Over the weekend I finished two things necessary for reviews I’ve been planning on doing. One was the book The Drowning City by Amanda Downum, and the other was putting books on the new bookshelf. I’m hoping to get a review of at least get one of those up before next weekend, preferably both.

At the moment, I’m about a quarter of the way through The Magicians by Lev Grossman, which just debuted at #9 on the New York Times bestseller list. So far, I really like it.

For September books, I’m planning to read Soulless by Gail Carriger and Fire by Kristin Cashore, and I’ll read Doubleblind, the third Sirantha Jax book by Ann Aguirre as soon as I can find a copy (it’s supposed to be out on September 29). If I have time to squeeze it in before the end of the month, I’d also like to read Medicine Road by Charles deLint. For my very next book, I’m not entirely sure what to read. After I finish The Magicians, I’ve decided to read something that’s not from this year but I’m having trouble picking just one book. It could end up being Alpha or another Skolian book by Catherine Asaro, Havemercy by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett, My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due, or maybe one of my unread Elizabeth Bear books. I can’t make my mind (but what else is new – decisiveness has never been my forte).