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My TBR pile – Winter 2018

to be read pile winter 2018My To-Be-Read pile is slightly ridiculous. (Again.) And I’m on holiday this week, so I’ve got some time to read! So what’s on the heap?

Takes a deep breath…

(Ok, some of these aren’t entirely fair; I’ve read War of the Worlds, Journey to the Centre of the Earth and The Magicians, but they were part of my BristolCon haul. I’ve also had some of these on my TBR for a year…whoops. And that’s in spite of the amount I have managed to read!)

So! If Cats Disappeared from the World, Your Favourite Band Cannot Save You, Autodrome, The Affinity Bridge, Strange of Tempest, Dreamwalker, Truthwitch, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (in progress), Vanished Kingdoms, Prince Thief, The Man In The High Castle, This Savage Song, The Corpse-Rat King (in progress), The Adamantine Palace, The Bone Season, The Court of Broken Knives and Moon’s Artifice.

And on ebook…

The Wizard’s Daughter (in progress), Love&Bubbles, Starborn, The Ninth Rain, Dangerous To Know, Everless, The Written, Sanyare, Valley of Embers, Where The Waters Turn Black, Touch of Iron, Spectris, Shattermoon, The Tethered Mage (in progress), The Secret of Ji, Broad Knowledge & Choose Wisely.

That’s not including the books that are on my “ooh, that’d be good” – this is literally my “I own this and need to actually read the damn thing” list/pile.

And that’s not including a novel about magical teenagers that I’m halfway through, one about a love & gods & epic struggles that I need to do a third read on, two submissions from friends that I’ve put into my work inbox just so I’ll get them done, a short story and some sneaky erotica from a friend that’s on the top of my list because they’re an amazing writer, and whatever new fiction is on Wattpad. Plus, looking through my pile, there’s a bunch of authors that I need to go see if they’ve published anything more…

Despite the towering heap that I suspect some day will fall over, I’m always happy to take recommendations! But if you need me this week – I’ll be reading.

Ps. Someone at work asked me – “So, how many books do you read a year? Is it, like…as many as 50?”

“Oh, yes. Probably a lot more…”

I did then explain that it’s also my job, but still! 😀

The Book Pile: June 2018

Saga vol 1 coverSo I got my hands on Saga Volume 1 a little while back, during an ill-advised trip to Inky Fingers in Oxford (aka. I spent too much money and have been avoiding it since lest I spend more money) and I picked up several things that have been on my list for a while! Saga was one; the second was Lumberjanes, although I picked up Volume 2 on recommendation as apparently it can be read out of order.lumberjanes vol 2 cover

I’ve also been reading the new coloured Halo Jones, which is futuristic and female-centred and fab, and I’m working my way through the Anderson stories – I get to read Dreddverse novellas for work, so I think that counts as a win too!

In text-based series, I’ve been loving Ghost Girls on Wattpad – it’s by my friend Kat and I’ve read a version of the story previously (although I don’t think I read the ending…or if I did, I can’t remember what happened) and it’s just the most adorably sweet story.

Ginny finds the most perfect little flat, just far enough away from her university campus that she shouldn't be bothered by noise and parties any more. The only catch? Yukiko already lives there.

A cute and quirky, own voice, lesbian romance about a girl and the ghost she falls in love with.

In novels, besides the multiples at work that I’m reading, I’m just finishing Moonshine by Jasmine Gower and I have Jen William’s The Ninth Rain to read next, followed by Lucy Hounson’s Starborn…and then the rest of my TBR, of course. And people keep recommending books to me! *flails*

But hey, the problems of a bookworm life!