It’s a new week! Full of new possibilities and new books (and old favourites) to read and read. So I’ve been writing a lot which means I haven’t been reading too much. Of course when I say not reading, I’m still probably reading more than other people. Here at the books I did read last week:
- And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
So wonderful. Her words, the feelings, everything. This was pretty much perfect for me.
- This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
A brilliant installment to the Starbound trilogy. The worldbuilding was particularly awesome.
- Deathmarked by Leah Cypess
I have to admit, it took me a long while to warm up to the story. I didn’t like Ileni all that much and I’m not sure whether I’m going to continue with the series.
- The Life and Memoirs of Dr. Pi and Other Stories by Edgar Bayley
This was translated from Spanish. I didn’t like the treatment of women in these stories.
- Bottle by Margaret Atwood
I found this really wonderful. Short vignettes, writing exercises, dialogues, little spurts of prose. I loved them all.
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
I am only 44 pages in but I am not really liking it at the moment. I mean, the prose is wonderfully smooth and delicious but the pacing is so slooow. A GR friend told me it’d take 300 pages for me to get into and sigh. This means it will take me a long while to read it which is not necessarily a bad thing but I had wanted to finish it before the month ended. Oh well.
- Visions in Silver by Anne Bishop
I just decided to read this alongside The Luminaries. This will be a faster read and will keep me reading. Plus, the library wants it back soon so I may as well make haste.
To Read in the Coming Week:
I am not at all sure whether I’ll get much reading in the coming week but I have to read Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynathia Hand and A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas as the library wants them back soon as well.