Book Santa was great to me again this year! (It helps that “Book Santa” is actually my mom.)
- Priestess of the White, by Trudi Canavan: I’ve heard good things about this author, and I found the second book in this trilogy at a used book sale, so I picked it up. I hadn’t managed to find either the first or third in the same manner, so I put the first on my Christmas list. Let’s hope I like it!
- Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman: I loved American Gods. I love Neil Gaiman. This one’s obvious.
- Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters: I’ve seen this on a lot of recommendation lists, especially LGBTQIA+ lists. And it sounds interesting.
- Dreams of Gods and Monsters, by Laini Taylor: I borrowed this trilogy from the library and decided I needed my own copies. I already found the first two used, and now my trilogy is complete!
- The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue: Booklr is absolutely raving about this one, and it sounds like fun.
- Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman: Technically this is my husband’s, but who am I kidding, I’ll read it too. Of course I will.
- A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness: Same as Dreams of Gods and Monsters, except this time I was missing the first book instead of the last one. And I even managed to score matching editions!
With these shiny new beauties safely on my shelves, it’s time for me to go on a book-buying ban. I know, I know, I’ve tried these before, but I’m still swimming in unread books. So I’m not going to buy anymore until my Thriftbooks birthday coupon shows up at the end May. That gives me five solid months to read down my stacks and clean out my Kindle.
(The one exception is if any of my indie-author buddies put out new books between now and then–supporting them is more important to me than sticking to the ban. And ebooks are cheap!)
As the New Year hovers just over the horizon, I’m anxious to get started on my new reading challenges. I’ve put putting together my PopSugar task list, and once again I should be able to field most entries out of the books I already have. There might be a few tricky ones (a book related to my ancestry? Nordic noir? Too bad I already read the Millenium trilogy!) that I’ll need to research and request from the library, but I’ve got about 2/3 of the tasks filled in already.
Who else can’t wait for their 2018 reading?