Reading Check-In: November 27, 2021

What have you finished reading recently?

I’ve been working my way through reading the “Sapphic Trifecta,” which I started earlier this year, but I had to halt because I was working on my final project for grad school. So far, I’ve finished reading 2 of the 3 books, which are amazing reads. However, do not expect reviews of them until after the New Year.

The latest audiobook I finished was the debut space opera by J.S. Dewes. The voice actors were brilliant!

What are you currently reading?

The third book in the Sapphic Trifecta (which was published first).

I just started this audiobook. So far, I’m enjoying this book A LOT more than Ready, Player One.

What will you read next?

So far, I’ve read Part I of this epic dark vampire fantasy. I’m looking forward to finishing it.

I started reading this series when the first volume was released and I enjoyed it! Think of DIE as a hybrid between Jumanji and Dungeons & Dragons, but with more trauma and graver consequences. I kept purchasing the volumes so I could keep up with the narrative. I haven’t read past the 2nd volume, so this will be both a reread and a read through. I want this to be the 1st graphic novel series I review on this blog. I am hoping to start reviewing graphic novels, manga and comics in the near future.

There are other books I will be reading throughout the end of 2021, but these are the books that have my upmost attention. I am closer to my aim for compiling a Top 20 of 2021 List, which will be interesting to put together. My Top 5 is starting to change and I know no longer which books will place there.

What are you trying to finish by the end of this year?

Reading Check-In: October 23, 2021

What book have you finished reading recently?

This debut novel lives up to all of the hype and the praises its been getting. Even if romance isn’t your to-go genre, if you’re a fan of Norse mythology, then you have to read this book. It gives an interesting picture of the Norse Pantheon from the perspective of other immortal beings.

Another great debut novel that is worth reading. However, there are 2 things you need to know about this gothic story. One, it does have a slow start, but it’s for a good reason. Two, a lot of the plot surrounds higher academia and its “lifestyle.” So, if you’re not familiar with graduate school, then much of the story won’t make too much sense to you.

What are you reading currently?

This is my Halloween read. I’m less than 100 pages in (it’s been a busy week), but so far it’s so awesome! Thanks to similar reads, I’m not having any issues with he narrative style! These vampires are vicious!

I’m listening to the audiobook edition of this book, and WOW! This is one of the most underrated fantasy books of this year! I have about 4 hours (120 pages) left in the book. Not only am I looking forward to the ending, but also I’m excited for Book 2 (yes, it’s a trilogy)!

I’m still making my way through the SCKA Finalists. The final votes take place soon, but I have an idea on which ones I’ll be voting for.

What will you read next?

My next audiobook. Everyone I know who has read this book has enjoyed it a lot! I might not get to the sequel until next year, but at least I’ve had read/listened to the first book.

I know I’m behind on reading this book (and the next one), but I’m going to use Norsevember as a reason for reading through both books. Hopefully, I can finish reading at least one of the two books.

I did manage to complete my Reading Goal for 2021; however, I am reading more because I want to (and because my TBR keeps getting longer). Also, I want to do my annual Favorite Speculative Fiction Books with 20 books. Right now, I’m close to reading my 14th book that qualifies for that list (I might make a separate list to include the other books I’ve read, too). I believe I can read 6 more books for the list.

What are you reading?