Just as predicted, I did not keep up with this accountability post. I mean, wait. Maybe that is as predicted, and I’ve actually followed through with what I expected to do? Or I’m just a prime example of a self-fulfilling prophecy? Either way, my point has been made. (And yes, I’m rolling my eyes at myself, so feel free to join me.)
Anyway. . . Onward! Here’s my list of buddy reads one more time:
- Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner
- Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais
- Pet Sematary by Stephen King
- Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
- White Oleander by Janet Fitch
And now, my progress:
- I’ve managed to keep up with this one thanks to our weekly #awesomeAFbuddyreads Instagram chats. It helps that it’s a quick read and I’m blowing through each section within about an hour of starting them.
- I caught up with this one (missed the first two weeks of chats), and am getting ready to sit down with the final section after posting this update. It’s turned out to be an amazing page-turner and I’ve had to force myself to stop and not get ahead (because last week I finally participated in the chat).
- I absolutely did not keep up with the chats, but I finished my reread. Choosing the audio version for my second read through was a spectacular choice. It’s narrated by Michael C. Hall, and he killed it! (Pun intended)
- Still haven’t picked this one up. I want to, and fully intend to read it, but I need to get through some other titles that I’m loving first. (Their pull is much too strong to ignore.) And I’m going to admit that I’m strongly considering just starting back up where I left off in this one last year and hope the storyline comes back to me. Usually I’m really good at being able to jump back into an in-progress read despite how long I’ve been away from it. I know a lot of people tell me they don’t read many books simultaneously because plot-lines can be difficult to keep separate, but I’ve never had that problem. I’m still debating.
- I finally started this one yesterday. And from the sounds of it, I’m not the only one who’s taken this long to get around to it. I did not read the synopsis before picking it up and honestly had no idea where this story was going. I was starting to feel very confused on what was supposed to be happening, so I read the flap. Truth be told: it didn’t ring any bells, so I have no idea if I ever knew what it was about. Regardless, I’m very intrigued by the characters and will continue reading it. But I have no idea if I’ll finish in time for the discussion.
So, there you have it. My half-assed accountability update is now complete. I have to be honest and admit that I’m impressed I pulled through on most of these. Not because I’d lost interest, but because I never fail to lose track of buddy reads. (Siege and Storm, I’m keeping my eye on you.) Hopefully I’ll remember to post a final update next week, as opposed to halfway through April. And, even more “hopefully”, I’ll be reporting back that I’ve successfully complete ALL FIVE buddy reads. Seriously. All the hope.