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Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2022

  • When the Reckoning Comes by LaTanya McQueen (★★★☆☆)
  • The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan (★★★★☆)
  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (★★★★☆)
  • Sundial by Catriona Ward (★★★★☆)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 4
YEARLY SO FAR: 17

Not too many books this month, but the number is deceptive, because I DNF’d FIVE whole books in April. Granted, I thankfully didn’t make it super far into any of them, but still, that was a lot of time spent reading that amounted to nothing. But hey, I tried, and I ended up clearing a few books off my shelves, so that’s always a win. I also spent most of my time this month watching television, which was a nice change of pace!

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13 Underhyped Adult Fantasy Series I Want to Read

Why are there so many great sounding adult fantasy series in the world, and why I have read so, so few of them? I am constantly attempting to rectify this personal failing, and yet I keep making lengthy TBRs and not adhering to any of them. Alas.

Anyway, there are three factors that make this list significant (to me, anyhow):

  1. I own a physical copy or an ebook of the first novel in all of these series.
  2. These are all completed series, so the potential to binge is there.
  3. They are all relatively underhyped, some more so than others for sure, but generally, they are not fantasy series I hear a lot about on Booktube or Twitter or the book blogosphere, or they happen to be older fantasy series.

God knows, I’m not committing to reading all of these in their entirety. I’m extremely picky about my fantasy series, because I’m not about to commit to thousands of pages unless I’m well and truly invested. I am, however, committing to giving the first book in each of these series a try.

Let’s get into the books!

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10 Authors to Read More of in 2022

As always, I’m out here making TBRs even though my reading seems to keep decreasing drastically (I’ve only read one book thus far in February dlkjalfkhla), but hey, list making for its own sake is fun too…here’s a list of some authors I’d like to read more of this year. The heading is a bit of a misnomer, as for a few of these authors I’ve never actually read anything by them, so “more” is a bit inaccurate, but we’ll roll with it.

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13 Books I Want to Reread

A few years ago I wrote up a similar post about books I’d like to reread, but I wanted to do an updated version that was more niche. In this case, these are books I want to reread for one of two reasons:

  1. I distinctly recall enjoying the book very much, but have almost entirely forgotten it, and could not recall specific details if my life depended on it.
  2. I read it when I was much younger and would like to reread it with a fresh, older perspective to see how I feel about it now.

Most of the books I mention fall under a combination of two of these conditions.

I am also trying to stay away from series starters, which fall under a whole other category (yes, several of the books I mention are technically part of a series but can also stand alone, so I’m not counting them).

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10 Fantasy Series to Read in 2021

I’ve made this post for 2019 and 2020 and I’ve actually made some progress, though it is…slow going (series are LONG okay). Because of that, there’s going to be a lot of repeats here, but some new series I’d like to begin or finish up as well.

I’m also no longer being a stickler about waiting for a series to finish before starting it, because now that I’m doing my own summaries of fantasy installments, I don’t have as much of a problem when it comes to remembering things, since my summaries prioritize everything that I personally want prioritized, or the little details that I, specifically, would be more likely to forget.

The series I am prioritizing tie in to one of my 2020 goals, which is to finish some of the many, many books I own physical copies of, so you’ll notice that most of these series I actually own, which in theory should help me to read them, since they’re, you know, right there.

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