I’d love to see what you’re reading and/or planning to read.
Books Obtained: 1
Books Finished: 1
Title: Kushiel’s Dart
Series Title: Phèdre’s Trilogy
Author: Jacqueline Carey
Date Added: February 21, 2012
Date Started: August 23, 2019
Well I did it. I finished a book I shelved as DNF years ago, and I’m glad I did. I wound up using my last library renewal, though I managed to finish before the 21st. I still didn’t return it because I worked from home that day, so. I also bought this book AND the second one, because I loved it. Whatever issue I had prior didn’t bother me now, and while it does have a long denouement, it makes sense for the scale of the story.
Title: Vita Nostra
Series: Метаморфозы (Metamorphoses)
Author: Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
Date Added: December 22, 2018
Date Started: September 23, 2019
I should’ve put this up last week, but I completely forgot. My BFF put me onto this, and it’s honestly riveting. It’s described as a more mature Harry Potter, but the only thing they really have in common is that it’s about school students, so I think that’s a bit of a lazy description. I have a feeling that what’s going on is akin to The Matrix idea about the spoon, but I’m waiting to see.
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Date Added: August 24, 2014
Date Started: September 1, 2019
I don’t think I’ve had much time to read this, though I’m hoping to still finish it soon. It’s not that long and is fairly interesting.
Title: The Hero With a Thousand Faces
Author: Joseph Campbell
Date Added: April 24, 2014
Date Started: December 3, 2018
The final chapters are pretty short like three pages apiece. Even though it says 68%, I believe I’m closer to 90% done, since there’s about a hundred pages of indexes and appendices.
There are less than ten days left in Preptober and I’ve done zero prep. At least I finished my essay *grumble* I’m also a book behind in my reading challenge with five books left. I can probably finish the ones I’m currently reading, but I haven’t started my next physical novel, which is what Kushiel replaced for a time. I should try to read something shorter, but my next planned one is Tad Williams’ magnum opus, which is currently sitting on my shelf. That’ll probably span into next year though. I suppose we shall see.
Are you planning to set a reading challenge for 2020? Will it be the same as the one you had this year? Will you have more or less books?