The Sunday Snuggle Week 20 2019

Hi book lovers!

I got a bit sick again this week, which gave me a bit of extra reading time (and a lot less working out time). I started and finished 2 books during my day off, giving me an extra boost on my Women’s Prize Longlist reading. I have now 4 books to finish until June 5th… let’s see how it goes!

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My Readings This Week

the devils queen jeanne kalogridis

I finished The Devil’s Queen! Which is no surprise, since last week I had maybe 50 pages left I really enjoyed this historical fiction with bits of magical realism – if you have always been curious on astrology, I think this is a great book to immerse yourself in the ways that Catherine de Medici’s fate seemed to have been told by the stars. Really cool, I think.

the secret history donna tartt

I finished The Secret History in audio. This was a bit of a mixed bag to me, but it was certainly engrossing and fascinating! I am on the fence about reading The Goldfinch after this… have you read it? What did you think?

normal people sally rooney

I also picked up Normal People and got emotionally destroyed by it. Such a great book. No wonder it’s getting so many prizes, it’s short but a punch to the gut and I really enjoyed it!

the silence of the girls pat barker

I also read The Silence of the Girls! I am sad to say I didn’t love it. It was interesting and I do love a Greek retelling, but I didn’t think the plot amazed me and I wasn’t happy with so many chapters through Achilles’ and Patroclus’ points of view.

lost children archive valeria luiselli

I started Lost Children Archive! I’m not sure how I feel about this book yet, it doesn’t read very fluidly but it is interesting and has beautiful writing. It’s another Women’s Prize book about relationships, so that is a little boring – but not the book’s fault it got chosen with a similar group, so I’m trying to be impartial on my feelings toward it!

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How was your week? What did you read?

4 thoughts on “The Sunday Snuggle Week 20 2019

  1. I am so glad you liked Normal People! You are now the second person I know who has highly recommended it. I saw a booktube review of it that wasn’t so good so I have been hesitant but I don’t know, now I might want to pick it up!

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    • I think almost everyone I know who’s read Normal People really loved it! But it’s a unique book for sure and not an easy read, so I guess it’s not everyone’s taste… but if you do decide to pick it up, I hope you like it as much as I did! 😀

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