Weeellll, the first five days of August have gone by, and my TBR list depletion has not progressed at a wonderfully great rate. Here’s the situation right now:
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood: I, regretfully, DNF’d this one (did not finish, for those of you not fluent in Book Blogger). There were two main reasons: I felt myself getting more and more depressed, and I felt very preached at. I know this is a classic of modern SF, and I appreciate it being in the world, but I didn’t force myself to finish.
The Janus Affair by Pip Ballantine: It turns out this is the second book of a series, and since I haven’t read the first, that’s a problem! I’ve requested the first one and if it comes in quickly enough I’ll just substitute it for the second book.
The Lost Kingdom by Matthew Kirby: The only one I’ve actually managed to finish! And it’s an ARC that’s out in September, so I don’t want to say too much about it. But I will say that the concept is really interesting, and I thought it was well executed.
My (ambitious) List:
Poems by Akhmatova
The Last Academy by Anne Applegate
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood–DNF
Pure by Juliana Baggott
The Janus Affair by Pip Ballantine–hopefully my hold will come in
Flip by Martyn Bedford
Echo by Alicia Brewster
Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes
Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda
Rusalka by CJ Cherryh
The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke
The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton
The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell
The Lost Kingdom by Matthew Kirby–finished!
The Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher
The Caged Graves by Dianne Salemi
The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow
Poetry of Vernon Watkins
The Chaos of Stars by Kierstin White
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Golden Girl by Sarah Zettel
Also, while I’m not doing Top Ten Tuesday this week, you should check out everyone else’s posts here.