Long-Awaited Reads Month: Link Roundup #1

Hey everyone! This post signals the halfway point of Long-Awaited Reads Month. This makes me very sad, as I have been reading, albeit slowly, some amazing books in the past weeks. I wish we could do this more often. Or perhaps I will just challenge myself to pick up more of these books that I really want to read but never quite get to throughout the year.

Now for the wonderful: Below you will find links to posts of fellow bloggers who have written about the books they have read for #LARMonth. I have looked through the comment left on Ana‘s and my blog, and on twitter using the hashtag. However, I am aware that this is not the most waterproof system. So if I have missed your post, don’t feel shy to let me know and I will link up to it.

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Sasha blogged about Franzen’s The Discomfort Zone, discussing her dislike for the man behind the author, but also seeing glimpses of an author she is interested in.

Meghan reviews Connie Willis’ Blackout over at Medieval Bookworm, which she really enjoyed. However, she does warn readers about the book ending in the middle of the story, and recommends to have the follow-up, All Clear, ready to go when you start.

Debi read The 10PM Question by Kate de Goldi for her own personal spin on Long-Awaited Reads Month, being that she only reads books she added to her TBR pile because Ana recommended them. So far, this is going well, as she truly loved The 10PM Question.

Susan wrote about Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley, a retelling of Sleeping Beauty which she calls “a funny magical fairy tale”. She certainly made me curious to read it!

Over at LibraryHungry you can find a post on John Scalzi’s Red Shirts, which seems to have been a surprise in that it was more conceptual and lighthearted than expected – in a good way, I think?

3GoodRats joins in with two posts about books she has long wanted to read: Rebbeca by Daphne du Maurier, which is “fantastic in many ways”, and Honolulu by Alan Brennert, a “fascinating story, beautifully told”.

Kelsey over at Sentimental Drivel read Deerskin by Robin McKinley, which deserves a lot of praise, but also has its flaws (sorry, I didn’t read the whole review as this book is on my immediate TBR pile and I wanted to avoid spoilers!)

Gavin from Page247 writes about Bring Up the Bodies, which is “chilling and beautiful”.

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Again, if I missed your post by accident, I am really sorry. If you leave your link here I will make sure to remedy the situations. I hope you’re enjoying reading these long-awaited reads as much as I am. If you’re still contemplating whether or not you want to join, may I remind you that each review will be an entry for a giveaway?

23 thoughts on “Long-Awaited Reads Month: Link Roundup #1

    1. Iris Post author

      It seems Robin McKinley is quite a favourite for this month. I have Deerskin on my tbr list. You’d recommend that I put Spindle’s End on there too?

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        1. Iris Post author

          I recently read Beauty, and I have heard a lot of people recommend Sunshine. I’m also very curious about Rose Daughter! I hadn’t heard of The Blue Sword before, but I’ll look it up, thanks!

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    1. Iris Post author

      Definitely not too late! This is just a (somewhat later than the) halfway point link up, in order to keep the last one somewhat readable and hopefully to remind people to join us if they are so inclined. You’re very welcome to read/post about any book you’ve wanted to read for a while..

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    1. Iris Post author

      I have added your review of Bring Up the Bodies to the list! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed reading it. I am about to start reading Wolf Hall myself.

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  1. Care

    Wonderful! and so many new-to-me bloggers. I have a review of Beloved coming soon (and then I can ship it off to you! maybe you want to email me your addy if you have moved? still in the same place?)

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    1. Iris Post author

      I am very much looking forward to your post about Beloved! (my addy is still the same – I can mail it again if that’s easier?)

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    1. Iris Post author

      Wonderful! I will link to your halfpoint review! Anna Karenina is such a long book that I can imagine wanting to write more than one post about it.

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