Friday Reads · On My Bookshelf

Friday Reads ~ 15 December 2017

I think this will be one of the last of this kind of Friday Reads post I do, or at least that I do on a regular basis. I might do another next week, but then I’m going to move on to other styles of Friday Reads posts. I’m looking forward to it! In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been reading…


I finished A Scandal in Battersea by Mercedes Lackey. This is the 12th (or 13th, depending on whether you count The Fire Rose) in her Elemental Masters series, and it will be my last of them. The new books in this series are no longer interesting, instead following a boring pattern which is incredibly predictable. Plus, the accents. Oh god, the accents. Someone stop her from writing in accents, and I might consider reading new Lackey again. Otherwise? Hell no. (The full review is here.)

I also finished Rest in Pieces by Rita Mae Brown, which completed my 2017 Cat Mystery Challenge. Yay! Full review is here, but the short version is that this is a really cute book in a really cute series, and I’ll be continuing with it. Solid 4 stars for this one.


I started Warcross by Marie Lu. (Don’t judge me. I know I said that The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid or To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis would be next. They’re still on deck, so they will be next after this.) I’d heard so many good things about it, and my last paper books only took 2 days to read, so I thought I’d try to squeeze this one in during December as well.

I’m still listening to Second Hand Curses by Drew Hayes, but I don’t think I will be for much longer. It’s so fun that it’s easy to listen to it. I’m enjoying the book but I also want to know how it ends, so I’ll finish this one soon. I highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys slightly different takes on fairy tales. So far there hasn’t been anything to make me limit my recommendation much. I’d say YA at the youngest, because there are a few mentions about unsavory things, but nothing has been overtly described. Still. Great fun.

And I’m still reading Lazette Gifford’s Raventower and Merriweather #1: Secrets. I feel bad for not giving this as much love as I could be, but mobile games have been distracting me lately, and so even when I pick up my phone intending to open my Kindle app, I open the games instead. Bad me.


In paper books, The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid or To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis really ARE next this time. Promise.

For audio, I think I might try Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress next. I’ve been enjoying fiction, though I think swapping to sci-fi might be a nice change. Besides, I already own that one on Audible and I want to get my queue down before I buy any more audio books if I can help it.


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