This month was just terrible for me and reading. I couldn’t even focus on audiobooks, so I basically got a few things done and nothing else.
What I did get read:
- Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (audiobook)
- Shiver by Maggie Steifvater (audiobook)
- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
- The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Septeys (audiobook)
- The Gunslinger by Stephen King (audiobook)
My plans to start reading Harry Potter just flopped. I got a little over halfway through Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone before I just lost interest.
I did discover that Maggie Steifvater is not the author for me. I finished Shiver and wasn’t even interested enough to keep going to Linger. So I tried The Raven Boys to see what the big deal about The Raven Cycle series is, and I couldn’t get interested in it. This was about the third time I’ve started The Raven Boys, so I’m going to just leave it at Maggie Stiefvater is not the author for me.
I think a big part of my problem was that a lot of my holds became available at the same time. I need to start limiting myself on how many books I put on hold and making sure I’m listening to my audiobooks or reading the books promptly.
I started Finders Keepers which is the second in the Bill Hodges trilogy by Stephen King, Mr. Mercedes being the first book, but got flustered when a whole bunch of audiobook holds came in at once. There aren’t enough hours in a day, so I returned them all and said I’d mess with it later.
Hopefully December will be a better month. My plans to read next month are strictly books for blog tours or NetGalley/Edelweiss so I can get those TBR piles down some. I was approved for Belle Revolté the other day via NetGalley, and I’ve started it, so hopefully I’ll do better in December. I’ll have a TBR for December up shortly. 🙂
How did you do concerning your reading this month?
I barely read anything this month… My Net Galley TBR is out of control & I can’t stop buying new books… My overall TBR is insane!
But, one of the ones I picked up this month is Ninth House!
I think a big part of my slump this month is that due to an eye issue, I can’t read for very long at once, but I get bored just listening to audiobooks. LOL
Yeah, I get that. I struggle with audiobooks too. I still listen to them, but almost always end up looking up anything I thought seemed interesting in book form – I just don’t seem to retain audiobooks.
I’ve read only 4 books 🙄 what did you think about The Fountains of Silence? I’m thinking whether I should add it to my TBR.