A weekly post updated every Wednesday detailing my current reading projects and where I am with them in addition to what new titles I’ve added to my to-read list. Title links go to Goodreads to make it easier for interested parties to add any books that might strike their fancy. I attempt to use the covers for the edition I’m reading, and I’ll mention if this is not the case. If you have a Goodreads account feel free to friend me! I’d love to see what you’re reading and/or planning to read.
Samples Read This Week
- The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima: Kept – I remember picking this up in the bookstore on one of my many trips there. It was a bit pricey (over $10), so I didn’t just purchase it, but it was interesting enough for an add, and any story that has a secret and evil amulet is usually good enough to hold my interest.
- The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket: Kept – Despite not liking the movie with Jim Carey as the villain (and I haven’t yet seen the Netflix show), I like the charm and laissez-faire voice of the book.
- The Grim Company by Luke Scull: Kept – I’m kind of blanking on the samples I read this week. I remember I liked this enough (and it was inexpensive enough) to buy it, and from reading the blurb I can see why. I’m fond of stories where the heroes aren’t shy about killing if necessary, and a world that suffers for the pettiness of the gods in their eternal warring always makes for a rousing tale.
- Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke: Kept – Though this is a classic by a renown sci-fi author, I wasn’t immediately intrigued by the beginning, but the premise of humans being a “child” race forced to grow up is something I’ll utilize my library for.
- The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyne Keene: Kept – The first book in the Nancy Drew series…drew me to it not the least for nostalgia’s sake alone. While it shows its age plainly before the end of the first page, this in now way dissuades me from adding it to my (growing) library list.
- Coal by Constance Burris: Kept – I knew I was going to keep this, because I’m pretty sure the main character is a Black kid, and while fiction/fantasy is definitely getting a lot better, it still needs support. The fact that the book was literally free meant I have yet another novel in my Kindle collection.
- The Field Guide by Holly Black: Kept – This was one of the rare samples that never reached the sample text. It ended right after the table of context. I put it on my library shelf. It’s the first book in The Spiderwick Chronicles.
- The Survivors by Nick Farmer: Kept – It reminded me of The Last of Us a little bit, but with more “immune” infected I suppose.
- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld: Kept – I believe an IRL friend said she would lend me this book/series. It’s an interesting concept, literally receiving prettiness at the age of 16 like a driver’s license, and there’s quite a bit of social commentary that can be made about such a a thing.
- Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber: Kept – A Star Wars novel. Why the hell not?
- Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis: Kept – I never knew Lewis even wrote sci-fi until a certain bookish Mage told me so. I’m sure I can procure a copy from my local library.
Books Purchased This Week: 6
Title: The Grim Company
Series Title: The Grim Company
Author: Luke Scull
Date Added: April 18, 2017
Date Purchased: September 1, 2017
Series Title: Everleaf
Author: Constance Burris
Date Added: April 23, 2017
Date Purchased: September 2, 2017