This book meme comes from The Book Date. The idea is that you can share what you have been reading, are reading, and are planning to read, as well as share your link to your post on their blog and find the blog posts of others who have also linked up. A great way to find new bookish blogs.
The Uninvited is a strange piece of work that I only gave two stars. I must say, though, it has stuck with me enough that I was thinking about it earlier today. My feelings about the book are conflicted, but I felt that Hesketh was inappropriate with women and that the book never really explained fully what was going on to my satisfaction.
I went into reading A Monster Calls knowing nothing about it except that it was a bit spooky and that it was really good. And that, I think is the best way to read it. I borrowed this book from the library, but I am going to add this to my wishlist of books I want to buy because the art in this book is stunning. And the story blew me away. I want to make this a book I read at least once a year. 5/5 stars.
At first, I thought that I had never read The Woman in Black before – I certainly have no memory of WHEN I read it before – but as I was reading it, I found myself knowing what was going to happen, so I think that I must have read this at some point several years ago. Having read it before did not diminish my enjoyment of the book, though, and I gave this 4 out of 5 stars. It even had me quite spooked in spots, which was exciting to me, as that was what I was hoping to achieve from at least a few of the books I’m reading in the next month or so. I will try to write up a review to post up tomorrow for this book.
Considering how long I had to wait for A Darker Shade of Magic to come to me from the library, I’m extremely glad that it’s as good as everyone on YouTube said it is. I’m only 14% of the way into the book, but the world building and the premise have me captured just as everyone promised they would.
I have done a horrible job of reading IT. I still have 14 hours and 56 minutes left in this book. I feel like the book is dragging a little bit with them just in the barrens as kids for FOREVER, and then as adults reminiscing about being kids.
In no particular order, the books I hope to get to in the next couple weeks are:
- The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
- Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
- 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
- The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli