This week we have a regular wrap-up where no-one is eloping, which is frankly disappointing considering the last wrap-up, but here we are! I’ve been back to reading these past week, which is so great because I spent 2 weeks before this reading very little (comparably, that is, to my usual), since I was tired and anxious all the time (and who isn’t?).
Ohh I have new books! My pre-ordered copy of Hamnet arrived!! And it’s gorgeous. ALSO author Jack Harbon was incredibly kind and gave me an early copy of Meet Cute Club! This is going immediately to my vacation TBR.
Weekly Wrap Up
The King of Crows by Libba Bray / Goodreads Ongoing
I read on a little more on this one, but not really much. Maybe it’s because I’m listening to the audio version and I have very little patience to listen to audiobooks for too long, or because this book is so dark and makes me so anxious, but I’m taking an awfully long time to read it. I am enjoying it less than book 1, which is my all-time favorite of the series, but it’s still a very good read!
A Morte de Ivan Ilitch e Outras Histórias by Leo Tolstoy / Goodreads Review to come, 4 stars
I really, really enjoyed this! I have a bilingual review coming up this week (this blog is so fancy now, with bilingual reviews and an actual posting schedule WOW). I liked it so much I added another 2000+ pages of his books to my TBR, which then cried pitifully, but we’ve already established finishing my TBR is not something I will ever do, so might as well. *shrug*
Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh / Goodreads Review to come, 3 stars
I started this book with the wrong expectations of it being a sort of murder mystery, so for 50% of the book I just became increasingly frustrated as it was anything but. Once I re-read the synopsis more carefully, I realized this is supposed to be the story of the main character’s way of dealing with her husband’s death after so many years and how he treated her. She’s also the ultimate unreliable narrator. Once those things got cleared up, I actually enjoyed the book a lot, despite still having some qualms with it (so much fat shaming!). In the end, even if I enjoyed the book more on the second half, it was still a 3-star read. I’ll post my full thoughts on the next days!
The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel / Goodreads Ongoing
Yes, I finally started this one! I’m super excited and about 50 pages in – and those 50 pages have been much better than most of the books on the longlist so far, combined. I suppose I’m biased because I love a good Tudor story, and I love this series very much, and especially for being so thick, so you can sit down and read and get lost in the book for a long time. I am giving myself time to read this without hurry and truly enjoying. Reading it just feels like falling in love with books again. I just can’t see this not being a 5 star, honestly, but it’s way too early to be sure!