What I’m Reading: May 4th to May 10th

This week’s What I’m Reading post is going to be a little different to the ones I’ve posted before. I’ve decided to give up on my original TBRs because… well, you saw how bad it was getting! I’m starting fresh with the month of May. So let’s check it out.

TBR for May 4th-10th

Author Requests

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These charming shorter stories by A.J. York are actually ones I’m looking forward to. A.J. kindly gifted me a copy of her three books in exchange for a review and I’ve so far read Eliza Bluebell. I really enjoyed that one – still need to write up my review – so I’m looking forward to these two.

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I loved Andromeda, the first in the series, so I’m really looking forward to this one. I was planning on reading this one earlier in the year but didn’t manage to get around to it, so now I’m making the time to read this one first because I really want to.


NetGalley Books

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I believe this was one of the very first books that I requested from NetGalley (I will admit that I was not much of a forward thinker and went absolutely nuts when I first joined, hence my backlog in review books) and I requested it purely on the basis of the cover. The blurb is very promising though so I’m hoping for good things.

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The blurb of this one caught my eye when I found it on NetGalley as I do love a good mystery. I’m eager to see how this one turns out.

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I actually started this one a while back and it’s been sitting on my currently reading shelf on Goodreads since. There wasn’t anything particularly wrong with this book, it just wasn’t holding my interest as much as the other books I was reading at the time. I haven’t gone back to it purely because there were other books that I wanted to read first. In trying to get my Goodreads currently reading shelf down to a number I can count on one hand though, I’ve decided to go back to this one and see if it gets better further through.

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You guys, I’m ridiculously excited about this one. Horror is not a genre that I would ever have thought I’d enjoy reading (although I am a sucker for a good horror flick), but I’ve come to love so many great scary stories the last couple of months and this one just sounds amazing!

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This is another of the early requests that I haven’t managed to get around to – although I had planned to because it’s been sitting on my currently reading shelf on Goodreads for a few months now. The premise of this one was just so interesting that I had to request it and now that I’ve refreshed my memory of what it is, I’m dying to know what happens.


Other Review Books

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I’ve actually read quite a bit of this book already. I had signed up for the blog tour for the second in this series, Stifled, but had to back out because I didn’t finish reading this one. Don’t get me wrong, it’s insanely good so far. I love the idea behind it. I don’t know why I set it aside really. I’m looking forward to getting back into it.

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The lovely folks at Stripes Publishing sent me an ARC paperback copy of this book and I’m about 40% of the way through it because I’ve been focusing more on ebooks than this. I’ve really been enjoying it so far and it’s at a really exciting point in the story right now too so I’m keen to continue with it.


University Reading

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Along with all the review books that I’m going to attempt this week, I’ve also got this play for my A230 module with the Open University. I started reading it earlier and it’s interesting so far. It’s quite a short play so it shouldn’t take me too long. You guys may have noticed that I’ve got a couple of books in my Goodreads Reading Challenge list that haven’t got reviews (well, at the moment that’s most of the last ones). I’m not going to review works I’m reading for university.

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This is another book I need to read for my A230 module. I’m on the last month of the course so these will be the last books I need to read until I take my next modules in October.


Misc. Books

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I’ve been getting back into One Piece manga lately so I’ll probably be reading these two this week. I’ve already read volumes 10 and 11 in the first one so I’ll definitely finish the East Blue book.


So there we have it, 14 books this week. I know you’re probably thinking that I struggled to read 6 for my last attempt at weekly TBRs but most of these books are 250 pages or less so they won’t take me too long to get through. Regarding the reviews I’ve got backing up, I’m definitely going to make an effort to get them all written up and scheduled this week. I’ll try to make it no more than 2 reviews a day so I don’t end up spamming you guys!

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