Waiting on Wednesday is a series that is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each Wednesday I will present a new book that I am waiting to be released. This is a way to help me to stay current on my favorite authors and to let you know what to expect in 2019 and beyond.
Charlie Jane Anders is releasing her next novel on February 12th of this year. The City in the Middle of the Night is a science fiction novel that sounds absolutely epic.
The planet is dying. On one side of the planet you have night and death. On the other side you have day. Sophie has been exiled to the night side of the planet. With this exile she is sentenced to death. Except she does not die. She forms a bond with the beasts who roam the ice. Then she reluctantly starts a revolution.
Between the amazing cover and the amazing description I am already hooked. I think this book will be one that I end up reading in hard cover. I also plan on bing reading the rest of Charlie Jane Anders's novels soon. I have not read any of her prior work, which is an oversight I plan to correct.
Do you ever wish that you could just go away for a year and do nothing but read? Although, even then I do not think I would get through all the books that I want to read.
On Friday night I was looking at Twitter and saw another book blogger post about a readathon. It is 24in48 a biyearly readathon where you read 24 hours within two days. As it started I decided to join in. With no prep I managed to read for 12 1/2 hours this weekend. I finished one book and read a bonus book. The reading was a lot of fun, but it was more fun to connect with other readers through social media. I plan on joining again. The think I love about readathons is that they unite readers. Reading is such a solitary experience, that I enjoy when I get to use my passion to connect with others. I call my blog The Book Recluse for a reason - I do not get out much. Part of this is that I am not a social person. Part of this is that I am a single mother. I cannot remember what a social life is like - so thank you for all of you who connect with me via social media!
I am nearly completely finished with my January reading list. I just need to read the last hundred pages in Amber & Dusk. At some point I will force myself to read this this week. This book is just not clicking with me. This week I finished The Young Elites by Marie Lu, Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen, The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence, and The Gilded Wolves by Roshiani Choshi.
This last week of January is almost a free reading week. My February TBR does not start until Friday, which means days of let loose reading. I have a few books that I have been meaning to pick up. The Gilded Wolves was one. I also packed Six of Crows that I plan to start. I also plan to finish my audiobook Mirror Gate by Jeff Wheeler. And at some point I need to finish Amber & Dust (I am just too close to DNF it - sigh). I will probably also start another audiobook. It will either be the third book in Jeff Wheeler's series or Becoming by Michelle Obama. Can you guess which one will probably win?
In totally I have read 12 books. Although, Goodreads shows only 11, so I need to see what book I forgot to list is. Yeah my reading planner - amazing. However, I already have book reviews well into the February space, so I may run out before the end of the year. Book Blogger problems - right?
How was your January reading? Link up your wrap ups. I would love to check them out!!
Can you believe that February is fast approaching? It will be here in just a week. It is a shorter month, just 28 days, but I am keeping my TBR list the same length. I just do not know how to shorten it. There are so many books that I want to read. There are the authors I am bing reading, the new releases that I am squeezing in, and a list a page long of other authors I want to pick up. While I managed to squeeze in some extra reads in January, I am not so sure about February. Although, three of my books are graphic novels, so that helps.
This month I will be finishing off the rest of Mare Lu's books - that is until she releases Legend book 4. (I am so happy for that.) I have the last two books in The Young Elite series - The Rose Society and The Midnight Star. I also have the three graphic novels for her Legend series. I am not a huge graphic novel series. However, between my own children's reading and other book bloggers I have come to appreciate graphic novels. I aim to read more of them, and what is better then reading the graphic novel version of one of my new favorite series?
I did a Twitter poll a little while ago, and Naomi Novik was the winner for my next bing read author. It took a little longer then expected, as I did not finish Mark Lawrence until last month. I will be doing another Twitter poll in March to pick my next bing author, so look out for that. I currently have an entire page of just author names. I will have to narrow this list down before I post it. I am excited to read Naomi Novik. Maybe I should say finish reading Naomi Novik. I have already started Spinning Silver. I put it down, not for any good reason either. I am loving the book. Ironically enough, I purchased His Majesty's Dragon when it was a debut Kindle novel. I got it for free. Yet, I have never read it. Many years later I am finally getting around to it. I only have three books of her's listed for this month. March will feature much more.
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