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Weekend Reads #3: Deadly Cults, Drift Racing, & Cyberpunk Crime

Happy Friday to all of the book dragons and otaku ninjas out there today! I would like to start this post by wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead, whether you’re working, relaxing, or studying, I’m sending you all a bunch of hugs and warm, happy vibes! ♥

My days of reading multiple books are finally behind me! Reading more than two books at a time, adds so much mental pressure on to me that it kicks my arse into a slump (not that I have anyone to blame for this but my own silly self). So, I will no longer be reading more than one or two books at a time. My missions for the past few weeks have been to discover all of my bad reading habits and to slowly assassinate the hell out of them. It’s been working splendidly! I was able to finish multiple books this week, so I will definitely stick to my plan.

Since I’m out of current reads, I have a very small list of things I plan on starting this weekend and back-ups in case if I manage to finish the novels I’ve been eyeing. It’s a rather interesting combination of stories and genres, but most of these consist of manga. My manga madness has been so delightfully fun that I don’t plan on stopping or slowing down if I can help it! Anyway, enough with the chit-chat, let’s get to my list! 🙂

Black Order (Sigma Force #3) by James Rollins

Continuing onwards with my series slaying, I’ll be starting the third instalment for the Sigma Force action-adventure, science-thriller series. The first two were really fun and awesome books, and I eagerly anticipate the next crazy adventure that Sigma Force finds themselves in. I’ve written reviews for both Sandstorm and The Map of Bones for anyone interested in checking those out.

Initial D by Shuichi Shigeno

Sir Boyfriend and I have been binging the series this past week. It’s his first time watching it (my 11th). This is my favourite all-time manga & anime series of all-time (yes, that’s repetitive, but the excitement is SO EXTREME it warrants it). Being a former racer, there’s a nostalgic beauty to this series that will never leave my soul. It’s also just one of the best damn racing renditions, in regards to fiction, that I have ever encountered in my life. Having read the manga multiple times, I’ve decided to revisit it once again! The series revolves around a young teen boy named Takumi Fujiwara who ends up being the racing prodigy of Mt. Akina! The series follows him and his evolution as a racer as he discovers and nurtures this new found passion.

Psycho-Pass: Inspector Shinya Kōgami by Natsuo Sai & Midori Gotō

With assistance from the Psycho-Pass Production Committee, this prequel manga shows us what life was like for Inspector Kōgami before the events of Psycho-Pass Season One, which happens to be one of my favourite cyberpunk anime serials; a close second after Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. I’ve cheated a bit and read the first volume. It’s quite promising so far and I’m eager to continue.


Well, that does it for my list of weekend reading morsels. What are some books y’all plan on reading over the course of the weekend?

3 thoughts on “Weekend Reads #3: Deadly Cults, Drift Racing, & Cyberpunk Crime

  1. First off: I hope you will have a great weekend as well: enjoy it 😀 This is a great list, I absolutely love Psycho Pass as well, and did not know there was a prequel available for it in manga format. Will definitely track it down 😀I’m currently reading the first part of the Alita Battle Angel manga, and as for novels I’m reading the first fantasy omnibus of The Chronicles of Thomas Unbeliever written bij Stephen Donaldson. But I probably won’t only be reading, but also watch some anime as well as head of to the cinema for Wonder Woman 😊

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    1. There’s actually a series of sequel manga. Shinya’s is the second set. I believe Akane’s is the first set. So far, there’s been four volumes released for each, with Shinya’s being the only one released in English (2 volumes have been published so far). If that helps, haha. I’ve never read the Battle Angel manga, but I’ve heard amazing things about it. They’re going to release them in deluxe hardcover editions, so I may have to pick em up. 🙂 Oh man, the Thomas Covenant Chronicles. I remember reading the first set in that series YEARS ago, but I never made it past the first two books (I believe). One day I’ll have to revisit those as well. Happy weekending to you!

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      1. Cool, thanks for that, I’m going to track those manga down for sure 😊 The current Alita manga I’m reading is actually a follow up to the original, spread out over 5 massive thick omnibus sets. I did not know that the original is to be released in hardcover volumes, but that sounds seriously awesome.
        As for the Thomas Covenant Chronicles, I’m in the middle of the first book, and it is rather good. Even though there are an enormous amount of characters to keep track off, I like the story itself. Hope you will revisit them some day, as I think they are well worth the read 😊

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