It’s time for my weekly reading report and I do apologise that it’s all I’m doing over here at Bibliophilic Monologues but I just haven’t got the time to do more though that’s bound to change in two weeks. But let’s get on with things.
Last week, I read 7 books. They are:
- 100 Million Years of Food – Stephen Le
I enjoyed this quite a bit though I’m not sure the book is for everyone. His tone is chatty and his research thorough so reading the book felt more like listening to a particularly impassioned professor talk than reading a dry text. Plus, food is always fascinating to me so…
- Finnikin of the Rock – Melina Marchetta
I adored this. I will talk about it more in a review in August on The Book Wars.
- Waistcoats and Weaponry – Gail Carriger
This was a fun edition to The Finishing School series and I think the one in which I seriously started shipping Soap and Sophronia.
- Devil and the Bluebird – Jennifer Mason-Black
This one surprised me by how enjoyable it ended up being. I will be reviewing this next week on The Book Wars.
- The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo – Zen Cho
Once again, I made a wonderful life choice by purchasing this e-novella. This was short, fun, and a great introduction to Cho’s writing. I can’t wait to read her novel.
- The Bird and the Sword – Amy Harmon
This one was amazing and I don’t say that lightly. Between this book and Finnikin, I had an excellent reading week. Actually, all the books I read last week were amazing.
- Manners and Mutiny – Gail Carriger
And this finished the series on a very good note. I do love Sophronia as a character and I hope we can catch a glimpse of her in the newest Carriger series.
Moving on to what I’m reading next which can also function as what I plan to read next because I like to list all the books I have planned for the week as currently reading because I’m strange like that. Whew, long sentence is long. Anyway, here are the books I’m reading:
- The Art of Perspective – Christopher Castellani
I’m only 34 pages in but gosh, I love this already.
- The Paper Menagerie – Ken Liu
Still only 234 pages in. I haven’t felt like reading short stories yet and with me it’s better to read when I feel like reading something rather than forcing myself to read something.
- The Summer of Ubume – Natsuhiko Kyogoku
I’ve been thirsting to read this for a while and so I finally picked this up. I’m 40 pages in and really enjoying this.
- Graffiti Moon – Cath Crowley
This one is a reread for Australian book month coming up at The Book Wars and can I say how much I am looking forward to reading this?
- Ink and Bone – Lisa Unger
I only intended to read the first chapter but I am so intrigued I have to read the rest of the book.
- The Battle of the Labyrinth – Rick Riordan
Admittedly, this is not my favourite series but I have all the books and before I ship them to Fiji for my niece and nephew, I figure I should read them if only to say I have.
- Clean Sweep – Ilona Andrews
I adore the Kate Daniels series by Andrews so I hope I enjoy this novella series by them as well.