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The Reading Forecast including Bout of Books Readathon Wrap-Up

The week of reading (to be honest, all weeks are week of reading for me) is now over and it was the first time I had taken part in a readathon. In a very unofficial manner because I don’t like pressure or deadlines when I’m reading. That tends to put a damper on things for me. Anyway. I could have read a lot more than I did but I began to feel hm, a bit overwhelmed by it all. So these are the books I read last week:

  1. The Orphan Queen –  Jodi Meadows
  2. SuperMutant Magic Academy – Jillian Tamaki
  3. The Ravenous Gown: And 14 More Takes of Real Beauty – Steffani Raff
  4. Remake – Jeff Hamada
  5. 100 Great Children’s PictureBooks – Martin Salisbury
  6. Once Upon a Tide – Tony Mitton
  7. Deer Dancer – Mary Lynn Ray
  8. The Frog Prince Continued – Jon Scieszka
  9. The Bramble – Lee Nordling
  10. Salad Anniversary – Machi Tawara
  11. Sweet Tooth: Out of Deep Woods – Jeff Lamire
  12. Sweet Tooth: In Captivity – Jeff Lamire
  13. Sweet Tooth: Animal Armies – Jeff Lamire
  14. A User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting – Guy Delisle
  15. The Lie Tree – Frances Hardinge
  16. Reluctantly Charmed – Ellie O’Neill

These were the books I finished but they weren’t the only ones I read. I couldn’t get into one book so I kept starting new ones (which may have been what finally prompted me to stop reading altogether until I made myself finish The Lie Tree and ended up loving it). These are the books I’m currently reading:

  1. A Stranger in Olondria – Sofia Samatar
    I’m liking this but I don’t know why I can’t read more than a chapter of this book at a time. Perhaps because of the exposition? Very little happens and the pace is extremely so. It’s only 299 pages or so and I should have finished it by now but eh. I’m going to finish it…I just don’t know when.
  2. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – Alan Bradley
    Way too early to say anything about the book but I’m hoping I enjoy it.
  3. Throne of the Crescent Moon – Saladin Ahmed
    I’m only 6 pages in.
  4. Elena Vanishing – Clare and Elena Dunkle
    I’m on page 23 and while it is a tough read, I’ve already read Hope and Other Luxuries and feel better prepared for this book.
  5. The Pornography of Grief – Philip Huang
    I’m actually quite liking this collection.

Reading in the coming week:

Hmm. I think I’ll chug along with Olondria, see how far I get and hopefully the pace will pick (and so will my reading pace). I want to read the Saladin Ahmed book because Yash and I are supposed to review it together. I may read a bit more of Elena Vanishing. I also want to read Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami and The Thickety: The Whispering Trees by J. A. White.

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