I hope you all are staying safe and well during this pandemic.
It’s weird, seeing all of the posts of people catching up on their reading because they’re forced to stay at home. While my library has closed to the public, we are still required to come in to work and we’re offering curbside pickup and limited computer access. I have a feeling that as things start to ramp up in my area this is going to change, but I’m scared about the library shutting down entirely because county doesn’t offer administrative leave—you have to use your sick/vacation leave if you are out unless it’s an approved holiday.
So I’ve been reading a lot (because I stress read) but didn’t really post anything review-wise throughout March because I was just so exhausted and burnt out and stressed. I read to escape but couldn’t force myself to process or do much of anything.
But my goal for April is to get ahead on my ARCs (I read all of my March ARCs well in advance! But…didn’t write the reviews in time 🤷) and get caught up on my reviews.
So soft theme of April is ARC April.
My April ARCs and one or two from May—I’m trying to be good and get ahead, I swear!
I’m really looking forward to most of these. My top anticipated ARCs for this month are definitely Incendiary (no clue what it’s about as I haven’t read the blurb yet but I saw Zoraida Córdova and had to request it!), Network Effect (Murderbot!!), and Goldilocks (female astronauts steal a spaceship to find a way to save humanity), and The Mermaid, The Witch and the Sea which sounds fantastic!
The ones I’m on the fence about but will give a try: The Silence of Bones (#ownvoices historical fiction set in Seoul), Girl Gone Viral (The Right Swipe was good but not great) and Shorefall (I enjoyed Foundryside more than I expected, but we’ll see how the sequel goes).
The Backlist Books
Why yes, both Jade War and The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle were on my March TBR, and no I did not get to them! But I bought a copy of Jade War and I’m dying to read it because Jade City was fucking amazing.
World Departed is the first in a new trilogy by the best author of zombies ever, Sarah Lyons Fleming! If you haven’t checked out her work, now is the time to do so. You’ll be supporting an indie author and someone who just writes a fantastic zombie story. I can’t wait to dive into this one and meet new characters (and fall in love with them—it’s always a roller coaster of emotions in these books).