FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:
Sara Flannery Murphy’s debut novel is a subtle one. She keeps the details hazy, so that one is reading the book through the fog of Eurydice’s eyes as well as those of Sylvia. It is going to require some more thought on whether I actually enjoyed it.
I finally finished the Michel Faber on audio. Sadly, I should have stuck with my original assessment of the print version and ditched it. The experiment was a success though in validating my instincts when I do DNF a book!
The Meredith Jaeger novel is another one I probably should have DNF’d. It is everything I do not enjoy in women’s fiction. I felt guilty though since it was one of the rare occasions where the publisher reached out to me and I actually said I was interested.
It just so happened this was the next one on my review list. Timely.
Can we all just take a minute to appreciate how awesome this cover is? I’m actually glad I have an e-galley because if I had a print copy with that cover, I would do nothing but stare at the cover.
So, what are you reading?
Glad to discover your blog via Sarah’s Book Shelves! AGREEEEED on The Book of Strange New Things – so odd, creepy and slow. For whatever reason, I stuck it out, too ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Welcome! Glad to know I wasn’t alone with The Book of Strange New Things!
I am reading Shrill. Isn’t it great!!
Honestly, I haven’t started it yet. Perhaps by the weekend…
I just finished Kinder than Solitude, which was one of the books that had been on my TBR spreadsheet the longest, and it was just okay. I nearly DNFed it but I was three-quarters of the way through by that time and it seemed like a waste not to finish. Hopefully my next read will be better!
That’s how my two were this week as well. I don’t typically DNF books anyway, so it is just a matter of persevering (you also get really good at skimming). Here’s to a great reading week for both of us!
I hate when I feel I’d rather abandon a book but finish it. I hope your current read is a better one for you.
My pace was down last week, so this week should pickup. Hope so.
You know me. I almost never abandon books. I still feel like I owe it to the authors to read their work to the end. You can find something redeeming about almost everything if you try.
Your pace was down because you were in Mickey’s house! My reading would be down too, and that is a great reason for it being so!
Have a great week!
I’m hoping The Refugees is a good one. Looking forward to your thoughts. And yes, that last cover is pretty cool. I’m still reading The Bone Clocks (actually on the back burner for those pesky TOBs) and am listening to Sudden Death. Which is an odd one and probably not a great one for audio but if it was print, I have a feeling I would get even less out of it.
So far, so good! It looks like you are having fun with the TOB shortlist these days. I cannot believe how quickly you are getting through them. Any standouts right now?
My TOB faves are Lucy Barton, Homegoing, and Mister Monkey. And despite what you think you read in my post, I DID like Version Control AND think YOU will like it, too! I gave it four stars!! Do read it, don’t temper your interest due to my not jumping cartwheels. 😜
Ha – The Refugees is incredibly timely. And I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts about Universal Harvester…it’s on my list, but I didn’t request a galley…planning to wait to hear what people say.
I’m almost done with The Refugees. Heartbreaking stuff given what is happening right now. I cannot wait to get into weird fiction. I need escapist literature in a bad way!