An excuse to talk about what you’re reading, as hosted by Sam @ samannelizabeth
The Three W’s are…
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading? (NOTE: Includes spoilers for what the FairyLoot June book is).
- What do you think you’ll read next?
& BONUS: What books I DNF’d & borrowed & bought in the past week.
Books featured here run the gamut from middle grade contemporary to adult SFF, a debut published this July and a oldie from 1934, with just a hint of NF.
This baby, I’m reading for the Birth Year Challenge over @ Hotchpot Cafe. I got it out from the library months ago, and have been renewing it… and renewing it…operating under the vein hope that if I keep it long enough I will have somehow read the book by osmosis without actually having to read he fucker. BUT NOT ANYMORE! I’m almost half way in, and I’m (surprisingly) really liking it. I’ve already put two of Crichton’s other books to my gigantic to read to get pile on Goodreads.
3 thoughts so far:
- In 1990, they could apparently imagine a future with cloned dinosaurs, but not wireless internet. This is like Back to the Future having flying cars but not flat screens all over again.
- Despite it being established firmly that all the dinosaurs are female, they still refer to some of the dinos (think: the T-Rex) by male pronouns. Because of course.
- The way this is told – specifically, the shifting perspectives and the divide of sections by fractals (I understand what fractals are now! … Kind of) – is cool AF.
Another library read that I put off for SO LONG…. and then read in less than 48 hours. This one fills the ‘A classic crime story’ square, for Back to the Classics over @ Karen’s Books and Chocolates, a challenge that I’m doing because I wanted to go way out of my comfort zone and read classical books. This is my second book for that challenge, and it makes me super glad that I did it. Definitely inspires me to read more classics!
Rating: ★★★★★ / Review @ GoodReads.
FairyLoot‘s book for June 2018 is a gem, and it’s not published until the end of July 2018! I couldn’t resist starting it the day I got it, as it was so small and beautiful, and I finished it the day after. It has nothing to do with Game of Thrones, but the Sansa/Arya feels I got from this book that I totally pictured one of the Mains (Serina) as Sophie Turner, despite knowing she was meant to be a soft bodied brunette.
Rating: ★★★★☆ / Review @ GoodReads.
Yet ANOTHER library read, this one is one of my books for the 21 Books of Summer Challenge over @ 746Books. Because these things are important when you regularly have 10+ books out of the library at one time. This is a middle grade novel IMO (even though my library branded it as YA), and is about an English girl and an African girl, and how they became sisters. I’ve got mixed feelings about this one , but it’s for sure a gut-punch of a read.
Rating: ★★★☆☆ / Review @ GoodReads.
This one isn’t a book for any of my nine reading challenges (except for the requisite GoodReads challenge, to which this year I’ve set to 113 books), I just saw this tweet about Hillary using her power of Secretary as State to try and help a divorced child bride and I had SO MANY FEELINGS and had to read it ASAP. Luckily, it was fifty pence on Amazon (plus p&p), and my Book Club Buddy Beks, was down for it being our next book. I’m an English lady but I’ve always been interested in America, and I’m keen to hear from HRC in her own words since she’s such a reserved figure.
DNF Muhammad Khan’s ‘I Am Thunder’ @ page 10 (yes, really). The voices of the MC and her bestie~ were incredibly grating. I probably should’ve stuck at it it longer in the interests of a Muslim writing a Muslim but… honestly, it was THAT grating, and I’d rather read a Muslim woman writing about a Muslim girl anyway. A library book, since returned.
DNF Marissa Meyer’s ‘Renegades’ @ page 189. It’s just insanely slow paced, and honestly I think part of that is down to editing? Like, it did not need to take this long to get this far in the story for sure. The writing was also over stuffed as hell to me. Also, the romance was already predictable and honestly I just didn’t care. I might have stuck at it if there weren’t more than 400 pages left to go… This is another library book, also to be set free for someone else to try ASAP.
Borrowed from the library a whole host of books, most of them YA SFF, and they are as follows…
AND THAT’S A WRAP! Have you read any of these books? What are you reading right now? How are your reading challenges (if you have them!) going? Feel free to friend me on GoodReads!