Happy September! This month I’m participating in Space Opera September, but I’m also doing a buddy read and also also reading manga here and there. So lots of books planned. These are the books I’m reading as of right now!
Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey – Book two in the Expanse series, I picked this up to fulfill prompt four in Space Opera September: Read a space opera over 500 pages long. This chonker comes in at 595, so it’s perfect. I’m really liking it so far, which doesn’t surprise me, considering I consider the first one an all-time favorite. Speaking of, me reading this and gooing about it inspired my husband to pick up the first one. I about peed.
Anyways, goodreads synopsis of book 1, in case you’re interested:
Humanity has colonized the solar system – Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond – but the stars are still out of our reach.
Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, the Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for – and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why.
Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to the Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything.
Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations – and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe.
Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb – Man, I am not ready for this. I’m buddy reading this with Zezee @Zezeewithbooks, and we’ve been slowly making our way through this world for the past three years. Sixteen books of Fitz, the Fool, The Wit, The Skill, Dragons, Wolves, and a hell of a lot of emotional turmoil. This is the last book, and I know it’s going to absolutely shatter my heart. I’m not ready I’M NOT READY.
With that, I’m really liking it so far. ;~;
If you are interested, here is the goodreads synopsis for book 1, allll the way back when Fitz was a wittle ting:
In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.
Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals – the old art known as the Wit – gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility.
So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways and embrace a new life of weaponry, scribing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin.
Back burner books
The back burners are back. Basically they’re books I’m ‘reading’ but haven’t touched in a while due to a readathon taking precedence, getting distracted by other books, etc. I’ll get to these in October!
Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
Weird title aside, this book is actually pretty good. The love interest is sweet and wholesome, which is lovely. I feel the main character is more or less developed as well, but let’s be honest: the character development was not these authors’ main goal. I don’t have much left in this, maybe 150 pages, so I should be able to finish it shortly into October.
The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks
Despite the fact that I know this book is gonna get a 4 or even a 5 stars from me, it keeps ending up on the back burner. Unfortunately it’s hard to incorporate into readathons. But with book five coming out next month, it’ll be my top priority as soon as I finish all the space opera books. October will be a readathon-less month for me, solely so I can focus on this. 😀
And that’s it! I’ve also read 11 or 12 manga so far this month, but as none of them are ‘currently’ being read, I’ll just mention them in my wrap up if they don’t get their own reviews. Some of them definitely will.
What are you reading this month? Lemme know! Happy reading!