Tomorrow I’ll be sharing the books on my spring TBR for Top Ten Tuesday, so it’s once again time to see how I did with my previous seasonal TBR!
The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers The Conductors by Nicole Glover
Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova
The Black Coast by Mike Brooks
Northern Wrath by Thilde Kold Holdt
Hall of Smoke by H.M. Long
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend
Siiiiigh I was so hopeful I’d be able to read the majority of my winter TBR, but unfortunately I read four in full and DNF’d one. Boo me!
I read and enjoyed both Black Sun and Hollowpox at the end of last year—I need the next books in both of these series immediately, please!—and in January I decided to pick up The Conductors, which I received through NetGalley, because it sounded right up my street. Sadly, it wasn’t. My edition felt like such an early draft that I kept getting distracted by the odd mistake or a turn of phrase that just didn’t feel like it belonged in a finessed, published novel. Unfortunately I also didn’t get along with the magic system at all, and while I loved the premise it’s one of those books that I think would have worked so much better for me without the fantasy element.
Thankfully I enjoyed The Galaxy, and the Ground Within so much more, which was hardly a surprise! Becky Chambers remains my favourite sci-fi author and this was such a lovely, comforting conclusion to the Wayfarers series. A few books after this I picked up A Curse of Roses which was a very quick read but, sadly, only ended up being a 2 star read for me.
I am in a reading slump to end all slumps right now. Annoyingly I’m reading both Incendiary and The Black Coast, and I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read, but I’ve had no motivation whatsoever to pick either of them up. In fact I’ve read the first chapter (and a little more, in some cases) of every single book on my winter TBR and haven’t been able to get into any of them. I’m so frustrated with myself!
I have a couple of buddy reads this week that I’m hoping will kick me back into gear, but for whatever reason I’ve needed a break from reading for the past month or so and I’ve been watching Netflix and writing my own fiction instead. Here’s hoping I’m out of my slump soon, and that I’m much more successful with my spring TBR!