It’s May! Usually at this point during the year, I’m happily counting down the days until school is over, but this May seems particularly stressful for some reason. I’m going to try to keep up with reviews and blogging in general, but I’m a bit distracted by all sorts of personal life obligations, so we’ll see what happens:-) In any case, I do have a boat-load of review books to read, so in order to relieve some of the stress, I’m separating this list into “must reads” and “if I have time.” Not my favorite thing to do, but I have to stay sane somehow! Here’s what’s on my plate this month:
City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett. I’m in the middle of this and I’m enjoying it, although I don’t feel the spark I got from the first book, City of Stairs. I’m hoping it picks up in the second half. It’s really slow right now.
River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey. I’m really looking forward to this Tor.com novella which has been getting a lot of buzz. Killer hippos!
Greedy Pigs by Matt Wallace. This is book #5 in Matt’s Sin du Jour novella series, and I’m always up for the over-the-top humor that this series is known for. I didn’t love the last book, so we’ll see how this goes for me.
Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller. This busy month is perfect for some urban fantasy, and I’ve been excited about this book for some time now.
Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages. The first of two short story collections I have planned this month, I’ve heard good things about Klages, and I’m looking forward to checking her out.
You Will Grow Into Them by Malcolm Devlin. Another collection, these horror stories sound really good, and I’m always excited to read something new from Unsung Stories.
If I Have Time:
The Only Child by Andrew Pyper. I love stories that twist classic tales into something new, and this sounds awesome!
Pawn by Timothy Zahn. This should actually be up there in the “must read” list, because damn! I just reread the blurb on Goodreads and I am going to have to get to this book sooner rather than later!
Walkaway by Cory Doctorow. If I can get to this book, I will also be hosting a giveaway. Plus, I do love Doctorow, and if I don’t manage to read it this month, it will simply be because of a lack of time.
Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts. This looks like a quick, funny read, so I’m hoping to slip it into the schedule.
I’m keeping it simple this month. I don’t anticipate having any giveaways, author interviews, etc. (Yep, no Book Review Giveaway this month, sorry!) Stop by each Wednesday to check out my Waiting on Wednesday picks, and there may be some Top Ten Tuesday lists if I can pull them together. Otherwise, don’t be surprised if posts are light this month. I promise I’ll be back to full speed in June!