What’s on my reading list? Updates

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What’s on my reading list? The real question is… What isn’t on my reading list? I update you on the three books I purchased during the latter half of June, plus my new buys and why I’m excited about each one. Plus, an update on the book I’ve finished… which I will be reviewing here on the blog!

Some of these books are self-pubbed and some are trad-pubbed. I accidentally called all of them “indie” books in my last update. Whoops!  

a pile of books

The book I’ve finished: Chasing Cosby by Nicole Weisensee Egan. 

I’m so pleased I purchased and read this book. It was an extremely worthwhile look into the whole Cosby case, and especially interesting to me after I had just conducted an exhaustive investigation into the sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. These two cases are extremely interesting to me in their similarities and their differences. Obviously, one ended in a verdict of “guilty,” the other in a verdict of “not guilty,” so there’s difference number one. But the biggest difference, in my eyes, is in the way that the media approached each case. Totally, totally different. And amazing, because the cases occurred around the same time. 

I will be writing a review of Chasing Cosby here on the blog. I want to thank Nicole for her great work! You can find her on Twitter @nweisenseeegan. And here’s a link to the book’s Amazon page. (It’s an affiliate link — see the disclaimer in the footer for more info.) 

The book I’ve just started (and am loving so far!): When It’s Over by Barbara Ridley.

Find Barbara on Twitter @barbara_ridleyWhen It’s Over is a historical fiction novel set during the World War II era, which is a big area of interest for me! I just started this book the other day, and its opening chapters captivated me. I’ll be reading more later today and hopefully finishing it up over the next week.

Here’s a link to the book’s Amazon page if you want to read along with me!

The four books in my to-be-read pile (already purchased).

First off, there’s Oyibo by Ada Ihenachor, @AIhenachor on Twitter, which I think I’m going to adore. Here’s a link.

Then, there are three that I just purchased the other day off my massive to-be-read Amazon list. 

The first is Icarus by Adam Wing (@AdamWingWriting). I was drawn to this book because I love mythology, and the story of Icarus and Daedalus is one of the first stories my father told me when I was a child. (A little morbid, I know, but I loved it then and love it still.) I’m also a big fan of fairytales, so if anyone has any fairytale-inspired fiction they’ve loved or that they want to promote, please drop it in the comments and give me the rec! Here’s a link to Icarus if you want to stock up and read along with me.

The second book I purchased is Edge of the Breach by Halo Scot, a book I’ve had on my list since forever and really, really wanted to buy. It’s terrifically reviewed, and I’m a huge fan of dark fantasy, so I think I’m going to love it. Find Halo Scot on Twitter @halo_scot. And here’s a link to Edge of the Breach on Amazon.

Lastly, but certainly not least, I bought The Vatican Cameos: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure by Richard T. Ryan, who I know better as @RicRyan52 on Twitter. Ric has been so helpful and so supportive of all my journalistic attempts (he’s an ex-journalist and a present-day editor), and I knew I had to pay it forward and obtain one of his books — which are all really well-reviewed. This is also a bit more of an investment than a simple purchase, since all of my family members are massive Sherlock Holmes fans. This book will surely be passing through many hands! Here’s a link to its page on Amazon

Actually, I was going to buy The Merchant of Menace: A Sherlock Holmes Adventureanother title by Ric Ryan, but it was sold out! Next time. I also supported his upcoming project Through a Glass Darkly on Kickstarter, which means I’ve secured myself a FREE COPY in exchange for my little bit of support! Very exciting stuff. 

In conclusion

What’s on your reading list? Are you going to read along with me? Are you looking forward to my review of Chasing Cosby? I know I am! 

Thank you so much for reading and supporting Voyage of the Mind. If you’re loving the work we do — and especially if you’re wanting to help me buy more books on my very low budget — then please consider donating on Ko-fi. All of the donations we receive currently go straight into the book fund, so that I can buy more books to read and review. These days, I’ve been sourcing almost all my reading material from Twitter’s Writing Community, so if you’re a member of the Writing Community, this is me trying to pay it forward (and back). 

If you have suggestions for what should be on my reading list going forward, drop them here in the comments (feel free to leave links) or pop over to my contact page to shoot me an email. Don’t be shy! 


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