Lately, I’ve noticed a strange trend in my reading. Well, not really that strange but I’m doing something I don’t do, normally, anyway. It seems, by some strange combination of luck and the work of the subconscious mind, I’ve been reading a fantasy book and following it up with a historical fiction read. Weird, right? Well, no. These are two genres I read quite a lot of — they make up the bulk of my reading in fact so it’s not at all surprising to me. It’s probably not surprising to anyone that looks at what I read either. So, let’s take a closer look together shall we.

Since the end of March (I’m not going to bore you with the whole list), this is what I’ve read:

At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft

Clockwork Phoenix 4 edited by Mike Allen

Palisades Park by Alan Brennert

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell – DNF

Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

The Shadow of the Sun by Barbara Friend Ish

The Inquisitor’s Wife by Jeanne Kalogridis

Before the Storm by Melanie Clegg

Questing Beast by Ilona Andrews

The Black Country: A Novel of Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad by Alex Grecian

Advent by James Treadwell

I’m slightly shocked by how few books I’ve read so far this year, but beyond that, (slow reading, it’s another post) I started noticing what I was doing in regard to book choice. I just finished reading Blood Sisters by Melanie Clegg which is historical fiction and I’m planning to pick up Of Blood and Honey by Stina Leicht next which puts me back in the fantasy realm. I have no idea how this started, or even why, and there’s always a why somewhere, but I like it. It’s refreshing and I don’t feel like I’m overdosing on either or my favorites. I’m going to see how long this lasts but now that I seem to be aware of what I’m doing, I wonder if that will change. Don’t you hate when that happens and you unintentionally ruin a good thing you had going…

Ever notice anything weird/strange/odd about your reading habits? Wanna talk about it?


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