Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Final Trade by Joe Hart
  • Malorie by Josh Malerman

Finished:

  • Extraordinary Tales of Victorian Futurism ed. by Mike Ashley
  • The Fatburn Fix by Catherine Shanahan

Total pages read this week: 464

Total books for 2022: 58 of 85.

I’m posting this earlier than usual because I will be busy visiting family this weekend. I have one book to finish for #SciFiSummer that doesn’t qualify for Readers Imbibing Peril. Since Sci-Fi Summer is nearly over (it officially ends on September 21st), I want to finish The Final Trade before I start any other ebooks. I’m taking it with me on my trip, but I don’t know if I will have time for anything other than audiobooks while I’m on the road. Speaking of audiobooks, Malorie is good so far, but I want answers and I don’t think I’m going to get them! I have less than an hour left, with a 3-hour drive ahead of me, so I’ve made sure I’ve got several options for my next audiobook downloaded to my phone.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Final Trade by Joe Hart
  • Extraordinary Tales of Victorian Futurism ed. by Mike Ashley
  • The Fatburn Fix by Catherine Shanahan
  • Malorie by Josh Malerman

Finished:

  • A Symphony of Echos by Jodi Taylor

Total pages read this week: 246

Total books for 2022: 56 of 85.

I still have two books to finish for #SciFiSummer by September 1st when Readers Imbibing Peril starts. Then I can start a book that works for both challenges, and I think Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond would be perfect since it’s the first “Stranger Things” book.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Final Trade by Joe Hart
  • Extraordinary Tales of Victorian Futurism ed. by Mike Ashley
  • A Symphony of Echos by Jodi Taylor
  • The Fatburn Fix by Catherine Shanahan

Finished:

  • Pest Control by Peter Anghelides

Total pages read this week: 419

Total books for 2022: 55 of 85.

I’m now a Jedi in the #SciFiSummer challenge. I’m hoping to finish up the three Sci-Fi books I’m currently reading by the end of the month, but I’m not 100% sure I’ll be able to do it. I’ll keep reading Sci-Fi through the end of the challenge, but Readers Imbibing Peril starts September 1st, and I only have two books that I know of that would work for both challenges. Both books are “Doctor Who” books, so I’ll have to read something else in between them. There’s no way I can handle back-to-back “Doctor Who” without it majorly affecting my dreams.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Final Trade by Joe Hart
  • Pest Control by Peter Anghelides
  • Extraordinary Tales of Victorian Futurism ed. by Mike Ashley

Finished:

  • Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
  • How to Invent Everything by Ryan North

Total pages read this week: 484

Total books for 2022: 54 of 85.

I only need to finish one more book for #SciFiSummer to achieve the next level, “Jedi.” That’s more than possible, but I highly doubt I’ll be able to reach “Time Lord” by the end of the challenge. I’m still ok with that since I’ve already finished more books that I originally planned.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Final Trade by Joe Hart
  • Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

Finished:

  • Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
  • How to Invent Everything by Ryan North

Total pages read this week: 479

Total books for 2022: 52 of 85.

I finally finished How to Invent Everything late last night before I went to bed, and I have no idea which book from my TBR stack for #SciFiSummer I’ll pick up next. Whichever book I choose, it will probably be a shorter one, since it took me a month to finish How to Invent Everything.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Final Trade by Joe Hart
  • How to Invent Everything by Ryan North
  • Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde

Total pages read this week: 119

Total books for 2022: 50 of 85.

This has been a very stressful week, and I’ve been too tired to read much. I’ve got less than two hours left of Something Rotten, according to Audible, so I’m hoping I’ll at least have that finished by the middle of the week at the latest.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Final Trade by Joe Hart
  • How to Invent Everything by Ryan North
  • Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde

Total pages read this week: 308

Total books for 2022: 50 of 85.

I feel like this was a slow reading week, even though I turned 308 pages. I didn’t finish any books, so maybe that’s why. It may also be partly because I’m struggling to get through How to Invent Everything. It’s interesting, but it’s definitely not action-packed. It’s more of a humorous history of civilization through our inventions. I’ve gotten about halfway through it, so hopefully, I’ll be able to finish it in a couple of weeks.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Final Trade by Joe Hart
  • How to Invent Everything by Ryan North

Finished:

  • The Ruby’s Curse by Alex Kingston

Total pages read this week: 296

Total books for 2022: 50 of 85.

With six books finished for #SciFiSummer, I’ve achieved my goal of “Viper Pilot.” I will of course keep reading Science Fiction throughout the rest of the challenge, which doesn’t end until September 21st, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to finish the five books I would need to get “Jedi.”

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Final Trade by Joe Hart
  • The Ruby’s Curse by Alex Kingston
  • How to Invent Everything by Ryan North

Finished:

  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • The Very First Damned Thing by Jodi Taylor
  • Qualityland by Marc-Uwe Kling

Total pages read this week: 1109

Total books for 2022: 49 of 85.

Five books finished for #SciFiSummer! I’m only one book away from achieving my goal of “Viper Pilot.” I owe it all to a long weekend and then a week of being too sick to do anything else but read when I wasn’t sleeping.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Final Trade by Joe Hart
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Finished:

  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells
  • Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Total pages read this week: 416

Total books for 2022: 46 of 85.

Two books finished for #SciFiSummer! If I manage to keep this up, I might get “Jedi” (11 to 15 books). Illuminae is a bit of a chunkster, though, so it’s going to take a while to finish. That’s why I chose “Viper Pilot” (6 to 10 books). I want to be able to enjoy longer books and not deliberately stick to the shorter ones to reach a lofty goal.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!