The calendar might say it is still summer, but the English weather is definitely mid-October like. This upcoming week is the last COYER read-a-thon for summer and Bout of Books cycle 20. So my plan this weekend is to get two print books done before putting aside the rest until the read-a-thon is over or I run out of e-books. In non-reading plans, this weekend will be back to school shopping and going through the kids closets so I can donate/hand me down clothes and know what they need. Ten days to first day of school!
Here's my list for the weekend/week ahead:
1. Emma and the Outlaw (Orphan Train #2) by Linda Lael Miller - 41% read
I'm in a puzzle with this book; on one hand, I am not feeling the MCs and on the other hand, I am sort of interested in the plotline. The heroine is playing a dangerous game with both the hero and the villain, but she is decent otherwise. The hero is a former Confederate soldier (why am I reading this right now??), hoping for the South to rise again and who does not understand, nor respect, the heroine's boundaries (oh hi early 90s historical romance *waves hand*). I won't be reading the other two books in the series.
2. Secret Agent Under Fire by Geri Krotow - 15% read
I would have gotten this book done already if it weren't for the bitchy heroine. Again, pacing issues.
3. Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin - 12% read
I started this book in mid-July. The slowest pace of a book. Something please happen soon! This book is the first in the series, so I am forcing myself to finish it so I can understand what is going on in the later books. I could really use a dose of Li Bai Shen right about now.
4. The Bootlegger's Daughter by Lauri Robinson - 12% read
I started this book in mid-July, after Butterfly Swords lulled me to sleep. I am not feeling either hero, the heroine, or the plot. I'll give it to 30%; if it doesn't move the plot or the characters get better, it is going into the DNF pile.
5. The Dragon and the Pearl by Jeannie Lin
6. The Sword Dancer by Jeannie Lin
7. A Dance with Danger by Jeannie Lin