Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been trying to read 30 minutes a night no matter what I’ve been doing. I’m not quite at 100%, but I’ve definitely gotten to above 90%. This new habit of mine has really boosted my reading productivity. I’ve read 18 books already this year, and my reading total was 38 last year, so the pace is quite a bit faster. Even though I’m more focusing on consistency instead of how many pages I read or the amount of books I get through, this is the first time in awhile I’m not stuck in a reading rut. And I have to think about what I’m reading next. When I finish a book, I need to have the next one lined up. Generally, if I only have a few pages left, I don’t even count it towards the half hour, so I literally need to have my next book next to the bed. These are the next (non-audiobook) books ‘on the list’, I either own them or immediately available from the library. I love looking at other people’s book lists, so I hope you enjoy.
- Machine by Elizabeth Bear
- Technically, I’m actually currently reading this one, but I definitely wanted to include this here. It’s so good if you enjoy mysteries and science-fiction.
- The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager
- This is the last Riley Sager book I haven’t read, and I already have it loaded on my kindle.
- Plague Land by S.D. Sykes
- This has been on my list for roughly ever and I feel like it’s about time it should be read.
- Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
- Shane has been asking me to read this for years, and I’ve started it a few times, but hopefully I’ll make it through this time. I want to stress that it’s not a bad book, it’s just dense and I need to be in the right mood to read it.
- Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes
- I don’t know, man, I’m just really into space and horror right now so why not switch to space horror?
- Dead Space by Kali Wallace
- See above.
- A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
- I love a historical mystery, I can’t help it.
- The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison
- I also love dystopian speculative fiction. I have also been leaning towards female authors lately, and books focused on women, so this fits the bill.
- The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
- I’ve heard so many good things about this series, I want to go ahead and read this ebook that’s been lingering in my Kindle for roughly ever.
- The Stroke of Winter by Wendy Webb
- A gothic horror mystery with a heavy dose of art? Yes please.
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These sound so good! I hope you love them. I really enjoyed The House Across the Lake.