It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 4 September 2017

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!

Not a bad week for books. In fact, I have thoroughly been enjoying my foray back into YA. It only reminds me why I love the genre and need to read more of it.

FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:

Warcross by Marie Lu Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows Release by Patrick Ness
One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake Sleeper by MacKenzie Cadenhead

Marie Lu’s newest novel has been getting a ton of marketing attention over the past few months and with good reason. It is an excellent book. I tore through it, dropping pretty much everything I had planned to do just to read it. The only bad part is that now I have to wait forever for the last book in this duology.

Jodi Meadows’ latest trilogy is also impressive. First of all, dragons! Seriously, she makes me want one. Her heroine has major issues, which I liked. The story is detailed and offers a lot in the way of world-building. Plus, I loved how diverse her characters are. If I read between the lines, I don’t think there is a single non-POC character in the entire novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Patrick freaking Ness ripped out what was left of my heart after Adam Silvera destroyed it and smashed it to smithereens. What a book.

Kendare Blake’s sequel is so darn good. Damn her for making such compellingly flawed heroines!

I am going to give MacKenzie Cadenhead props for an interesting premise. Unfortunately, her story is heavily cliched with a laughable attempt at sounding scientific. I finished it if only because I wanted to see how she would wrap up her convoluted plot. It did keep me entertained though, so there is that.


DID NOT FINISH:

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss

Multiverses. Philosophy. This one got a little too metaphysical for my taste.


CURRENT READ:

City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett

I love this series!


CURRENT LISTEN:

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon andShana Knizhnik

Halfway through and all I can say is thank you RBG!


NEXT UP:

I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott


So, what are you reading?

9 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 4 September 2017
  1. Sarah's Book Shelves
    September 4, 2017 | 7:36 AM

    Haha – ugh…too much philosophy is not my cup of tea either!

    • Michelle
      September 5, 2017 | 9:16 AM

      I’m glad to know I am not the only one!

  2. Jenny @ Reading the End
    September 4, 2017 | 8:54 AM

    Oo, I didn’t know the sequel to Three Dark Crowns was out. Excellent! Can’t wait to read! And I am glad to hear that the Patrick Ness book is good, not that I expected anything different.

    • Michelle
      September 5, 2017 | 9:17 AM

      One Dark Throne releases on the 19th!

      Yes, Patrick Ness is an amazing author, isn’t he?

  3. Patty
    September 4, 2017 | 3:27 PM

    I just got Warcross and I think I should start it right away!

  4. Brandie
    September 5, 2017 | 12:32 PM

    I only just realized over the weekend that Patrick Ness has a new book – I have never read his books, but I’m really curious. Going to look it up.

    • Michelle
      September 6, 2017 | 9:25 AM

      He is an amazing writer. You should definitely give him a chance!

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