This week my aim is to be able to catching up on books that I have received with the purpose of reviewing them. Whether this was by authors reaching out, through publishers, NetGalley or Amazon Vine. I want to be able to put a nice little dent in these books before officially starting back to work, which could be next week, depending on what the Government updates say. I want to get into a little routine and get these numbers down.
The first book I am aiming to get completed this week is Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky. This is one of the biggest books that I have on my NetGalley list, that I am still yet to read, so knocking this book off will definitely feel like an achievement. The size of it keeps putting me off, even more so after hearing some negative reviews about it. I am a massive fan of one of Chbosky other most popular reads, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, so I am keen to still read this book and decide for myself what I think of it.
I am also planning to read another book from my NetGalley list this week and that book is Depart, Depart! by Sim Kern. This is me taking is opposite turn to my first selection, as this choice is the smallest book on my NetGalley shelf. This is hopefully going to be a good way for me to break up the long read of my first choice and a quick and easy book to get in and review and check off my list for NetGalley. It sounds interesting and I have been exciting to see what this book is going to do in the short amount of space. So lets see.
One of the books I’ve been wanting to read for a while now, but I keep putting it off until the “right time”, as it’s a horror book, is Starve Acre by Andrew Michael Hurley. I’ve decided to just jump into this book this week as I don’t want to wait any longer, especially as my collection of Hurley’s books are starting to build up and I need to read them as he’s becoming an auto-buy for me lately since reading The Loney. I have an Uncorrected Proof copy of this book, with it’s gorgeously creepy looking cover, that I just need to read and can’t put off no more.
Another book I want to aim to read this week is The Virgins by Pamela Erens. This is a book that I requested to read and review from Amazon, thanks to Amazon Vine as the synopsis got me. Out of all the books I have left to review, which is a shameful amount, this is the one that I have had for the longest time. I have tried to read it and get into it a couple of times now, with little success, either becoming distracted by another book, or simply not enjoying this read. I am going to aim to finish it this week, or I am going to finally review with a review saying that I DNFed it because it just wasn’t for me.
I also have two additional books that I am aiming to get to this week, one is Bernice Takes A Plunge by Ann Harth and the second being The Existence Of Amy by Lana Grace Riva. These are two books where I have been reached out to and have been asked to read and review, either by the author themselves or through a publisher. One is a children’s book and the other deals with OCD and I am excited to give them both a read for different reasons. So do keep an eye out for reviews to come shortly on these two little beauties!