Welcome to a sad new Monday which is probably shiny and bright now that spring is here. Or is it? I don’t know honestly. I just know that I have two weeks to go before starting a temporary job which means I need to read as much as I can before I have little to no time at all left to dedicate to books. Adulting will begin in earnest. Here is what I read in the past week:
- Man Tiger – Eka Kurniawan
This was brilliant and I loved it for reasons.
- Remember Body – C. P. Cavafy
The translation was terrible. And honestly, the poetry didn’t do anything much for me.
- The Nest – Kenneth Oppel
Deliciously creepy and Klassen’s illustrations enriched the reading experience.
- Inside Outside Overlap – Billy Mavreas
Wordless comic that was interesting.
- Booked – Kwame Alexander
I loved this one.
- Five Nice Mice Build a House – Chisato Tashiro
I liked this one. It was cute. But for some reason, I feel like there was something missing.
- The Night Children – Sarah Tsiang
The art by Delphine Bodet was beautiful.
- The Affair – Beth Kery
Erotica is not for me. I was just amused by this entire book and a bit queasy at times. But it is way better written than 50 Shades.
- Tell the Wind and Fire – Sarah Rees Brennan
- The Beautifull Cassandra – Jane Austen
Not gonna lie, this mostly read like the melodramatic meanderings of an excitable teenage mind.
- The Sartorialist – Scott Schuman
His erasure of bigger/fatter people took away from whatever he was trying to achieve for me. The absence was loud.
- The Crow – Alison Croggon
Whew. Poor Hem, he has harrowing experiences without Maerad but this makes me look forward to the final book in the trilogy.
I’ve put Shantaram aside for now because I don’t feel like reading it but I will pick it up sometime later this year. I hope.
- Short Stories for Kids and Teens edited by Patrick Wallace
I’m reading a story here and there and am six stories in currently. There are 20 I have to read and I’m liking some a lot more than others.
- Bad Feminist – Roxane Gay
I’m finally reading this. The first essay was reflective and I liked how she took ownership of her actions without excuses or justifying herself. I look forward to making my slow way through this one.
- This is the Story of You by Beth Kephart
I don’t know what else to expect from this title except beautiful writing.
To Read in the Coming Week
As usual, I don’t know what I will feel like but I reckon I will enjoy what I do choose to read.