What the Wenches Are Reading

Wench Shau's sisters enjoying sun, water, and

A couple of exciting ARCs, some rereads, a DNF, and an uncomfortable, but interesting read are all on our lists this week. Click through to see who's reading what!

Angela:  This week I read Once Broken Faith (October Daye #10) by Seanan McGuire. The next book The Brightest Fell is due out next month. Keep an eye out as we’re part of the blog tour and lucky me. I have an ARC and review to do for the 6th of September. Looking forward to the next book and what is going on with the sea witch. She needs October Daye to do something for her. What is it?

Anne: After finishing The Hunt, I went back and read The Veil and The Sight. I was surprised by how much of The Sight I didn’t remember. Now, I’m back to reading The Hunt with the other two fresh in my mind. In the audio world, I’m still making my way through Voyager.

Barb: I'm still reading The Hunt. I really really need to stop scrolling through Twitter fretting about our dumpster fire world, and lose myself in Chloe Neill's fabulous, fictional, post-dumpster-fire world. 

Kathi: I’m still rereading American War and trying to decide how I feel about it. It speculates about the ravages of a future U.S. Civil War, focusing mostly on a small group of characters living in a small area of the country known as the Free Southern State. There’s nothing even remotely glorious about this war or this story. It’s profoundly dark and disturbing. Still, I feel like there’s something missing, not in the story but in the culture portrayed, and I’m trying to identify what that is.

Merit: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf, that’s what I read this week. “And then there was the day when Addie Moore made a call on Louis Waters.”  Addie, an elderly widow, in a small Colorado town, has come to her elderly  widower neighbor’s house in order to ask if he’d consider coming over to her house sometimes to sleep with her. Just talk and sleep. A bitter sweet story of everyday life, about nosy small town people, mostly a story about family and love, about getting old and about becoming free.

Shau: Well, I started reading Immortal Vegas series (Getting Wilde) by Jenn Stark and to be honest with you, I’ll have to put this one on the dnf pile. The main character, Sara Wilde is pretty good, I like her. However, the male character is pretty alarming and kind of sexually molests the main female character and almost rapes her or something, I don’t know. All I know is that it make me cringe while reading it, and there are some serious issues with consent here so I think I’ll just pass. So this is it for this week.

Zee: I still need to start Chloe Neill’s The Hunt. I took a detour into Smutville and read Isabel Love’s Unconventional. I probably should have saved that for when I was in a smutty mood though. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series is also calling to me now, after watching the movie. So I’ll probably do a reread one of these days of the first one at least.


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