After starting out the year reading and reviewing like gangbusters, I’ve adopted a more leisurely pace since the spring. Part of that is because I read a lot more during the winter months than during the warmer parts of the year, but the main reason is that I’m expecting a baby girl in late November. Between feeling sluggish the first three months of the pregnancy and being busy preparing for the baby this trimester before I get really uncomfortable, I haven’t been reading as much. Thus, I’ve decided not to take on lots of review copies and instead blog about books in my own collection or from the library because there’s less deadline pressure. I’ve also decided not to press myself to finish any of the reading challenges I’ve joined either, but I enjoy keeping up with the Crime Fiction Pick of the Month selections.
So what have I been reading lately and what’s on my agenda? I’m making my way through the Game of Thrones books (a long project for me), I’ve caught up on the James/Kincaid series by Deborah Crombie, and I’ve sampled some international crime fiction this spring as well (the first Adamsberg novel). I’m currently reading Jo Nesbo’s The Redbreast as well, and I hope to read more Swedish stuff soon too.