This a meme that we have started here at Vicariously & Voraciously in attempt to organize our thoughts for all the books we are currently reading. This is so we can update the status of how far along we are in our current reads, how we are liking it so far, and any other general current updates on the books as we read them. Feel free to use this prompt to keep your currently reading status up to date with us! It can be used weekly, once a month, or as often as you like. We love to see what everyone is reading and what they think!
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
Current Status: pg. 101 of 433
This is a reread for me since the second book, Lady Smoke comes out today actually! I remember most of it since I only read it last year, but I have the audiobook still so I figured it would be nice to brush up on the details before continuing on with this series. This was one of those books that surprised me last year, I wasn’t really sure what it was about and if I would like it or not, but I ended up really enjoying it. It was a fast and fun read and so I’m looking forward to finding out what happens in the second installment in this series!
Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler
Current Status: pg. 18 of 352
This one just sounds amazing. I have only just begun reading it and already I have a feeling its going to be a favorite. Its so different from everything that I’ve been reading so it will be nice to have a change of pace. Not to mention, how badass does that cover look?! I have been staring at this book for the last week just waiting to dive in, because I know this is one that will consume my every waking thought!!! AHH! I’m finally pretty caught up on all my ARCS right now, so looks like this is going to get a chance to make the cut! Can’t wait to be able to give you all a better update on how much I’m loving it :)!!!
Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok
Current Status: 40% (ebook ARC)
Okay, so this is a tough one. While I am really enjoying the story, and it has definitely got me interested in whats happening, its also soooooooo sloowwwwwww. I keep reading for a while to check and see how much progress I’ve made to only have read about 2% more. Maybe its the fact that its an ebook so I can’t go by page numbers but it feels like this is dragging more than it should. Especially since its the kind of book you would expect to fly through with a murderer on the loose and weird things amiss! Hopefully the second half of it picks up so I can read it without dozing off every other chapter.
Do you ever reread books in preparation for the next in a series? Or do you have a memory like a vice and nothing escapes it no matter how long its been since you’ve last read a book!? I envy the latter types of people! I remember most of the books I read, but the details definitely get a bit blurry with time. What are you all reading this week? Anything in common with me!? Any suggestions for amazing books to add to my never ending TBR?! I’d love to know what you all think!!
Oh no, I am sad to hear that Spectacle is a little slow! I am glad I didn’t request an arc then, since I am still in book slump land and behind on everything
Book slumps are the WORST! I luckily have been doing pretty good here lately so it didnt slow me up too bad. But it did take me a lot longer to read than my pace has been here lately. I just finished it last night and I’m hoping that there is a second book in the works because if not that was the most unsatisfying ending ever!!!
Uh oh, I thought it was a standalone but I am sincerely hoping that I was wrong…
I thought it was too but that ending left me thinking that there HAS to be another book, if not then that was the worst ending ever!! Lol