Reading Catch Ups

Reading Round Up: 10th – 16th January 2020

I’ve been spending some time looking at the blog posts of the great book bloggers out there and I’ve realised there’s something missing from The Secret Library. A reading round up!

I’m not sure why I haven’t done this before because I love talking about reading but it’s the new year, so it feels like a good time to start.

The reading round up is going to happen every Thursday because it’s the day after the book review feature. Everything I’ve read is fresh in my mind and a good time to recap. This does mean that the What’s #1 on the Urban Fantasy Charts feature will come to an end.

Honestly, I think it’s a good time. The charts have come to a bit of a standstill lately and with loads of traditionally published books on there now – which isn’t a bad thing, I just prefer to focus on indie books – so there’s less to talk about. But I’ll make sure to keep the category up in the About section in case anyone wants to go back and take a look.

So, let’s start this reading round up!

Since the beginning of 2020, I’ve been reading three books at once which is super out of character for me. I usually like to read one book at a time and get really immersed. But I found lots of books that I couldn’t wait to read and just had at the TBR pile.

The two that really got my attention were The Blue Devil by Quirah Casey (check out the review for it here) and Bad Breed by Kat Ross, which I’ll be reviewing next week.

The Blue Devil is a perfect anti-hero supernatural murder mystery and if I had the chance, I would have read it all in one go. Anti-hero stories aren’t always that satisfying for me just because I love the good vs. evil thing and grey areas don’t always hit the spot. But The Blue Devil really did!

As for Bad Breed, I’m going to try not to spoil the surprise for next week’s review but what I’ve already ready of this book is absolutely incredible. If you’ve followed my previous posts, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of Kat Ross but Bad Breed, the third book in the Gaslamp Gothic series, takes the top prize.

I haven’t looked enough into Kat Ross’ backlist but I’m tempted to go and buy all of her books right now. Bankruptcy be damned!

Spoiler alert, but I think that The Secret Library in 2020 is going to be seeing a lot more of Kat Ross’ books.

Thanks for reading!

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