Check out what I plan on reading in August! A mixture of epic fantasy, an odd SFF graphic novel, an imaginative urban fantasy, and a re-read 🙂
Better late than never, I always say!
In July my reading will very much be carrying on with June's plans, and that works for me. My audiobook consumption has decreased a bit as I have been wanting to listen to music and podcasts more, but hopefully I'll still be able to stick one in. I've also found myself playing video games and watching more TV than I have been in the first few months on 2020, but it's anyone's guess if that will continue.
The Night Cyclist - Stephen Graham Jones. 5/5 30 pages| Publisher: Tor| Genre: Horror The digest: The Night Cyclist demonstrates how a skilled author can create an intense and enthralling narrative in only 30 pages. Without a doubt the most engaging short I have read in a long time, with enough blank space in the detailing… Continue reading Review: The Night Cyclist – Stephen Graham Jones
This month I bought four books - I've been after three of them for quite a while whilst the fourth (the newest release) I only discovered a few weeks ago. I normally try to stay away from newly released books unless I want to read them as soon as possible after publication, but with my internship now in full swing, I thought I would treat myself a little bit. August will see the return to steep discounts if I buy any at all! As usual, I won't be talking much about the review copies I received.
Quick check-in to let you know what I am currently reading/ will be reading for the next week or so. My main novel this week will be A.J. Norfield's Windcatcher, a ~400 page fantasy novel not too distant from Eragon going from other reviews. I'm about 10% of the way through this one and it's a struggle… Continue reading BC: Currently Reading w/c 30/07/2018
The digest: I really did not enjoy this book.
I've seen a fair few people posting updates about their 2018 reading challenges, but as my blog didn't exist at the start of the year I thought I would combine both my challenge 'announcement' with updates. Without further ado, let's get into them. Read 52 books. I think this might be the one… Continue reading BC: My 2018 Reading Challenges
The digest: Pulley's writing has improved in almost every single aspect compared to her previous novel, making The Bedlam Stacks a work of historical fiction everybody should read. A genuinely engaging, focused, layered narrative which builds momentum tremendously well, culminating in a truly satisfying climax. I urge you to read this at your earliest convenience.
The digest: The Clarity of Cold Steel has one of the most unique takes on a post-apocalyptic world that I can remember – it is clearly the result of much hard work, and the efforts seem to have paid off. The plot is absolutely stunning, and the development of our protagonist through his speech and other nuances is very well handled.
I thought I'd let you guys know what I plan on posting in the coming weeks - if you see anything below you would like to read sooner rather than later let me know and I'll do what I can.