When I set the goal of reading 100 books in a year, I never actually thought I’d make it. And halfway through the year, when I reached 50, I considered dropping the challenge all together because it was taking up so much time.
But now I’m reading book #87 (a rare nonfiction, Freakonomics) and I have more books lined up to read — I’m starting to think I may even surpass the 100 mark!
A lot of the 100 are romances, which surprised me as I don’t really consider myself a romance reader. I enjoy reading romance, but I never really love them in the same way I love a good speculative novel (which is why romances rarely get more than 3 stars from me — I enjoy them, but they rarely make me fall in love).
So I suppose it’s no surprise that there are more romances on the to-read shelf. I’m currently finishing off my review for HP Mallory’s To Kill A Warlock, and I have two ARCs waiting in my inbox — No Rest For the Wicca by Toni LoTemio and The Ghost Hunter by Lori Brighton.
I also just read (but won’t review) Her Vampire Husband, which was actually much more enjoyable than I expected. It’s one of the titles available for free download from the Mills & Boon Everyone’s Reading initiative (if you like romance and don’t mind ebooks, head on over and download all the free books!).
Also on my to-read shelf, but moving away from romance, is Cold Ghost by Eva Shandor — a free online serial about yakuza and road trips and more! The story looks solid, although the web design could be improved — I’ll let you know what I think when I get round to reading it!
Finally I’ve also got an ARC of Lazarus by Lori Titus in my inbox, which sounds like a perfect spooky October read. I just had a quick read through the review on Words Well Written and am excited to begin — according to the reviewer, the book “goes far beyond run-of-the-mill zombie fare; Titus has created a taut line between dark and light and has her characters perform a balancing act”.
What about you? What are on your reading lists?