For What It's Worth

Monday, March 8, 2021

Reading Update

 


I may be getting my reading groove(ish) back! I only read 2 books in February but it was how I felt while reading that gives me a little hope. I was engaged with the stories and even felt like talking about and reviewing them after. I've posted two reviews recently, and will be writing another one soon.

Here are a few books that I'm either currently reading or got through the Libro.fm audiobook arc program & hope to read soon.


Float Plan by Trish Doller Goodreads (library) I’m listening to this one on audio right now. Anna – a woman whose fiancΓ©, who died by suicide, embarks alone on sailboat trip they had been planning. I was immediately drawn to her and hooked on the story which has been rare for me when it comes to hyped romances these days. Fingers crossed it continues.

Saints and Misfits by S.K Ali Goodreads This was an ALA book I’ve had on my shelf for years now and I’m happy to finally get back to clearing out that pile. It’s a little slower paced but good so far!

 

Libro.fm ALCs (audiobook arc's)

First Comes Like by Alisha Rai Goodreads Eh…this is a catfishing romance and I’m not thrilled with Jia’s voice so far or the way she confronts and then blows up at bewildered Dev, Her reaction is kind of immature/over-the-top and I might dnf this one. But Dev’s awkwardness with the niece he’s raising is adorable and has me hanging on a little bit longer

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert Goodreads The first book in the series – Get a Life, Chloe Brown didn’t wow me but I adored Take a Hint, Dani Brown so I jumped at this audio arc.

Caul Baby by Morgan Jerkins Goodreads Honestly, this book sounds really strange and not like anything I’ve ever read. It involves the caul – a portion of the birth membrane that covers a babies face – and a Harlem family that deals in magic and the caul to protect babies. I think?? I don’t know. lol I LOVE the narrator, Joniece Abbot-Pratt (Raybearer & Grown), though so I’ll give it a try.  

Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas Goodreads This is - as the author calls it – "basically fanfic"  about Peter Pan/Wendy Darling and missing children. I just finished Thomas’s wonderful debut Cemetery Boys and missing children were a small plot thread that I didn’t feel was explored enough so I’m curious to (hopefully) see that fleshed out more in this book.


Have you read any or are you interested in reading any of these?


26 comments:

  1. "and even felt like talking about and reviewing them after."
    EVEN!!! 😱 πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‰

    Finger crossed your mojo doesn't end!

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    1. I'm at a slow and steady pace now so we'll see. I'm also having fun doing other things but I did miss reading - even if I didn't feel like it lol

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  2. I read another Alisha Rai recently and felt only lukewarm about it, Karen. Glad you are getting your reading and maybe reviewing mojo back! 😘

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    1. I didn't like the first book in the series either but I thought it might have been the audiobook narrator but we'll see. I really love Dev but I don't know if he's enough to make me plow through.

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  3. I am curious about Lose in the Never Woods. I'm glad you're getting your reading mojo back, and hey, remember - it's quality over quantity!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Absolutely quality over quantity! I'm done reading just to read or to have blog content. I want to enjoy my time lost in a book.

      Have you read Cemetery Boys?

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  4. I hope you're getting your reading groove back. I had a good run in Jan/Feb but this week has been a STRUGGLE *cries*.

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    1. It's not like it was before, and that's fine! I think I'm in another phase in life where other things are more interesting but it is nice to enjoy reading again.

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  5. Float Plan owned me. Loved every second of it, so I am excited to hear you are enjoying it. I really enjoyed Saints and Misfits and can't wait to read the sequel. I thought Eve was fabulous. She and Jacob were a winning combination for me. Enjoy!

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    1. I finished Float Plan this morning and it was wonderful.

      S&m is going a little slower but I like it.

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  6. Looks like a nice mix. Glad you're getting your mojo back! I think I might be too- maybe it's spring lol?

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    1. A mix seems to be what's working best for me right now. I'm constantly jumping around with genres - I used to binge a genre until I finally tired of it but I can't seem to now.

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  7. Caul magic, ohh, I only know that it was said to be magical and prized really well

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    1. It sounds weird but I love this narrator enough to give it a shot.

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  8. I really hope you are getting your reading groove back. Mine returned suddenly with a vengeance the end of last month and I'm taking advantage of it while it lasts!

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    1. I don't care if I ever read as much as used to. I doubt I ever will but it's nice to have that outlet to escape again.

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  9. Hooray for (hopefully) your reading mojo returning. Even partly. I haven't read any of these but I've seen soo many raves already for Float Plan.

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  10. I just purchased and downloaded Eve Brown. I adore this series and the narrator did a good job with the last book. I also loved First Comes Like, but I read it, and narrators can have a significant impact on the enjoyment. Hope you continue to find your groove!

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    1. I'm really bad with romance narrators. They're either too emotional or not emotional enough lol

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  11. Hooray for finding your groove again. I think you are focussed on the right things, reading something that you can get engaged with.

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    1. It's nice not having obligations with reading anymore. So I just read for the love of it and if I have something to say, I write a review.

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  12. I enjoyed Saints and Misfits! I also downloaded the audio for Float Plan, I hope you continue enjoying it!

    I didn't love the narrators in First Comes Like, but I really enjoyed Act Your Age, Eve Brown!

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    1. I loved Float Plan! I think I'm throwing in the towel on First Comes Like lol

      I think I'm starting Eve next.

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  13. Caul Baby sounds great. I requested it on Netgalley. Fingers crossed. 😊

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    1. It's not something I would read on my own but I LOVE that narrator.

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