I am still working through the seven library books.
Yup. As suspected, I bit off more than I could read in just a couple of weeks. No worries, that’s what renewals are for. Therefore, for my physical books this week, I’m still working through two of the library books that I mentioned in my last TBR:
The Ever Cruel Kingdom by Rin Chupeco (book two of The Never Tilting World series)
The Archive of the Forgotten by A.J. Hackwith (book two of the Hell’s Library series)
Graphic Novels (eBooks):
I also borrowed a few volumes of graphic novels from Hoopla last week, so that’s going to take up a good bit of my reading time over the next few weeks.
Once & Future Vol 1: The King is Undead by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora — Rated T for Teen, the premise of this series is that a bunch of baddies steal an artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian times back from the dead, and a dude and his grandma (who used to hunt monsters before she moved to a retirement home) have to save the world from it. Cool, right?!
Deadly Class Vol 1: Reagan Youth by Rick Remender and Wesley Craig — This one is set in the late 1980s at Kings Dominion School for the Deadly Arts, a school where the world’s top crime families send children to train as the next generation of super assassins. I’m hoping it’s got a sort-of Deadly Education vibe (though there’s no magic), but with a rating of M for Mature we’ll have to see if it gets to be too much killing for my tastes?
The Wicked + The Divine Book 1 (issues 1-11) by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson — As described on Goodreads: “Eisner Award-nominated modern fantasy where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods.” Again, sounds right up my alley. Another M for Mature, though, so we’ll see…
Witchmark (The Kingston Cycle #1) by C.L. Polk — Cabal of magical families. Unique world reminiscent of Edwardian England. Murder mystery. Romance. Need I say more?
A Complicated Love Story Set in Space by Shaun David Hutchinson — As it says on Goodreads, this book is “Black Mirror meets What If It’s Us in this gripping, romantic, and wildly surprising novel about two boys lost in space trying to find their way home—while falling in love…” Yep. I’m totally in!
Falling Free (Vorkosigan Saga prequel) by Lois McMaster Bujold — Technically the fourth book in the series if you go by publication order, this is supposed to be a prequel to the rest of the Vorkosigan Saga, a sci-fi series that has come highly recommended to me. Everyone seems to have opinions on the right reading order for this series, but I’m throwing caution to the wind and reading this one first, as it comes chronologically first in the series and that makes sense to me.
Augustus: First Emperor of Rome by Adrian Goldsworthy — I normally don’t read a lot of history, but after finishing Gates of Fire, I’m in the mood for more stories about ancient civilizations. This one was recommended at the end of the Gates of Fire audiobook, and it sounded super interesting, so I guess I’m doing another history.
A Tangle of Knots (Tangle of Knots #1) by Lisa Graff — This will be my next Middle Grade adventure with the kids. Filled with mysterious adventures and magical talents, it sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun!
The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (Enola Holmes #2) by Nancy Springer — As soon as we’re done with Tangle of Knots, we’re going to continue the Enola Holmes series. We’ve listened to, and enjoyed book 1, as well as enjoying the recent Netflix movie, so we’re looking forward to reading more of the books.
Any thoughts on my TBR selections? What are you reading this week? Let us know in the comments!