Monday Reading Check In

Monday Reading Check In

Thank you to St Martin’s Press for the complimentary ARC of AXIOM’S END by Lindsay Ellis!

Last week was a few weeks long and the weekend somehow passed in a matter of hours. No fair! It was a good weekend full of buddy reads and reading. My best friend came over for a chat and a few glasses of wine which was a nice change of pace too. So… are we all good with just skipping over the next few days and hitting the next weekend?

In my quest this month to read through a lot of ARCs, next up is AXIOM’S END by Lidnsay Ellis (out on 7/21/2020). I haven’t made it too far into this one, but the premise has me intrigued. In 2007 a whistleblower leaks that the U.S. has been in contact with extraterrestrial intelligence. Even more shocking, this isn’t something new, it’s been going on for decades! What else is the government hiding? AXIOM’S END is following Cora, the daughter of the whistleblower. The book incorporates some mixed media which is something I enjoy when well done, so I’m looking forward to getting deeper into the cover up! The book opens in the city where I grew up which is always a fun connection… could some of my classmates have been extraterrestrial? Hmm…

I of course have a couple other reads going, though only two right now:

A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas is a book that is no stranger to all of the book platforms. While nineteen year old Feyre is out hunting, she kills a large wolf only to later find out that she has violated the treaty between humans and the fae and must give up her life, either to death or to live with the fae in their world. Living among the fae, Feyre begins to realize that not all that she has been told about them is true. There is also a danger which puts both worlds in peril. This book has been on my radar for a while and it finally made it into my TBR this month. I am flying through this one both on audio and print and I am sure I will be adding the rest of the series to my shelves soon!

My other in progress book is IF IT BLEEDS by Stephen King. This is a collection of four novellas and the buddy read I am reading with just had the discussion for the first two stories yesterday which was a lot of fun. I really connected well with the first story, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone which had a sort of classic horror story vibe for me. The second story The Life of Chuck took me a bit to connect to, but the more I thought about it and reflected on the story the more I really liked it. This one had a lot going on and multiple layers to dive into. The title story in the collection has links to King’s THE OUTSIDER so I’ll actually be skipping that one until I read it in the coming months, but I’m looking forward to reading the fourth story, Rat before our next chat.

How was your weekend? What is your current read?

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