Winter does odd things to my reading. I get lost in books and think I’ve read a lot only to find that I’m stuck on the one book I’ve been reading all week. I feel like I’ve read enough for the year and can safely hang up my laurels but then the stories call my name and I crack open another book. Or I feel anxious that I’m not reading all the books I want to and will be left bereft once the new year rolls around. I have issues.
Here’s what I read in the past week:
- The Nightingales are Drunk by Hafez
Eh. I felt slivers of brilliance but it left me cold on the whole.
- QQ Sweeper vol. 1-3 by Kyousuke Motomi
This is a great series and has a lot of complexity to it that you don’t normally see in shoujo manga. Though it’s not really shoujo genre exclusively.
- The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull
I enjoyed this mostly though I feel like certain things could have been done differently.
- The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi
I enjoyed this picturebook.
- High Maga – Karin Rita Gastreich
I enjoyed this one mostly.
- A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
I enjoyed this until the last quarter when it all fell apart.
What I’m Currently Reading:
- Dance, Dance, Dance by Haruki Murakami
I am reading this very slowly. A chapter a day in fact because I want it to last until mid-January because I like starting and ending my year with a Murakami novel and I’m soon going to run out.
- One More Thing by B. J. Novak
I’m 200 pages in and should be done in the coming week. I’ll be reviewing it here once I’m done.
- Covenant’s End by Ari Marmell
This one I’m reading very slowly as well because it’s going to be intense and I don’t know how intense my heart can handle right now.
- The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
I haven’t yet read a page but oh I have such high expectations. I hope the book meets them all!
To Read in the Coming Week:
It’s December so I’m going to be reading a lot of YA and Fantasy. Just because.