Slow Reading Year and Updates

Edit: At some point you might notice a strike through with the books listed below. That is because I am making an effort to catch up on those books and I’m keeping track.

I’ve been going through the sequel and trilogy books that have come out this year for me to read and the ones I have read so far. I am so behind on my reading this year that I’m quite surprised with myself.

So far I’ve read 16 books and in the last few years I would have read that many within the first 4-6 weeks of the year. We are about to enter into June and that’s all I’m up to.

I’m giving myself a bit of leniency with that though because I have been quite game nuts lately and going through crazy writing bouts… Still…

There’s also been several books that have come out and are about to come out that I haven’t been able to read.

The ones I have bought after waiting for them (including ones from last year), but still yet to read are the following;

  1. Sacred Scars by Kathleen Duey (follow on from Skin Hunger)
  2. The War of The Dwarves by Markus Heitz (follow on from The Dwarves)
  3. Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine (follow on from Lord of Misrule)
  4. Fade Out by Rachel Caine (follow on from Carpe Corpus)
  5. Kiss of Death by Rachel Caine (follow on from Fade Out)
  6. The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong (follow on from The Summoning)
  7. The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong (follow on from The Awakening)
  8. Hunger by Michael Grant (follow on from Gone)
  9. Death or Glory by Sandy Mitchell (follow on from the Ciaphas Cain omnibus)
  10. The Serpent Bride by Sara Douglass (follow on from The Wayfarer Redemption series)
  11. The Kings of Clonmel by John Flanagan (follow on from Erak’s Ransom)
  12. Halt’s Peril by John Flanagan (follow on from The Kings of Clonmel)

Ones that are out or are about to be available;

  1. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead (follow on from Blood Promise)
  2. Necromancer by Michael Scott (follow on from The Sorceress)
  3. Lies by Michael Grant (follow on from Hunger)
  4. The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (follow on from Forest of Hands and Teeth – I’m still of two minds about it though because I after all this time I can’t decide if it’s worth it or not).

On top of those there’s also all the new books I’ve bought, the old books I’ve still got to read, and the other stand alone novels that are coming out so my new rule is to read everything before I buy no matter how badly I want a new book because I have plenty of books to read for now and have to replace my television. We’ll see how long that lasts.

As for updates – I’ve changed the look again. There’s a lot of great themes for WordPress, but with most of them there’s only certain aspects I like. I think so far I like this one the most (apart from the other one I had with the brown background) and will change the header at some point.

Bookish Ardour also has a new Tumblr which will just have bookish posts not related to this blog and the rss feed if anyone is on Tumblr and interested in checking it out.

2 thoughts on “Slow Reading Year and Updates

  1. I just finished Forests of Hands and Teeth yesterday. I had it sitting half read for about 6 or so months. I think I liked it and was really getting hooked. Then there was Gate I and it was over. I wasn’t liking her introspective style (regardless that it is very similar to my style when I write fiction) which is why I took so long to get into it, but then I became hooked. So I will end up getting the sequel eventually. I spent an hour discussing it with Bookthingo and FangBooks on twitter after I finished it. Apparently Dead-tossed Waves is a really good sequel. I went to buy it last night, but it was one of the books that was $30. They are only selling Trade Paperbacks of it at Galaxy, and they are always more pricy(I bought the first Kylie Chan book instead). I will get it, but I think I will look around for it somewhere cheaper. I normally would splash out for a book I was jonesing for if it was $30, but I bought the second season of trueblood that night and couldnt afford to splurge more than once. When I get it and you feel like reading it, I can lend it to you. I can also lend you Trueblood if you dont want to wait to buy it. I’m up to ep2, will probably finish it in a week if I watch 2 eps a night.

    I am currently rereading Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series, reading a bit slow because they are my “night reading” as I am trying to regulate my sleeping patterns. Means I am only reading an hour or two each night. I bought Spirit Bound on Wednesday because it was only $12 at Kmart. Hoping to get to it next week.

    I’ve given up on buying Morganville Vampires and House of Night series. I have the last lot of “new books” for both, but havent read them. I am sure I will one day, but I doubt any time this year. I saw the new books at galaxy last night. Pretty, but I would rather spend that money on other authors.

    I bought the new Kelley Armstrong the other week. I really liked it. I am loving her YA series.

    I am not familiar with the other series. Its really hard to juggle dedicated reading when you have other things going on with your life. I am currently ignoring my computer which is why I am churning through the books. The second I turn on my computer my reading devolves – when I only read during my lunch break at work.


    • I had some trouble getting into it and then there seemed to be this one part where she appeared to hit the mark so it was hard to put down, but I was really was not impressed with the ending. I don’t know why, but it just wasn’t enough to make me want to read the next one like other books do. If you read the sequel will you let me know how it was? You’ll probably read it before I do. I’m not really buying new books anymore and have too many books queued in front of that one to read it any time soon.

      Awww thanks. It’s ok though, I put True Blood on layby and am going to re watch the first season, but only on my movie night this time so I don’t watch it all in one day like last time. I should be finished it by the time I get my layby payed.

      Spirit Bound was 12 bucks at Angus and Robertson as well, but by then I had already put it on layby with True Blood. I love it when a new book comes out like that and they have it so cheap. I wish they would do that with all of them. Sort of like the new release price limited price or something.

      Did you give up House of Night because there were too many to keep up with? I gave up on it because the writer’s pissed me off, have lost the plot when it comes to focusing on the story, and embrace homosexual stereotypes. They piss me off so much I want to take those books and throw them out the window, but I won’t because books are pretty. Morganville is too hard to keep up with. I think it might just be easier to wait till she’s finished them all, especially because we can read them so quickly. She doesn’t have much more to go does she? I don’t think she does…


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