It was a much better reading week as far as selections go.
FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:
Sylvain Neuvel’s final installment of The Themis Files trilogy does not disappoint in any way. It remains a study in human nature as well as a twist on linguistics, science, and politics that I devoured in a day. While I am sad the series is at an end, I am thoroughly satisfied with the way it ends and hope that some day he will see fit to revisit the Themis world.
Rachel Kushner’s new novel is a phenomenal look at the prison system and the milieu that typically ends up as part of that system. The theme of choice is a powerful one that makes you reconsider those on the outer fringes of society. It is not an easy read given the harshness of the system, the language, and the frankness of the characters, but I do feel it is an essential read in order to understand more about our broken penal system and those for whom one could argue have no choices when it comes to what life offers.
DID NOT FINISH:
I just put a hold on the new Roberts book at the library. I have enough to read right now, so I’m trying to be patient and not buy it.
I will get to it eventually. It is like my treat for getting through my May list.
Keep me posted on the new Jamie McGuire.
Glad to know that Only Human worked well for you. I’m thinking of rereading the first two and then diving into the third. Probably later this summer. Hope you and yours are having a nice holiday weekend! Enjoy!
Thanks, Kay! You too!