Somehow it is April, and I’m enjoying a much needed long weekend this bank holiday! I’ve actually been using this weekend to work on some cosplay stuff, which has been lovely, and playing a bit of Persona 4 Golden and Hades (again) rather than picking up a book. It’s nice to do other things sometimes right? I think I may be in a bit of a rut reading-wise, and I’m struggling to pick anything up after being so thoroughly gripped by Luster (review incoming) earlier in March. I’ve been reading some really punchy contemporary literary fiction lately and I think it’s hard for me to switch back to a young adult lit mentality, which is slightly ridiculous because I have read many fantastic YA books, but it’s the only thing I can think of that could cause it.
Anyway, onto the blog related stuff! I’m actually planning a bit of a publishing q&a post and I’ll be putting a call for questions up on twitter in a week or so, but if you’ve got a burning publishing question and you think I could answer it drop me an email over here. I also have a clutch of books I’ve read recently and just never reviewed, so I’m hoping to bombard you with reviews including my thoughts on Gideon the Ninth and A Touch of Darkness! But let’s get back to what went live in March:
What I read in March
Okay, so I’m adding in a new segment to these posts to talk about what I read alongside what I plan on reading! I haven’t been good at reviewing everything that I’m reading each month, so I thought this would be a great way to let you guys know what could be coming your way. We can also be friends on Goodreads as that bad boy is usually completely up to date.
This month I managed to make it through four whole books! Gideon the Ninth, The Other Black Girl, Luster, and A Touch of Darkness, but I don’t want to spoil my upcoming reviews so I won’t say much more about these. The addition of a What I Read In… should really highlight my inhability to stick to any kind of plan when it comes to what I’m reading, and hopefully encourage me to pick up what I’d planned to read.
A Dark and Hollow Star is my first book from my long awaited Illumicrate subscription and it’s one I’ve been rather excited to read; I’m around halfway through and things seem to be chugging along nicely story-wise! Detransition, Baby is part of my Women’s Prize for Fiction list read-through, I’ve picked a few titles from their longlist and I’m really excited to dig in!
To be read
All right, here’s my rather ambitious (for me anyway) to be read! No One Is Talking About This is another book from my Women’s Prize for fiction reading plan, and I’m hoping to finish this one before they announce the shortlist this month. I have admittedly been having trouble making it thorough Kindle books at the moment, so keeping The Cup and the Prince and Hall of Smoke is more that a little silly, but sometimes you have to live on the edge.
My motivation rises with the sun so I’m pretty sure you’ll be getting even more content from me as we move into the Spring; Autumn and Winter are my favourite months but unfortunately they don’t love me back. Talk to you all soon!