Helloooo fellow book lovers! The title of this post if pretty self explanatory, but, if you don’t know what cosy reading night is then you are in for a bit of a treat my friends! Hosted by the wonderful Lauren and the Books, cosy reading night is an opportunity to sit in a comfy corner, stock up on the snacks, and settle down with a good story. Sounds fabulous am I right? I’ve taken part before and loved it, and I am leaping on the chance to again because I am usually on a late shift at work, so I don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to make inroads in my N.E.W.Ts Readathon Progress (check out my updates post here)!
So a litte bit more about the cosy reading night before I dive into the books I will be enjoying! Cosy reading night is a semi-regular night of reding fun hosted by Lauren. The summer cosy reading night is taking place on 17th August (the day this is posted) between 7pm and 10pm BST. As much as it is an opportunity to chill and read, it’s also a great opportunity to connect on twitter and Instagram under #cosyreadingnight. One of the things I absolutely love about this is that it is on British time. So many readathons and readalongs are hosted on a USA centric basis, so it is really nice to have a reading night based and accessible for my time zone.
As I mentioned above, I am reading for N.E.W.Ts Readathon 2019 this month, so I am going to try and combine the two to create a reading night that will knock some subjects of my to read for list. I have made OK progress this month, but I am a little behind where I need to be and I am hoping that tonight will be the night to change that around. 3hrs is a large amount of reading time for me as I am super lucky that I read quickly, so I am hoping to get through a few things, or make some progress with chunkier reads.
Arid Dreams Duanwad Pimwana
I am a good 70% through this collection of short stories and would really like to finish it this evening to knock another challenge off for Just One More Pa(i)ge readathon (Women in Translation), and for N.E.W.Ts (Acceptable: Care of Magical Creatures). I am glad I have read something by a Thai author after living there a few years ago, it’s nice to have chosen something a little different and more relevant to me.
Mooncakes Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker
I received this from NetGalley after seeing multiple reviews and bookstagram posts about it. I really like the art style and even though I don’t know much about it, I feel like it’s something I’ll really like. Yes, it will handily count towards the Astronomy Acceptable N.E.W.Ts prompt, but it is also something I just really fancy reading. It should be a good thing to offset the slightly harder read that is Arid Dreams.
The Lies of Locke Lamora Scott Lynch
I kind of started this fantasy book a week ago on the recommendation of Emma (You can read her review on her blog The Terror of Knowing) who knows I like charismatic criminals and epic cons/heists. I read the prologue, but because I was reading Gods of Jade and Shadow and Nevernight when I started it, I didn’t want to embark on a third ambitious fantasy book, so set it down until I had finished the other two. I am not picking this up at the beginning of the night because if I do I feel like I won’t read anything else, but it is firmly here and I think will take up the bulk of this evening’s reading time.
Paper Girls #2 Brian K Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, and Matt Wilson
I need to read this at some point for the Charms Exceeds Expectations prompts in N.E.W.Ts, and know that I will absolutely get to it this month. I am unsure of whether I will actually get to it this evening, but if I fancy a bit of a break from The Lies of Locke Lamora or just want to feel like I have read more prompts for N.E.W.Ts then I will probably read for this because it won’t take that long to finish. It’s so colourful and artistically appealing that it will be a stark contrast to the small lettering of Scott Lynch’s novel.
The Song Rising Samantha Shannon
Just in case I really don’t fancy reading something that I have listed above, I am popping this on the list too. I am doubtful that I will reach for this book, but it is a completely different read to anything listed above so it will be a good one to have as an alternative if I am not in the mood for any of the above reads when I actually sit down to read this evening.
So yeah, that is my Saturday evening planned. It’s probably not the most exciting weekend anyone had heard of, but Emma and I are looking forward to it and we have a smörgåsbord planned to keep us going throughout the evening!
Are you taking part? What are you reading?