I want to go back to the swing of things...
I want to go back to the swing of things as swiftly as possible. And with that I’ve decided to return my old feature I called “What’s On My Reading List?”
This is a special feature on Rainy Ink where I present you the books & manga I’m planning to read or currently reading. I decided to do this in hope that I’ll able to de-clutter my ever piling TBR.
That feature of mine that reminds me I have tons of things to read. Sometimes feels like a chore, & sometimes an undeniable need.
I’m quite busy/preoccupied these past few weeks that I may (may not) neglected my bookish list for October. I just don’t have the energy (apart from my motivation to read dwindled a notch lower again) to read. And those I did try lost me halfway through.
I plan to read Assassin’s Heart the moment I downloaded the galley from EW. But I hesitated because I’m not in the mood. It always been a big influence on how I receive the book but I need to the drive back even just for a little (maybe this is the one). I think I’ve read a review of Just My Luck, & it wasn’t a positive one? The author’s works that I’ve tried before wasn’t super astounding to me but it was OK to give her other books a try. And finally, Letting Go because I need some NA (that’s all there is)
Watashi wa Pen de Sekai o Kaeru by Doumoto Nao
Bokura no Kiseki by Kumeta Natsuo
Aruitou by Nanaji Nagamu
QQ Sweeper by Motomi Kyousuke
Ouja no Yuugi by Iori Tabasa
Kasane by Matsuura Daruma
Usually all the manga I’ve featured here I already started reading and just doing some catching up. Then there are few ones that are newly serialized manga like Watashi wa Pen de Sekai o Kaeru (which is by the way so, so interesting since heroine is mangaka who is in love with unattainable guy—member of an idol group). She has two love interests that are really great guys; but too bad for them that girl is too in love to give them some thought. It’s more hilarious than it is romantic which fine for me since I dig this kind of story. I put Bokura no Kiseki and Aruitou on-hold before but now, I think I’m in the mood to read them again, particularly the latter, after re-reading the author’s previous work called Parfait Tic (one of my absolute fave shoujo manga). And of course, Kyousuke Motomi’s (famous for Dengeki Daisy) newer work called QQ Sweeper (sequel is out called Queen’s Quality btw). It’s fantasy series, there’s not a lot of love stuff going on but I still love it. It’s Motomi-sensei, so yeah, there are always great things in her manga.
I mostly read shoujo nowadays but I can’t help but go astray and pick up some shounen, & seinen so I got Ouja no Yuugi: a historical fiction about generals & their strategies set in the world of three kingdoms. And that mind-boggling seinen series called Kasane. It’s a weird series because it’s dark but not in a TG fashion kind of way, but I have conflicting feelings for the MC (it’s a girl btw) since she did questionable things but I empathize her because of the situation she was in. Ah, but really, it’s good! It’s crazy but gripping!
So how about you, how’s the reading pile? Overwhelming like mine? Care to share it with me?
Special thanks to freepik for the book icon.