What did I read last week?
I finished the book I’d started on the plane ride home from vacation last week, The Expats, and read a YA ARC and a graphic novel as well:
My review of The Expats is here. A really enjoyable thriller!
5 to 1 by Holly Bodger: The best things I can say about this YA dystopian novel is a) it’s short and b) it has a really pretty cover. The writing annoyed me, told half in verse and half in prose, and the whole set-up was pretty boring and predictable. Just… nope. I didn’t bother writing a review.
I also read the newest Fables volume (#21 – Happily Ever After). I love this graphic novel series so, so much — and I’m so sad it’s coming to an end! Happily Ever After is an odd title for this volume, as many characters are most decidedly not happy at all, and it’s also not the last. There’s one more volume to come, and I’d dying to read it while also scared to death that I’ll be upset with the fate of certain characters. I especially want an HEA ending for my favorite couple, but all signs point to NO. Sigh… According to Amazon, we’ll have all our answers at the end of July. Meanwhile, I suppose I should catch up on the Fables spin-off series, Fairest.
Also this past week, I posted reviews of some of the books I read while on vacation the prior week. Here are the links:
Elsewhere on the blog:
Prompted in part by my underwhelming experience with 5 to 1, I wrote a blog post about book plots and genres that I am just so over.
On a much more positive note — wanna see where I was the week before last? Check out my Alaska post!
I did a bunch of random book ordering from my favorite online used book sources prior to my vacation, and all of my new pretties arrived while I was away! This was definitely fun to come home to:
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
I’m a bit behind, but I’m trying to finish up this month’s Book of the Month discussion book so I can join the conversation over at Outlander Book Club.
Now playing via audiobook:
I can’t help it! I seem to be hooked on the audiobooks for Patricia Briggs’s marvelous books! This is the last one, and then I’ll have to move on.
The Outlander Book Club’s new classic read is North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. We’re reading and discussing two chapters per week. All are welcome! Contact me if you’d like to join in.
Still reading, with kiddo and with book groups:
So many book, so little time…