What Are You Reading?

itsmondayI’m moving into a new phase of reading, so it’s the perfect time for another What Are You Reading post?  And by “new phase,” I mean “not centered around Lord of the Rings!”  I finished reading Return of the King, so after two months of all my other books orbiting Tolkien’s big challenges, I’m back to more open territory.

My immediate plans are to continue on with a number of series I’m midway through.  That means Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card (Ender series), The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig (Pink Carnation series), Seer of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier (Sevenwaters series) and Gryphon in Glory by Andre Norton (…I don’t think the series has a name).  That’s a lot of series reading, but I’m close to the end on all of these, and eager to tie things up!

No picture of a book stack this time, because most of these books are still on their way from the library.  No matter–in the meantime, I’m reading Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings by Mary Rubio, an enormous biography of my favorite author.  It’s crazy-detailed, and is giving me all the cultural context and alternate-sides-to-the-story that Montgomery’s journals (which are lovely) don’t include.

Once I finish off a few more series, then I’m thinking I’ll get to the very long To Be Read list that has rather got away from me in the last several months…

What are you reading this week?

18 thoughts on “What Are You Reading?

  1. I’ve found it’s very difficult to keep or catch up with series, especially if your TBR list includes new series. Good luck and happy reading!

  2. Good luck with your series! I want to read the Sevenwaters books and the Lauren Willig series as well. I’ve been reading ARCs almost exclusively, and my TBR list is getting longer and longer. I’ve got to carve out some time to read some of the books on it!

    1. Sevenwaters and The Pink Carnation are both great. Sevenwaters I somehow feel like I have to sit down and focus when I read one–Pink Carnation is quick and light and easy. The quality of the books varies, but most are good. Mischief of the Mistletoe is my favorite–#7 but reasonably stand-alone.

  3. I am still reading Caliban’s War and hope to move on to Abaddon’s Gate after that. Also reading short fiction, this week it is the June issue of Clarkesworld for the review on Friday. Having heard of the passing of Ian Banks I would like to grab his short story collection that I own and finally give his stuff a try sometime soon.

    And largely because of you I have been aching to get back to my read-aloud, to Mary, of Fellowship of the Rings. We stepped away for a bit and need to get back to it.

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