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The Quilty Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

TBR Thursday #7

Well, this is a reconstruction of the post that I previously lost yesterday, when I actually thought it was Thursday. It was only Wednesday, which brought a whole NEW level of disappointment to things!


Anyway, I decided to do something a little different with this post! I'm going to do an inbox and an outbox section. Inbox: books I bought. Outbox: books I read.





Five new books were added to the TBR pile. Of these, Jackaby is the one about which I am most delighted. This book is so much in my wheelhouse, it might as well have been written for me! A quote from the blurb:


"Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary--including the ability to see supernatural beings."


A review of this one came up on my wordpress feed a few days ago, and only strengthened my overwhelming desire to read this book. I am waiting to finish The Haunting of Hill House before I start this one, but it is next up.


The Infinite Sea is book 2 of Rick Yancey's Fifth Wave series. I had mixed emotions about The Fifth Wave - I enjoyed it, but there was a bit too much mooning about by the main character. Also, it showed a strong trend in the direction of a DLT. If that happens, I'll probably abandon the series.


I'll Give You the Sun looks Rainbow-Rowell-John-Green-ish. This could be good. Or it could be annoying. We'll see.


Falls the Shadow sold me with this line from the blurb:


"When Cate Benson was a kid, her sister, Violet, died. Two hours after the funeral, Cate’s family picked up Violet’s replacement. Like nothing had happened. "


Hell yeah.


Finally, Blackbird is just plain promising. Although I hear that there are sections in the second person POV. Which could be great, could be awful, or could be weird. Maybe all three, at different times?




I had a fantastic reading week!


I finished Blood of my Blood, which was the final book in Barry Lyga's Jasper Dent series. Review is here.


I did a reread of the entire Shadowfell Series, finishing with The Caller, which I enjoyed. Series reread post here, review of The Caller here.


I read Monica McCarty's 7th Highland Guard book, The Raider. I haven't reviewed it, and am not sure if I will. I enjoyed it, but there just isn't that much left for me to say about the series.


I picked up Kevin Hearn's Iron Druid series, and read books 2 & 3, Hexed and Hammered. This series is very enjoyable. There will probably be a post at some point. 


So, that's a 7 book week (although 2 were re-reads)? Not bad, although nothing in there that is particularly substantive!