To Be Read | April 2015

Another month, another stack of books. Just the way I like it. I’m only going to mention a few, because I feel like I need freedom after all the Tournament reading.

 

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2) The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)The Well of Ascension &The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson

Books two and three in the Mistborn series.  I’m behind in my #YearOfCosmere reading, so am hoping to get through both of these this month. Of course they’re ridiculously long, but we’ll see what we can do. I don’t want to say much since they’re part of a series, but I did a full non-spoiler review of the first book here, if you’re at all interested.

 

Cloud Atlas   Cloud Atlasby David Mitchell

Of course, this is on my list, as co-host of the epic #CloudAtlasAlong with April. In case you missed it, you can see all the details about the readalong here and sign-up here. From what I understand, this novel takes place in the same world as The Bone Clocks, so I expect nothing but greatness.

 

Ruby   Ruby, by Cynthia Bond

The setting is 1950s east Texas, and the person is a young girl named Ruby, who flees a violent childhood as soon as she can to New York to start a new life. This book has gotten quite a bit of buzz, and I’ve heard it’s horrifying, heart-breaking, and important.

 

I am also an avid listener of audiobooks, and always just check out whatever’s available on OverDrive via the library.

 

On a related note: do any of you have a subscription for Scribd, and could tell me your thoughts? Is it worth it? Do they have a vast selection of audiobooks? Oh, and what are you hoping to read this month?

 

 

 

 

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11 thoughts on “To Be Read | April 2015

  1. I just started using OverDrive with my library in March and I am so obsessed with it! I love listening to audiobooks while I am working and some of the ones on Kindle Unlimited weren’t that great, so when I found out I could listen to books from my library on OverDrive, I was in heaven. lol! 🙂

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    1. I know, it’s the best! Sometimes there’s nothing I feel like reading though, and then I put a bunch of stuff on hold. OBVIOUSLY, it all becomes available at exactly the same time, but ya know – I get through it. 🙂

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      1. That’s exactly what happened to me, lol. I had put three books on hold and they all ended up coming available at the same time. Now I’m scrambling to get them all done before they get returned haha.

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      2. I try to somewhat regularly stalk my holds, because you can suspend holds for a period of time – so if it looks like 2 things might come up at once, I’ll suspend one. Doesn’t always work…

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  2. I have Ruby on my shelf, but I’m scared of it. I’ve heard it’s amazing, though! I’ll have to pad it with light reads, maybe.

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  3. Ooooh I wish I liked Cloud Atlas more than I did, but I found it kind of disappointing. I want to try Scribd SO BAD. At first I was an Oyster fan, but now that scribd does audiobooks AND comics, I’m intrigued. I was browsing their library as much as I could without an account the other day and it seems pretty promising.

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    1. I can totally see why it’s not for everyone. I just don’t know anyone who’s done it, so I was looking for a little real life testimony, but think I might just give it a try. I’ve kind of exhausted the library and overdrive audiobooks selection of what’s always available without long wait lists, and kind of want to be able to listen to exactly what I want when I want it, instead of settling for whatever’s available.

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