It's been kind of a rough summer for me--the "moving house" period is stretching into week 8 (4 weeks pre-Moving Day and 3+ weeks and counting on post-move activities) with no end in sight. Well, I'm sure other people can see an end in sight for me, but at this point, I'm too tired to see it! Every remaining pile (and there are lots of them) looks like it's going to take days to clear. We're whittling away at it.
Yesterday, we upholstered 2 more of the 6 IKEA dining chairs we got from Craigslist. 2 to go, and I can finally cross another thing off my to-do list.
I am hoping that in 1 more week I can give myself permission to read again (instead of listening to an audiobook or podcast, which to be honest I haven't been doing that much of either). Now I'm having trouble deciding what to read first. Help me decide and you could win a book worth up to $25 US Dollars!
My top 10 choices of what to read next are:
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Seriously, just look at it. I loaned it to a bookseller friend, so this decision would be more of "when do I bug her about getting the book back?" rather than what to read next. I got about 1/3 through before I was rudely interrupted by real life responsibilities :(
The Heart of Betrayal by Mary Pearson
I've had this for a while and yes, normally I would have torn through this in a day, but it's hard to read while re-upholstering chairs. I really adored the first one.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I'm really intrigued by the formatting of this book. Watch a teaser video below.
Rook by Sharon Cameron
I loved Sharon Cameron's debut, The Dark Unwinding, and my bookseller friend is writing a review of this book right now. Stay tuned for further developments!
Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson
I've been trying to get back into Steampunk, and this looks like it might be entertaining.
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
I really didn't bother reading about this--they had me at the cover, and I'll just discover what it's all about when I crack open the book. I've found that TV has been much more pleasant to watch when I don't have expectations before I begin viewing a particular show; I'm hoping the same is true with books.
Illusionarium by Heather Dixon
Adored Heather Dixon's Entwined--and despite its girl in pretty dress cover, this one is high on my TBR pile.
Denton's Little Death Date by Lance Rubin
This also had me at the cover. From what I've heard, this probably fits my sense of humor to a T.
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
I actually started this the other night, but am trying to be good and do some more unpacking/tidying up on weekdays. Unreliable narrators and alternating points of view? Love the cover, too.
Lumière by Jacqueline Garlick
I'm a little wary of this steampunk title, but the cover really grabbed me and they used one of my favorite fonts for the title.
What do you think? Suggest a book (from the list or not, up to you) and let me know what book you would like to win. Open internationally--the book will be from my local bookstore, Once Upon a Time, if the winner is in the US, and from bookdepository.com if the winner is outside the US.
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