I think I finished about six books last week. I’m not sure but I definitely read the following:
- What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami
I enjoyed this and gave it four stars.
- Everything by Lynda Barry
This was amusing as well. This got 3.5 stars.
- The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh O’Brien
This was a seriously quick read for me. Fast paced and engaging, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Four stars.
- Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula by Andi Watson
I really enjoyed this one. It was charming and funny. Four stars.
- The Quick by Lauren Owen
This was interesting. A vampire tale, most unexpectedly. I’ll be reviewing this. 3 stars.
- The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill
I LOVED this. 4.5 stars. I’ll be reviewing on The Book Wars.
There were some titles that I gave up on. One was The Ghosts of Heaven and I tried to stick with the book but it just wasn’t for me. It’s written really well and does great things with the subject it pursues but I was dreading reading it and well, I stopped. I’m going to ask if one of my friends wants to read it. I also changed my mind about The Visitors by Rebecca Mascull. At this point in time, I just don’t feel like reading it. I’ve lost interest in it. Maybe some other day.
Now for what I’m currently reading:
King’s Dragon by Kate Elliott
I’m really liking this one. I love Elliott’s writing so I wasn’t afraid of that but the protagonist is a male and that gave me pause. However, I’m pleased to report that Alain (the protagonist) is very relatable. I like him and can empathize with his issues.
This is a big book (544 pages) so I don’t know how long it will take me to finish it but once I do, I’ll go back and finish:
GreenGlass House by Kate Milford
I like the book; the pacing of it was just too slow for me so I put it aside for a bit. I’m sure that I’ll tear through it when I go back to it but I’ll need to be done with it before the last Wednesday of the month as I need to review it.
Once I’m done with that, I will read The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers. I’m looking forward to this one because it seems crazily amusing. I doubt I’ll be done with all three in one week though. I’m reading at a slower pace, savouring the books instead of gulping them down.
I’m looking forward to them though. I hope you are liking your reads!