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Reading List Check-in

Posted by on September 2, 2015

I began this year with a list of books that I thought I NEEDED to read this year. There was no way, no how I was going to be adding to it. And then I went to Realm Makers and had to get these books!

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Of course, I’ve read two of them last year. BUT I didn’t have a physical copy. Never to Live by Just B. Jordan has been on my radar since it first came out. Steven R. Fairchild‘s Living Ashes was given away as an advanced reader copy, and I happened to win Havah by Tosca Lee. I now have two books by her. It’s time I read something by her! And I managed to cross off my business to-read list with The Extroverted Writer by Amanda Luedeke. Then this beauty showed up in my mailbox. Ack! NOT ENOUGH TIME. Sigh.



All just when I decided to dive into my final round of edits of Darkened Hope before sending it off to my editor.

So, I thought it would be a perfect time to check on my Reading Pile List and see if it may be somewhat salvageable. And discovered I’ve only read TWO books on the list. TWO!!! I’m not doing very well this year in that department. I’ve got to read at least twelve by December. I can do this! I hope. Ha!

How about you? What are you reading?

Here’s hoping your done-read list is looking better than mine!



8 Responses to Reading List Check-in

  1. sparksofember

    I participated in Lisa Godfree’s summer reading club – it was great for pressuring me to actually do some reading and knock out a few books from my tbr list. 🙂

  2. Kessie

    I haven’t read as many books as I wanted to read, either. But the year’s not over yet!

  3. DJ Edwardson (@djedwardson)

    This summer I actually read more books than normal (still not a lot though). Highlights would be Little Women (which I had actually never read before if you can believe it) and A Princess of Mars (best scifi I’ve read in some time).

    By the way, I love your new banner!

    • J.L. Mbewe

      Thanks DJ! I have been meaning to update it to look more fantasy rather than a mommy blog as one of my dear friends pointed out. Ha!

      I actually don’t remember if I’ve read Little Women…maybe, just faintly, though.

      A Princess of Mars. THAT was an interesting book! Oh my word. I couldn’t help but feel like the guy was enjoying himself way too much. Except for the ending. Ack! What made it the best sci-fi you’ve read in awhile?

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. DJ Edwardson (@djedwardson)

    Yeah, the ending was a so abrupt. Clearly it was a setup to just get you to read the next book in the series. I loved it because it was so inventive and the characters were not jaded or pedantic like many modern books. Carter was a man of action and character and well equipped to carry Burroughs story along.

    Check out my review on goodreads if you’re interested to see my full thoughts:

    And you really need to read Little Women. I cannot say enough wonderful things about that book. Probably in my top ten of all time!

    • J.L. Mbewe

      Very true! I’ve not read the others. At the end, I was like, I just can’t go on. Ha! Thanks for the link and for stopping by! I will definitely look into Little Women one of these days. 🙂

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