Since my monthly update posts haven’t been happening, I figured I’d try resurrecting my Sunday Updates posts which I last did in *coughs* 2019. The monthly ones are a bear to put together so maybe a smaller chunk will be just as helpful? I guess we’ll see!
I’m going to take a page from Taking on a World of Words and use their WWW Wednesdays questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
Currently reading: Blame it on the Brontes – Annie Sereno
I’m about 70% through this book and it’s…aggressively fine? The cover’s pretty darn cute (that pug!) but I’m finding the book itself a lot less cute than I expected. The “mystery” of who the reclusive author is isn’t really a mystery and the second-chance part of the romance isn’t… very romance-y. They haven’t had the big hash-out conversation about why their big breakup happened, despite it being glaringly obvious that they’re both still in love with each other. Going to try to finish this one up tonight so I can move on to my next batch of ARCs.
Recently finished: Nepenthe – Octavia Hyde
“A tentacle alien space fantasy,” indeed. I have no idea what to say other than it was on Kindle Unlimited and I was absolutely entranced by the review that both asserted that it was the best science fiction that person had ever read and that it was alien tentacle erotica. K. It’s three connected stories about, um, mind-reading tentacle aliens rescuing a bunch of human colonists who have somehow survived a plague, but in exchange they want them to carry their eggs. That’s it, that’s the plot, everything else is tentacles, with a side of dubcon and breeding kink. So, that was I thing I read.
The second book in the Final Architecture trilogy. I adored Shards of Earth (though apparently never reviewed it – need to fix that!) and I’m very much looking forward to seeing where this ridiculously original space opera goes. At the same time, I loved Idris in the first book and I’m very scared to see what awful things the author is going to put him through! Also, why, Architects, whyyyy?
That’s my snapshot of my current reading! What’s next on deck for you?