I am so very behind on my reread of this series but I have just completed the first book Truthwitch today which is actually the release day for Witchshadow coincidentally. I was supposed to have already finished and reread the series so I can pick up Witchshadow straight away but alas that did not occur. I did however, have such a fun time being back in this world and reunited with Iseult and Safi again. Similar to my first reading experience with this book it just jumps straight into the action and it takes me a little while to be accustomed to the writing style. I love the build up of the world and learning about the different realms and the truce. The differences between the different nations and how delicate the peace truce is and just how everyone is waiting for it to dissolve. There are a lot of characters and titles thrown at us as well which again took me a while to wrap my head around again as it’s been a while since I read this series. I highly enjoyed my reread though and I am definitely going to try and continue on with Windwitch as soon as possible!
Since we are in June (wtf) I figured it was a good time to check in and see how I’m going with my reading challenge and stats for the first half of the year. At this stage I have only completed 29 books and Goodreads says I am 14 books behind schedule if I want to complete the challenge whereas last year at this time I had already completed 67. I am honestly not that worried about completing the reading challenge, even though in the 4 years I’ve been on Goodreads it would be a first. I am just trying to get out of this reading slump I’ve been in for the majority of 2021. I think I am on the tail end though and I am getting more and more in the mood to read so fingers crossed for that! So far this year I have completed 9747 pages as opposed to last year where I had already read 27,598! So yeah I have some catching up to do, but I have some really good books on my TBR and I am excited to get stuck in and read!
It’s been a few months since I’ve done a library update so I figured now was the time! I have been really trying to utilise the library more this year and consistently borrow books that I’m interested in but not willing to buy. I currently five six books on loan from the Library: The Obelisk Gate & The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin, The Gilded Ones by Namina Forner, Dark Matter by Blake Crouch and Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales. I have yet to read any of these books but I am very excited by my current selection!
Just like last month I am going to listing all the books I really want to read right now and then throughout the month I will just be picking books up at random hopefully when the mood comes over me. I am really going to try and read more this month and catch up on all my reading goals!
I just haven’t been in the reading mood at all for the last few weeks. I’ve been struggling to finish the various books I am in the middle of at the moment and I have no desire to pick anything else up. Its nearing the end of the month and I have only completed four books and all of them were under 300 pages and I am also 2 books behind on my Goodreads goal as well which I don’t think has ever happened to me before. There are soooo many great books I have on my TBR currently but the drive to actually pick them up and read them isn’t there. So what I have decided to do is just give myself a few days where I don’t even think about books, reading or blog posts, relax and let the groove come back in slowly. I know this slump isn’t going to last forever, I have these stages where I will fluctuate in and out of my reading habits and I guess I am happy it’s happening now at the start of the year as opposed to the end! So I don’t think there is going to be any posts for a few days, which makes me kind of anxious as I’ve never missed a day since I started this blog, but I am only human and I just have to let these things go. Hopefully you all are having a better reading month than me!