Week 15

I started The Pillars of the Earth and The Underground Railroad on audiobook. Pillars is good, and looks like it will be a rather large and sweeping look at the lives of people in the middle ages. Despite the Underground Railroad’s heavy and emotional subject matter, it is well written and certainly a page turner.

I was very disappointed by my ebook this week, the Book of Speculation. It was reccomened based on my liking The Night Circus and Water for Elephants, but fell short in writing and plot. The characters seem to choose to be unhappy and in the case of the main character unmotivated and unengaged by anything, but it’s cool, there is a curse. I give it a solid Meh…

My Current Reads:

  • The World According to Garp : John Irving (audiobook)
  • Anna Karenina : Leo Tolstoy  (audiobook)
  • The Stone of Farewell : Tad Williams (audiobook)
  • A Storm of Swords : George R. R. Martin (audiobook)
  • Ready Player One : Ernest Cline (hardcover)
  • Pillars of the Earth : Ken Follett (audiobook)
  • The Underground Railroad : Colson Whitehead (audiobook)
  • The Book of Speculation : Erika Swyler  (ebook)

What are you reading?

19/52 – 52 Book Challenge
1/12 – Back to the Classics
1/16 – Dystopia Reading Challenge
4/12 – Flights of Fantasy
1/5 – European Reading Challenge
63/1001 – 1001 Books to Read

Jess

2 thoughts on “Week 15

  1. Hey! I finished a book. “Behind Her Eyes,” by Sarah Pinborough. I read it (library book) because it was one of the staff recommendations at my local independent bookstore. The recommendation said it was a fast-paced thriller. Check. That its plot had twists and turns. Check. That you will never believe the ending. Well yeah.
    “Behind Her Eyes” is the same genre as “Girl On the Train” and similarly has as a main character, a mundane British woman who drinks too much. Louise is more sympathetic than Rachel, but I think I prefer “Girl on the Train” nonetheless- mostly based on the endings of the two books. I enjoyed “Behind Her Eyes,” and look forward to discussing/commiserating (?) with whoever reads it next so won’t say more.

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    • Awesome! I’m so happy you got some down time to read and finish a book! I will grab Behind Her Eyes in the next few months and give it a go so we can chat.

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