The Sunday Snuggle W46/2019: Weekly Wrap Up

Hello readers!

I actually ended up reading so much F/F this week that reading any sort of straight romance was funny. I was not planning on it, but I am still attempting to get all my most anticipated reviewed ASAP, and a lot of them are F/F. I also ended up receiving an eARC for Harrow the Ninth, which made me pick up Gideon the Ninth as an e-book. I’d actually ordered it a month ago, but they had to buy my edition from another country and it just never arrived. So e-book it is! These covers are so awesome, so maybe I end up buying the physical copies if I love the series!

I bought:

gideon the ninth tamsyn muir

From Edelweiss, I received:

harrow the ninth tamsyn muir

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Weekly Wrap Up

last true poets of the sea julia drake girl woman other bernardine evaristo bibliophile jane mount

The Last True Poets of the Sea, by Julia Drake / ★★★☆☆ Goodreads

I started out really loving this book, but by the end of it I was kind of… tired of it. The story was interesting, but I think I’m still burned out from reading YA and it started getting super predictable and I lost interest. But I did enjoy the book, especially the parts about the shipwreck!

Girl, Woman, Other, by Bernadine Evaristo / ★★★★☆ eARC Review

This had been on my maybe-TBR for a few months, and then it won the Man Booker Prize and a couple weeks later I got accepted for an eARC, so I got to it immediately! This book is a brilliant study of empathy and how you don’t really know anything from someone else’s life. I loved how it forced me to understand a little better and empathize a little more with characters that I had nothing in common with. Also this is gloriously LGBT+, with several lesbian characters, a few of them polyamory, bisexual MCs, a gay MC, a trans woman MC, a non-binary MC (maybe others that I’m forgetting, as well), and shows how different being a black person in the UK can be, how people had to deal with racism in the 50s, in the 80s, nowadays.

Bibliophile, by Jane Mount / Goodreads Ongoing

I didn’t actually pick this up this week, oops.

mansfield park jane austen this is how you lose the time war amal el-mohtar max gladstone gideon the ninth tamsyn muir

Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen / Goodreads Ongoing

Didn’t pick this up this week either.

This is how you lose the time war, by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone / Review to come ★★★★★

I loved this book so much! It took me a while to really get into the writing and the world, but the second half of the book flew by. This was such a heartbreaking read, with beautiful writing and it’s one of the best books I read all year. Space opera, historical fiction, time travel and falling in love with your enemy through letters – it was breathtaking.

Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir / Goodreads Ongoing

I am having SUCH a good time reading this book, it’s hilarious, deliciously creepy, and I love the futuristic world with spaceships and necromancers – this is so great. Also Gideon is awesome and I love her.

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What have you read this week?

4 thoughts on “The Sunday Snuggle W46/2019: Weekly Wrap Up

  1. Ah, you read Girl, Woman, Other! I’m so looking forward to starting that one, and eager to check out your review! It’s also exciting to see Harrow the Ninth here, I hope you love it as much as the first book!

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