I, um, may have sliiiiightly underestimated exactly how much I read when I have a Kindle, a long commute and a lot of good books! I’ve blasted through six of my 12 books already; I’ve read (and reviewed):
- Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V E Schwab
- Who Killed September Falls? by Annette Young
- White Cat by Holly Black
- Finding reliable information online by Leslie Stebbins
I also read Uprooted by Naomi Novik, but unfortunately can’t include it on this list; I’m currently reading Allegiant by Veronica Roth and intending to do a review of all three books together – Divergent was the one on the list – and I’m also *checks Kindle* 16% through Beyond The Veil. I’ve got Vermillion lined up in e-book format and I still have Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell sitting in my physical pile!
So, what else is on my TBR list? I’m adding Rainbow Rowell to it as two of her stories have been recommended – I’ll probably go for Attachments first. I think everything else is going to be a little more ad hoc; I want to read The Lie Tree, and my Amazon wish list includes The Golem and the Djinn, The Testament of Jesse Lamb, Etiquette and Espionage, Restless in Peaceville, A Conspiracy of Alchemists…and I also have physical books by Juliet E McKenna that I nabbed from a wonderful collection. So I’m not short of ideas – just book budget 🙁
I’ll probably aim for another six books by June; the above most definitely isn’t everything I’ve read in the past three months (I’ve got a couple of reviews coming for male-author books), and I don’t think another six books are going to be an issue!* After that, I’ll see; I may extend the challenge or I may change it to something else. I’ve been finding recently that I haven’t read a lot of the classics that I feel I should have – women writer or not – so that might make a nice twist. A dose of Brontë and Woolf, anyone?
*Although that’s probably Famous Last Words, considering I have a novella deadline in May and a HUGE pile of good submissions to read. Ho hum, them’s the (wonderful!) breaks.