July didn’t go so well. I have higher hopes for August since I won’t be spreading myself so thin. I’m focusing on reading, and blogging. I’m waiting to hear back on the next course enrollment for work, but I will have 6 months to complete it, so I can go slow with it in August if I touch it at all. I want to focus on reading this month to write some reviews and get them scheduled for a long way in to the future. This will then allow me to focus on the course for work possibly next month, and still have regular posts for you.
I am roughly halfway through The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy Volume 1. I am working to finish and use what I learn to work out a better outline for the novel I was working on for Camp NaNoWriMo. What I’ve read so far has given me a few ideas already. I just need to sit down and put the ideas to my document.
I got a few pages in to Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett while walking one evening. Even though I only read maybe 3 pages, I very much enjoyed what I read and want to continue. The story starts with a little bit of sneaking, and I was entranced to find if they were going to make it out of the place they were sneaking out of. Realizing I’m not that far, but with just that little I think I’m going to enjoy this book very much.
Mage of No Renown is a prequel to the Kings Dark Tidings series, self published by Kel Kade. I have been obsessed by this series since I found it a few years ago. This was released in late June this year, it I could have I’d have put this on my Whateverathon tbr. Then I got in to a weird reading funk and didn’t want to chance not liking something just because I was in a mood. I think this may be the start of a new series. Kel Kade has listed it on Amazon as book 1 of 1 of the Tales of Terralor. I am already excited to think about the stories that could come in this new series.
Night of the Shadow Moon by A.E. Rayne is the third book of the Furyck Saga. I started this series last year with Winter’s Fury last year, and am a bit depressed I’ve only read one of these books this year. The second book ended on a bit of a cliff hanger, and I’m excited but also a bit afraid to see where this all leads. I get very in to these stories, and sometimes get uncomfortable fearing what is coming then have to put the book down for a while. These moments, while uncomfortable, actually are what keep me hooked on these books.
The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter by Michael J. Sullivan narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds, will help me move towards the completion of the Riyria Chronicles. I love this series, and will only have I believe 2 short stories.
These are the books I’m going to make an effort to read in August. What are the books you are hoping to read this month? Are you planning to participate in any of the many readathons happening? Let’s talk in the comments.