Shelf Control #55 & Reading Right Now 22/01//20


Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves created and hosted by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out Lisa’s introductory post, here.

42201467._SY475_David Mogo, Godhunter
by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Since the Orisha War that rained thousands of deities down on the streets of Lagos, David Mogo, demigod, scours Eko’s dank underbelly for a living wage as a freelance Godhunter. Despite pulling his biggest feat yet by capturing a high god for a renowned Eko wizard, David knows his job’s bad luck. He’s proved right when the wizard conjures a legion of Taboos—feral godling-child hybrids—to seize Lagos for himself. To fix his mistake and keep Lagos standing, David teams up with his foster wizard, the high god’s twin sister and a speech-impaired Muslim teenage girl to defeat the wizard.

I love fantasy and I love books set in Nigeria, so this debut novel should be everything I could want in a book. I was sent a copy via NetGalley and still haven’t read it, because I’m the worst, but I’d really like to get to it this year!

Are there any settings in books you’re always drawn to?




I’d like to try and cross as much off my winter TBR as possible this month, as I’m hoping to devote the majority of February to romance reads, so I decided to finally pick up A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos (translated by Hildegarde Serle). Unfortunately I ended up DNFing this one around 44% of the way through it, which is a real shame! My copy will be off to a charity shop. You can check out my short review on Goodreads here if you’d like to know why it didn’t work for me.


I heard amazing things about M.L. Wang’s The Sword of Kaigen last year so couldn’t resist putting it on my winter TBR, and I’m enjoying it so far! I’m sure it’ll surprise absolutely no one who’s read this book that I already love Misaki.


I seem to be in the mood for chunky books this month, there’s something about the way January takes its time that helps me enjoy take my time with big books, so I’d like to continue with The Diviners series and pick up Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray!

What are you reading right now?

6 thoughts on “Shelf Control #55 & Reading Right Now 22/01//20

  1. Ashlea Daune says:

    I generally just like spooky books. So anything scary creepy. I don’t think I have a certain setting I like. I haven’t read any of the books you mentioned though.
    I just finished Shockpoint by April Henry
    I’m reading After Alice by Gregory Maguire
    And I’m about to read Bioshock: Rapture or I Hunt Killers.

    Ash @ JennReneeRead

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  2. Tammy says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who didn’t like A Winters Promise, although I think we disliked it for different reasons. The whole thing felt very old fashioned in the way women were treated, and I hated the way Ophelia just stood there and took the abuse. Ugh.

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    1. Jess @ Jessticulates says:

      Yeah considering Ophelia seemed to come from a matriarchal family, I was really surprised her family forced into a marriage with some grumpy git that Ophelia was told she’d have to make herself agreeable to or she’d be kicked out of the family.


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