It has been a month for mystery/thrillers, with so many of my top reads this month in that genre. I have dropped the ball on reviewing, however, so there’s this big backlog that is practically sentient and glaring at me now.
Also I got a big gash on my shin at the start of the month, had a hectic time caring for the wound for weeks and yet it did not heal completely, finally went to the doctor (hesitantly because, you know, COVID) and got a diagnosis for something worse. It has been a MONTH.
9 books, 3 webnovels, and 9 manga/graphic novels, to a total of 21 books!
|If I Disappear||The Mary Shelley Club||The Forest of Stolen Girls||Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry|
|Blue Flag Vol 6||Sha Po Lang (Winner is King)
|BL Fans Love My Brother?!||This Wonderful Season With You||Spy x Family Vol 5
||First, Become Ashes
|Requiem of the Rose King Vol 1||Victories Greater than Death||She’s Too Pretty To Burn
||The Silver Arrow|
|Requiem of the Rose King Vol 2||Laughing Under the Clouds Vol 1
||Faraway Wanderers/Tian Ya Ke
||Our Not-So-Lonely Planet Travel Guide Vol 1|
|Lord Seventh (Qi Ye)|
Try it Out Maybe?
Reading Challenges progress —>[Skip]
- Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge
- Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
- Beat the Backlist 2021 Reading Challenge
- Series to Finish Challenge
- Debut Author Challenge 2021
- Audiobook Challenge 2021
- SpaceTime Reading Challenge
- 2021 New Release Challenge
- Retellings Reading Challenge
- Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
- Year of the Asian Reading Challenge
- Page-a-Thon Challenge
Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge
Progress: 17/55 books (Special Agent)
Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
20 books behind
Beat the Backlist
Progress: 29/120 books
22 books behind
Series to Finish Challenge
Progress: 0/12 new series + 6/12 old series
Nothing this month
Behind by 3 series
Debut Author Challenge
Progress: 3/20 books
Nothing this month 😦
Behind by 5 books
Progress: 29/50 books
12 books ahead
SpaceTime Reading Challenge
Progress: 17/40 books
2021 New Release Challenge
Progress: 58/200 books
12 books behind
Retellings Reading Challenge
Progress: 14/25 retellings
Requiem of the Rose King is a retelling of English history during the War of Roses.
7 books ahead
Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
Progress: 16/50 books
The Forest of Stolen Girls is set in Joseon era Korea, Requiem of the Rose King is set during the War of Roses, Laughing Under the Clouds is set during the Meiji era, and Sha Po Lang is an alternate history steampunk.
5 books behind
Year of the Asian Reading Challenge
Progress: 10/51 Prose books by Asian authors
The Forest of Stolen Girls is written by a Korean disapora author; Faraway Wanderers, Lord Seventh and Sha Po Lang are by a Chinese author
6 books behind
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- I am discontinuing the On the Pod series of posts, and Shouting from the Shelftops series will be temporarily suspended.
- I am considering an anime-themed series of posts, but I am working out the details now.