Um. It’s amazing the damage a single Amazon gift card can do (though I am very pleased to have won it as part of Dewey’s read-a-thon and grateful to Rachel Noel of Purple Owl Reviews for donating it in the first place). Reading was also a bit slower this month, thanks to work chewing up more of my energy. With such a large deficit and with Christmas approaching, there’s not much hope of breaking even on Mt TBR this year. Next year, I may need to sign up for the Reading My Own Damn Books challenge from Andi at Estella’s Revenge.
Mt TBR Status
Mt TBR @ 1 January 2015: 202
Mt TBR @ 31 October 2015: 227
Mt TBR @ 30 November 2015: 235
73. Flight of Magpies by KJ Charles. This Victorian m/m romance has its characters wrestling with work/life balance while attempting to solve the theft of a magical item that could destroy them. I seriously love this series so much. The pacing is excellent and the relationship between the characters is pitch-perfect.
74. Game Theory by Pia Foxhall. Set prior to The Court of Five Thrones, this fantasy m/m romance starts out even darker than its successor. Augus Each Uisge may be the prisoner of the Seelie King but eventually comes to realise Gwyn is just as trapped as he is. The moments of tenderness and healing in this story are all the more exquisite for the trauma from which they arise. A beautiful tale, but not for younger readers or the faint of heart.
75. Attack of the Clockwork Army by Felicity Banks. Reviewed here.
76 & 77. Deadline and Blackout by Mira Grant. The last two of the Newsflesh trilogy. As with Feed, they are set after the zombie apocalypse, but are really more sci-fi suspense than horror. It was strongly recommended I read these back to back and I’m certainly glad I had them on hand–I would not have wanted to wait after that cliffhanger in the middle. A gripping read that I binged in about three days. A big thank you to Ysabet McFarlane for the recommendation.
78. Skyborn by David Dalglish. Reviewed here.
79. Letters to Tiptree edited by Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein. Reviewed here.
Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk
Threshold by Jordan L. Hawk
Flight of Magpies by KJ Charles
The Seduction of Lord Stone by Anna Campbell
Knight Errant by KD Sarge
Chasing Death Metal Dreams by KD Sarge
Ember by Bettie Sharp
The Bone Knife by Intisar Khanini
Deadline by Mira Grant
Blackout by Mira GrantThe Hobbit Chronicles: The Art of War by Daniel Falconer
Black Wolves by Kate Elliott
Sisters of Icarus by Becca Lusher
The Crying Child by Becca Lusher
Who’s Afraid? by Maria Lewis
Despite the backlog, I didn’t do any online reading other than Game Theory, reviewed above.
What have you read this month?