On the Night Table [22]: Ambitious Pile


Good morning, all!

How was your weekend? I’ve got a bit of a toothache. Ugh. I mean, I’m forty freaking years old. Who gets toothaches at this age? So my weekend was a bit of a bummer because I couldn’t think of anything else but this throbbing pain in my mouth. *sobs*

I’ve got four books in my pile this week, and yes, it’s a bit ambitious. I’m a little inspired, so I decided to do four instead of my usual three. One reason that I’m motivated to read more is that I’m only 25 away from my Goodreads goal of 150. Last year, I surpassed my goal with 188, so it looks like I’m well on my way to surpassing that as well – barring an apocalyptic event, that is.

To Read

Burying Water by K.A. Tucker.  I read this back in November last year, but I wanted to reread it because I decided to pursue this series. Frankly, I’m not even sure if it’s a requirement, but I can barely recall the events that happened in this book.

One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart. Maja of Nocturnal Library swore by this book. And I tend to trust her instincts. This book is not very big, so I thought I’d squeeze it in this week.

The House of Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory. This is book one of the One Dozen Daughters series by the duo, Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory. I would imagine there’ll be 12 books at least. I’m committing myself to this endeavour. 🙂

The Other Son by Alexander SöderbergI didn’t realize this is book two of a series I know nothing about. We’ll see how this Crime fiction goes. Hopefully, I can make do without reading the first book. Thanks to Random House Canada for sending me this finished copy.

Happy reading!
  • Toothaches are the worse and in my case it always meant I had to have a root canal or something like that. I hope you feel better soon. I really have enjoyed all of the books in K.A. Tucker’s series an Burying Water was pretty intense. Hope you it enjoy it again 🙂

    • Thanks, Lorna. Working my way through Becoming Rain. It’s slow going right now, but I’m sure it’ll pick up soon enough.

  • I’m 37… I still get toothache’s, don’t worry. I really should get to the dentist for a check up!
    I am going to read Chasing River by Tucker in the next week or so, my first book of hers. Enjoy the re-read!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

    • My dentist appointment is not till August. *sobs*

  • I liked Lackey & Mallory’s collab. It’s a LOT like Pirates of the Caribbean though, like you’ll see a lot of similarities from the name down to the description of the characters. It didn’t bother me though and I can’t wait for the next one.

    I hope you’ve gotten your tooth issue taken cared of. That blows.

    • It’s not really working out for me. The story’s a bit slow. I just want it done and over with, sadly. :/

      • It is slow in the beginning but it picks up. I think I rated this 3

  • Aw, I’m sorry you were in pain sweetie : Hoping it has gotten better now. Fingers crossed 🙂 I haven’t read any of these books, but they do look gorgeous 😀 Hope you’ll love them all. <3

  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    I am now officially stressed out! So, so scared that you won’t like One Thing Stolen! It’s such a strange little book, confusing at times, but the setting, and the writing… so, so gorgeous. Beth is just magical.

    • It was a strange book. The writing is pretty. As a poet, I can only be jealous of her writing. But as a reader who can’t spend the time to wallow in her words, it didn’t go so well for me. Don’t be stressed out! I know the feeling, trust me. 🙂

  • Happy reading this week 🙂

  • Hmm, I do remember starting Burying Water but I thought it was too intense for me so I DNF’d. xd After that kiss at the beginning I was like ”err, WTF?” LOL.

    • Oh boo. Really? I just bought the entire series. Lol.

  • Toothache sucks! Hope you’ll get better. My co-blogger loves Burying Water series too and I plan to read them some time this year, hopefully. I’m not familiar with the rest of them, so good luck!

    • Toothache sucks and a half. Lol. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

  • shootingstarsmag

    Good luck with your books! I just read Armada last week and I really liked it. I need to read Ready Player One even MORE now. 🙂

    Sorry about your tooth – hope it feels better soon.


    • Ready Player One is so so good! I hope you’ll have luck finding a copy. 🙂

  • I’m sorry about the toothache, those are the worst! I hope you feel better soon. I’m actually getting readfy to order a copy of The House of Four Winds, so I can’t wait to read your thought on it. 🙂

    • Thanks. I’m feeling much better, Kim. Uh. Unfortunately, The House of the Four Winds is not working out so well for me. I hope you’ll have better luck!

  • Have fun with your massive list! And grr I wish I was as accomplished as you in the reading department….sadly I’m behind…LIKE A LOT. So sad. So, so sad.

    • Didn’t do too well this week, actually. I just need to sit down and actually catch up with my past On the Night Table posts!

  • RO

    I’ve heard that a toothache can be one of the worst pains ever, so I sure hope you’re feeling much better. Your things are always so neatly displayed. Love it! Hugs…

  • We’ve all had that ambitious pile, but I’ve read 17 books in a month before! Toothaches are the worst, though. You literally have a bad day because it’s throbbing continues to remind you that you are in pain. UGH. I hope it’s gone now!

    • 17 books in a month is a dream, Dre. I miss those months. Sigh.

  • I’m glad to hear that you’re re-reading Burying Water. I adore that series and I can’t wait to see what you think of the rest. One Thing Stolen is a book that I want to try as well because of Maja’s review. It sounds fantastic.
    And ugh! I’m so sorry about your toothache! Those are awful. 🙁
    Happy reading, Joy!

    • Thanks, Nick. Trying to start Becoming Rain now. Really just want to skip on right over to Amber’s story. Lol.

  • I’m excited that you read Ready Player One, going to check out your review after this! I did read Burying Water and honestly, I would skip it (I loved Becoming Rain though).

    • Ready Player One was amah-zzzing. Love. Love. Also, I’m thinking about skipping Rain and just dive into River. Have you read that one?

  • kindlemom1

    Sorry you have a toothache, I hope it is better soon!

    I think you will like Burying Water, I can’t wait to see if you do. 😀

    • Thanks, Ali. Much better, but I can’t wait to see the dentist. Lol. I enjoyed Burying Water, and can’t wait to read the rest. 🙂

  • Ouch, no buneo! I’ll share my Vicodin with you. Burying Water is good to have in mind while reading Chasing River and Becoming Rain. But say you want to read Chasing River before Becoming Rain, then that’s fine. It’s like BW is the base for the rest.

    • Gimmmeeeeeeeeee. I think I just want to skip Rain. Can I do that?

      • Yes, you can skip … damn that hurts to say. Rain was really good though, better than Water. But Rain and River are like the branches of a tree, while Water is the trunk. And if you plan to read the 4th book, you’ll want to read River.

        • All right. Well, I’ve started Rain already anyway, so I might as well keep truckin’. 🙂 Thanks, Christy!

  • Aw, I hope your toothache gets better, that’s no fun! And 25 away, you go! That’s awesome! I’ve only heard of the KA Tucker novel.I hope you enjoy these!

    • Right? I’m so excited!! I can’t wait to see if I’m going to be able to reach 250 this year. Lol.

  • Melliane

    I’ve only read The House of Four Winds, but I really enjoyed it I confess. Happy reading!

    • Thanks, Melliane. I don’t know…perhaps it’s just not for me.