Welcome to another Wednesday bookwyrms. This week the update is actually on time. Not much in the way of an intro today, so let’s just dive in to what I’ve had my nose in this past week.
Recently Finished: FOUNDRYSIDE by Robert Jackson Bennett
So this isn’t strictly true. I never got to the point of finishing FOUNDRYSIDE because (oh boy this isn’t gonna be popular) I really hated this book. I keep feeling the urge to apologise because it’s so beloved in the bookish community that I almost feel guilty about it. Then I remember “No. It’s fine. I’m allowed to not like it”. I got about a third of the way through and had to set it aside before it made me hate reading so much I fell victim to a dreaded slump. I’m not DNFing though, I am gonna go back to it and see how things pan out after a little break.
Currently Reading: AMBERLOUGH by Lara Elena Donnelly
For those of you following my Wyrd & Wonder shenanigans, this wasn’t on the list of books I flagged to read this month, but I got thinking about it again after including it in my list of Books I Can’t Wait To Read. So I picked it up like twenty seconds after setting Foundryside aside. And reader, it was like a tonic. A rejuvenating, life-giving tonic. It’s so good so far. It’s a fantasy spy thriller about cabaret performers moonlighting as smugglers in a country on the brink of a fascist coup. Can’t wait to really get stuck into this one.
Next Read: KINGS OF THE WYLD by Nicholas Eames
I said this last week too and put it off in favour of Amberlough, but still planning on picking up KINGS OF THE WYLD as soon as possible. For those who didn’t read my update last week, or are otherwise unfamiliar with KINGS OF THE WYLD, it’s basically about a mercenary band, well past their prime, who get the band back together for ‘one last tour’. Think middle-aged dad rock band having a midlife crisis and getting the boys back together. It just sounds fun, you know?
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