Sunday Coffee – Wrapping Up RIP XI

img_6755I didn’t have much of a plan for RIP this year. I knew things would be chaotic and sporadic since we were in the process of moving. When I made up my original list of RIP-possibilities, I had no idea which, if any, of those titles I would get my hands on. Two months later, there are a couple I’m still waiting on at the library (The Motion of Puppets, Nevernight), a couple I read (below), and one that I decided I wasn’t interested in (The Swan Riders). I made a reread list on my initial post as well, because I was kinda in a reread mood. Ironically, while I did have a few rereads, only one came from that list. My RIP reads with brief thoughts, in order of when I read them:

  1. The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian (audio) – a random audio pick on Audible that turned out to be a cute cozy mystery with lots of spooky atmosphere.
  2. Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris (audio) – It’s become a tradition to re-listen to this one yearly.
  3. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (audio) – another reread, one that caused me to like the series better than after my initial read
  4. The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud (audio) – I’d been waiting for this one for so long and I loved every second of the twice I listened to it.
  5. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (audio) – Ironically, I liked this one less on audio than I probably would have in print…still, enjoyed it overall.
  6. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (audio) – another reread that was perfect for the season!
  7. The Trespasser by Tana French (audio) – ditto everything I said on The Creeping Shadow
  8. No One Knows by JT Ellison (audio) – my first disappointment of the RIP season
  9. The Masquerading Magician by Gigi Pandian (audio) – not quite as good as the first, but still fun for RIP!
  10. The Girl with All the Gifts by MR Carey (audio) – totally blown away by this one!
  11. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir – assuming I finish by end of day tomorrow!

In the end, I read 11 books, including 3 rereads, and enjoyed all but one of them. And nearly everything on my RIP list this year was on audio – all but the last! It was a spooky listening year, I suppose!

Thanks again Carl for hosting!

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Writing. Family. Books. Crochet. Fitness. Fashion. Fun. Not necessarily in that order. Note: agender (she/her).
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4 Responses to Sunday Coffee – Wrapping Up RIP XI

  1. Kailana says:

    I wish I could listen to audios at the rate that you do. lol I am happy when I read more than 3 in one month! I did Nevernight on audio and really liked it… If you want to spend a credit and not wait for your library. 🙂

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    • Amanda says:

      I don’t normally listen to them this fast. I just had a lot of time on my hands in the last couple months when we were in my in-law’s house. I used audios to help me do things like house cleaning and crochet.

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  2. Great job! I still need to get The Trespasser.

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  3. Michelle says:

    Nice list, and it looks like you had a lot of success with it. I hope you are settling into your new house nicely and enjoying be together in your own place again!

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