January Wrap Up
January didn’t feel like a great reading month, quality wise. Lots of self published works and exhaustion don’t mix well.
With that in mind: I finished 11 books. Five were e-books from the SPSFC competition, one was an unrelated self published sci-fi book for which I had an e-arc, then I listened to 1984, Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie, and Cursed by Marissa Meyer. My only physical read this month was Medusa’s Child by John J. Nance, in my effort to read my own shelves. Everyone loves a 90s thriller, right?
My page count was about normal but quality wise, I can only read so much self published work and so much sci-fi, and am burning out hard on the genre.
My favorite book of the month was easily Before They Are Hanged. For favorite new author, I am glad to have discovered AK DuBoff in the SPSFC and hope to explore her space opera universe a little more when I have time.
Last up, brunch came back in style with author JCM Berne, and if you didn’t check that out you can do so here
Spending & book (un)haul
Subscription included I spent less than $20 on books, most of it so I could read SPSFC on Kindle.
I unhauled over 20 books and only three came in, one from a publisher, one arc, and one giveaway win!
I still don’t have a real TBR except for the two arcs on my list
I’ll also try to read those giveaway wins and publisher copies
Minimally I would also like to read two SPSFC semifinalists, of which will come from this list. Likely I’ll try to knock out the longest one but I’m going to feel out my burnout before getting too excited