It was one of those weeks, you guys. Full of hard work and not-feeling-like-reading. Also I felt like lingering over the books I’m reading and I don’t know why I’m making excuses? Maybe it’s the headache I’m battling thanks to the heatwave we find ourselves in.
I loathe the heat.
I might move to somewhere very cold all the time to escape it. How did I ever live in Fiji for the first 17 years of my life, I will never know.
Anyway. I read last week. Here are the titles:
- Come Close – Sappho
I don’t get classic poetry…this one didn’t speak to me at all.
- Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms – Fumiyo Kouno
Beautiful, sad, inspiring.
- Shadow Queen – Deborah Kalin
- A Drop of the Night – Stefan Bachmann
I mostly enjoyed this.
- The Dragons of Heaven – Alyc Helms
This was okay. I’m not sure I will continue with the series. I liked it well enough but I don’t know if I’m invested in it.
- I Was Told There’d Be Cake – Sloane Croasly
Not as funny as I was hoping it’d be. The author reveals her privilege with every essay I read and she’s unconscious of it. Halfway in and hoping it gets better but doubting it will.
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland on a Ship of her Own Making – Catherynne M. Valente
It’s slyly humourous. I am enjoying it.
- Dara Palmer’s Major Drama – Emma Shevah
Not enjoying this right now. The narrative voice is too young and too annoying. Hoping things change soon though.
- Black Wolves – Kate Elliott
- A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James
To read in the coming week:
Ramadan starts soon so I don’t know how much energy I will have to read with the demands of work and all. I do want to return to Black Wolves and Seven Killings and read at least a bit more of each of them. And then we’ll see…