A new year starts with a new reading forecast and I’m somewhat hopeless where the reading is concerned. But first, let’s talk about all the books I’ve read since I last posted a reading forecast two weeks ago.
- Caligula – Suetonius
Well, he was a character. Not one I’d ever want to meet but a fascinating person to read about.
- Nijigahara Holograph – Inio Asane
The art in this one is amazing. The story itself plays a lot with time and the consequences of actions.
- Wailing Ghosts – Pu Songling
This was quite enjoyable for me.
- Dance, Dance, Dance – Haruki Murakami
This took a while but did ultimately win me over.
- Wake of Vultures – Lila Bowen
I enjoyed this one though I had some issues with some things that I’m not ready to elaborate upon. Haha.
- 4 boardbooks that I don’t want to list out because I’m lazy.
- Cast in Honor by Michelle Sagara
Okay, I probably enjoyed this a lot because I tempered my expectations of any sort of romance progress. I have come to accept that Sagara does not write good romance and perhaps never will. I enjoy everything else so I’m willing to make concessions.
- Three Tang Dynasty Poets – including Wang Wei
I think I’d have enjoyed these more in context with notes and introductions to these poets than as isolated works not very well translated.
- Mechanica – Betsy Cornwell
This was a Cinderella retelling and somewhat successful. Most interesting was the ending that stepped neatly away from the happily ever after.
- Young-hee and the Pullocho – Mark James Russell
I just finished writing a review of this one.
- The River and the Book – Alison Croggon
Most excellent. I will be writing a review of this one at The Book Wars.
- Across a Star-swept Sea – Diana Peterfreund
I enjoyed this well enough. It was lush.
- What A Wonderful World vol 2 – Inio Asano
More hopeful than the first one. I enjoyed it better.
- Travel in the Lands of Serpent and Pearls – Marco Polo
He was writing fantasy. Hah.
- I Am Beautiful – Rupi Rajwan
- To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Memoir – Sience Cherson Siegel, Mark Siegel
- Traffic – John Ruskin
This is so very boring. But I’m going to finish this LBC if it kills me and hopefully it won’t go that far.
- Piratica #1 – Tanith Lee
This could have been a lot more fun if it was faster in pace. As it is, we flounder. I’m 113 pages in and nothing substantial has happened.
- The Naming – Alison Croggon
A reread and also the book I’m buddy reading with a whole group of people. See The Book Wars for more details.
- Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
171 pages in. It’s very interesting but moves so slowly. I suppose the fact that it is 936 pages does give it time to meander around as it sees fit.
- Cracks in the Kingdom – Jaclyn Moriarty
I got The Tangle of Gold or the ARC of it in the mail last week and I CANNOT WAIT to read it so I need to drop everything and reread this so I can read that obviously.
To read in the coming week:
Everything I’m currently reading honestly. I don’t think I’ll be starting anything new but you know never know with me.