Last week I was house bound, the latest theory from several doctor appointments is that I have gall stones. My diagnosis has changed 3 times so I’m waiting on an ultrasound to confirm. During that time I was unable to move around or eat, so what else could I do but read!?
I devoured SIX books! That’s huge for me, I usually have too many time constraints to manage more than 3 on a good week.
So! If I could take a moment to brag, here’s what I read last week…
My Sister The Serial Killer – Oyinkan Braithwaite
I wasn’t a big fan of this. The sister Ayoola was possibly the most annoying character I have ever endured. I’m sure that was the entire point, but it mostly just made me angry and unable to enjoy the book. Which made me hate the ending even more.
Extinction Trials: Rebel – Susan M Wilson
I adored this trilogy, a shining example of YA fantasy. There aren’t enough books out there involving dinosaurs IMO. I can’t say too much without spoiling the books but the character development was everything I’d want in a YA title and watching the humans attempt to cohabit with dinosaurs was a real page-turner.
Circe– Madeline Miller
I really enjoyed this one. The weaving together of so many Greek fables into the story of Circe- an exiled goddess- was beautifully told. Fantastic character development and world building.
The Last Days Of Jack Sparks– Jason Arnopp
I’m still undecided. I felt the pace was very inconsistent and I didn’t bond with any of the characters BUT the atmosphere was brilliant and the book paid off with a fantastic mind bending conclusion. This was like many of the Exorcism style movies put into book format.
Boneless Mercies -April Genevieve Tucholke (see full review here)
The Last – Hanna Jameson (see full review here)
Bringing me very slightly ahead of schedule for this years Good Reads challenge! It seems being stuck at home has it’s benefits when you’re a bookworm!
Have you read any of these? What did you think?
Let me know…