It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 4 June 2018

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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. Here is what I read the week ending 4 June 2018. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!

It was a bit of a mixed bag with my reading. Month-end prevented me from reading more than I normally do, plus the books I was reading were not ones easily devoured.


Obscura by Joe Hart Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin

Joe Hart’s latest novel is intense, and I loved every minute of it. With its story of space travel, a mysterious dementia disease, conspiracies, and lots and lots of secrets, it had the feel of a horror novel at times. If his other novels are equally scary and good, I will most definitely have to look into reading them.

Araminta Hall’s debut novel is infuriating but in a good way. I will admit to being a bit confused by the story until the very end when I realized her point. Then my feminist blood started to boil, as her story hit home. I suspect my reaction will be a common one.

Julia Heaberlin’s novel is one that I contemplated DNFing multiple times. It is not that the story is a bad one but rather it is so. damn. slow. Almost all of it occurs inside the protagonist’s head, so there is not much in the way of action. Still, it has a way of getting under your skin, enticing you to keep reading.




A Shout in the Ruins by Kevin Powers


Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper


May Review Copies:

Onyx & Ivory by MIndee Arnett Tin Man by Sarah Winman Furyborn by Claire Legrand The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen Legendary by Stephanie Garber The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

So, what are you reading?

5 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 4 June 2018
  1. Sarah's Book Shelves
    June 4, 2018 | 6:34 AM

    I’d had my eye on Our Kind of Cruelty, but looks like I can skip it now – YAY!

    • Michelle
      June 5, 2018 | 9:23 AM

      Honestly, while I know you won’t like it, I would love to know your thoughts.

  2. Brandie
    June 4, 2018 | 11:55 AM

    I’ve been anxious to hear your thoughts on Paper Ghosts. I loved her last book, and this one has gotten so many mixed reviews. Sounds like I need to go into it with some patience.

    • Michelle
      June 5, 2018 | 9:42 AM

      Lots and lots of patience. I don’t know if her first book was as slow, but this one is almost glacial!

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