Weekend Reading #3: except it’s a weekly reading TBR!

Yooo!

I meant to make this post on Thursday, but I had a funeral Friday so the timings just didn’t work out. There were also a lot more blog posts I wanted to have out, but I’m feeling quite low in terms of content engagement at the moment, which I’m trying to power through!

Instead, I’ll be releasing a Weekend Reading post for the next week– so everything I’ll be planning on finishing between Saturday 14th and Friday 20th.


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1. WORMS by James M Montague

On Horror twitter, a lot of authors and presses are releasing free audiobook downloads and Kindle copies of their books for everyone who is having to self-isolate. I’m reading a lot of the content just so I can get reviews out and promote the books, presses and authors for their kindness at this time!

I must confess… I’ve already finished this. It was only 6 hours long, and I ended up listening to it on 2.5x speed just because. It’s about worms! And I finished it in one evening! Look out for my review!


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2. Nietzsche and the Burbs by Lars Iyer

This is most definitely my most anticipated 2020 release, which seems bizarre to say, but I honestly love it so far.

It’s very dialogue heavy, the characters are quick-witted and so, so realistic in showing what British teenagers are like. It’s exploring Neitzsche and philosophy in a way that isn’t heavy handed and confusing, because the characters themselves are also very confused most of the time, and I haven’t laughed so hard at a book in a long time.


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3. Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Night Film is the first read-a-long I’m taking part in for Nightmare Maven’s Creepy Book Club, and I’m loving it!

It took a while to get in to, thanks to the constant use of italics, but I’m loving the characters and the mystery so much that I don’t even notice it anymore. Marisha Pessl wrote one of my favourite reads of 2019, and this is shaping up to be another favourite!


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4. The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

I’m just over 100 pages into this and it just… isn’t great. It’s repetitive and so much of it is a mashup of other, much better YA books that have come out in the past 5 years. It just feels very basic and unoriginal, which makes me feel mean, but I have to be honest here.

I’m going to give it to the 200 mark, because that’s only a half hour/hour of my time. If it doesn’t improve: DNF!


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5. World War Z by Max Brooks

This is my audiobook horror choice of the week. I’m literally half way through this, it’s broken up into sections and then different accounts within those sections.

The narration is incredible, immersive and, at times, terrifying. It captures what I love in zombie and apocalyptic narratives that’s been lost in some more recent portrayals as zombies have become more of a gimmick than something to actually be frightened of.


And there’s my graphic TBR, too!

6. Wytches by Scott Snyder

7. Orange Volume 2 by Ichigo Takano

8. Babyteeth Volume 1 by Donny Cates

9. Something is Killing the Children Volume 1 by James Tynion IV

10. My Hero Academia Volume 22&23 by Kohei Horikoshi


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