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I haven’t done an update since March, so a post about how much I’ve read since then would be too long, though, not as long as I would have hoped. Babies make reading hard sometimes! Anyway, I’ve summed up my fav reads below.
Restore Me, by Tahereh Mafi — YA Fantasy (5/5 stars), I cannot tell you how excited I was to finally get more Warren–err–Juliet. Just as a side note, I feel a little creepy having a thing for Warren now that I’m older…We won’t focus on that. If you didn’t like the third book, give this one a chance. I really feel like Mafi tied up some of the loose ends and fixed the character inconsistencies from Ignite Me. See my review here.
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy — Science Fiction (5/5 stars): This is a book I was surprised by. It was really slow moving, which normally bugs the hell out of me, but it was realllly good. If you like apocalyptic novels you should definitely check this one out. Read my review here.
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir — YA Fantasy (5/5 stars): OMMGGG I feel like I have been waiting for this book for ages! The wait was definitely worth it though. Read my full review here.
Detroit: An American Autopsy, by Charlie LeDuff —Non-Fiction (4/5 stars): I’ve always had a fascination with the downfall and decay of the city of Detroit. LeDuff wrote a part memoir/part historical autopsy of the city. LeDuff is a brash narrator, but it works in this context as he describes how the city helped to shape him and other blue collar Americans, for better or worse.
Commune, Books 1 & 2, by Joshua Gayou — Science Fiction (3/5 stars): This is another post-apocalyptic novel series. It was entertaining and the characters were engaging.
I also read the entire Harry Potter series over again.
Listening to: How to be a Bawse, by Lilly Singh — Non-Fiction
Reading: Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick — YA Fantasy, I have had this series for an embarrassingly long amount of time. I got them at a used book store and they have been collecting dust and being pushed aside for too long. I am in the process of moving and downsizing (we are going to a 3,000 square foot house to a 1300 sq ft house!). I am donating a lot of my extra books to my library but when I came across these I figured I needed to finally read them before deciding if I would donate them or not.
I don’t really have a plan for what’s next. If I enjoy Hush, Hush it will likely be the next in the series.
Thanks for reading,
4 thoughts on “It’s Monday, what are you reading? (14)”
I’m hoping to read the Sabaa Tahir books eventually. They look great.
Kids do tend to take our time away from reading, don’t they 🙂 Have a great reading week! I hope you can stop by:
I read The Road so long ago that I barely remember it. I think I remember the movie better. I hope you enjoy your upcoming reads!
A Reaper at the Gates looks good!
Happy reading this week.