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bigwig
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Book club, book club!

What are you guys reading at the moment?

I'm in a little bit of a rut but intend to pick it up again soon... I've just started a book called The Hour Between by Sebastian Stuart which has promised to give me trashy boarding school feelings. I've already managed 12 books so far this year and I have to keep my momentum going! Gotta beat that Goodreads challenge!!


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I'm currently in the middle of a couple if you like sci-fi/fantasty novels then you've come to the right girl! I can recommend them all day long.

But I just finished The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo  It's a collection of her fables related to her Grisha trilogy. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I've always loved myths and legends and the like. I also just finished A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab, the final in that trilogy and I could gush for hours about it. #fangirl

Current reads:
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth
Artemis by Andy Weir
The Queen of Tearling by Erika Johansen

I've been so terrible about Goodreads lately! I should review and post more on there. I've finished about 10 books, I think, so far this year I love a good challenge though!


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I've started too many and now I'm playing catch-up this month. 😢 

But I finally got the third book in The Southern Reach trilogy. I haven't had the guts to start it, but I just saw the movie version of Annihilation, and I'm happy to report that I

still don't have the guts.


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@simply that is a goooood list!! i have the language of thorns but haven’t read it yet... and now it’s been packed into a box while we move so it might be a while until i can get to it. and actually ditto a darker shade of magic. it’s been on my to-read list for ages! this is the kick i need to get to it!

and: six of crows is EXCELLENT and i also read artemis a couple of months ago and really enjoyed it. i actually listened to the audiobook which is narrated by rosario dawson and it made it so much sweeter. (though she does a very bad irish(?) (or cockney??) accent for one of the characters.)

@mira i still have to read the second one... i saw the movie recently too and it made me think a lot.


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I've been getting back into reading again (which makes me want to wriiiiiite), so I'm always glad to find more title recommendations!

I totally second the Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab. It's nothing too heady, but it's a fun and addicting read. The whole series is so good.

I also just finished the Red Queen series (or at least the three that have been released...the fourth comes out next month!) by Victoria Aveyard. Again, nothing super heady, but an addicting fantasy read!


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@bigwig Oh yeah! You’re going to really enjoy it once you unpack! I finished The Fates Divide today (sequel to Carve the Mark) - it is a really great read. Audiobooks are funny that way haha. I just started listening to Ascendant by Craig Alanson - its interesting. It’s my first audiobook in a couple of years so it’s hard to read something that slowly -?- if that makes sense. And it’s about 13 year olds are the point I am at which just makes me laugh sometimes because I feel as though the author does a good job of describing the feelings of these kids. Reminds me of being that age  🤣 

@astro - I can’t wait for the next Red Queen either!! And the third Ember in the Ashes comes out soon too!

@mira - I haven’t seen the movie or read the books either but a couple of my friends enjoyed them!

Other good reads: Red Rising - the first was the best. They just came out with a fourth but I’m having a hard time getting into it.


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ohh yeah i need to read the 4th red rising book too. & the new red queen one!! though i ended up giving my copies of the last 3 away and i don’t really remember how the last one ended.

there are so many books out next month... i have i was born for this & leah on the offbeat preordered and they’re out on the same day. (i’m kind of into contemporary YA atm haha)


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@bigwig Authority was hard for me to get through. The only way I could muster myself to finish was after reading comments from others saying the slog is worth it once you hit the third act, and in particular the last twenty pages (and after finishing it I agree with them). The ending seriously haunts me.


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I don't have as much time to read between work/school/writing :C 

 

I really enjoy goodreads, I'm 6/25 books this year. I just finished "Believe Me" by Yolanda Hadid. Have a few other books from the thrift store sitting in a sad pile, LOL 


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Does anyone have any good horror recs? Some books I loved were The Southern Reach Trilogy (pending completion), Bird Box, House of Leaves, if that gives you any ideas!


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@mira What did you think of House of Leaves? I own a copy, but I haven't actually read it yet...I'll fully admit I bought it as visual research for a book I was laying out for a freelance project. What did you think of the book design/typography?


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@astro I enjoyed the unconventional layout! I thought the typography choices were really successful in conveying the increasing delirium of the narrative. Plus it's fun to look at. It can definitely pull you out of the main story (especially the footnotes!), but I enjoyed it. It's a really different reading experience.


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@bigwig 🐻 heeelp meee


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@mira here’s a classic(tm) horror rec: have you read any shirley jackson? i read the haunting of hill house & we have always lived in the castle earlier this year and they were both very atmospheric and tense (while also somehow being funny??). i am a little bit in love with her writing.

lemme take a waltz down my goodreads history to see if anything else comes to mind...

 

 


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@bigwig She's been on my list to read forever! Just bumped her to the top.


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I'm currently less than an hour from finishing The Night Circus . I'm listening to it then I gotta find another good audiobook because the people at work talk too damn much. 

I'm about to start physically reading Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. The library is teaming up with a local brewery to hold a book club there and that's going to be our June book. I read Bonk by her and thought it was hilarious and informative, so I'm excited to see what this will have. 


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Let me know how you liked The Night Circus! It is one of my favorite books.


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I have been reading the same book for like 3 years which is pathetic and it isn't even that good but I am too far in and it is the second book in a series so now I feel like I am committed 


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HELLO

what have y'all been reading? i'm in a bit of a book slump...

the last book i read was in the drowning deep by mira grant (i.e. seanan mcguire) and i liked it a lot but it came after three or four duds and now idk what to read next >:C


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Do eBooks count?

At the moment I’ve been reading The Iron Butterfly series by Chanda Hahn, almost finished the second book. The world she creates is all her own and its a nice easy read with a few twists and turns that you don’t see coming so definitely kept me intrigued. There’s three books in total each between 260 an 300 pages.


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