My vacation is sadly over from today on, so the next Wrap Ups will be sadly shorter with my usual 1-2 books per week instead of a glorious 3-5. Which is sad news for all the books I acquired this week, oops.
So, in case you missed it: a few book bloggers and I came up with an alternative longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (because we’re nerdy, way in too deep into it and have apparently lots of opinions), and you can check it out here: Women’s Prize for Fiction SQUAD Presents: Book Bloggers Take Over the 2020 Longlist. This is a really fun project and I got a bunch of books to get started on the longlist!
I’m also deciding the TBR for the Asian Readathon! I will post it tomorrow or so, once I’m done deciding 🙂 this year it’s super easy, the rules are really easy to combine and you can participate by reading literally 1 book, so if you’d like to participate, here’s some info from Cindy:
This week I got a boatload of books:
Weekly Wrap Up
The King of Crows by Libba Bray / Goodreads Ongoing
I know it’s boring at this point, but at least I’m close to 80% of the book, which means another 5h of listening – I’m hoping to actually finish it this week!
The Falcon Soars by Gabrielle Mathieu / Review 3 stars
I finished this series! The writing and pacing was a bit off for me, but I do love that the main character is a Swiss scientist, and this surely had lots of adventure, which was fun to read!
The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa / Goodreads 4 stars (Review to come)
This is such a beautiful novel! It felt like 1984 a lot, but with gorgeous writing, fantasy/magical realism and some… sophistication? I’m not sure how to explain. It’s just really good.
Bunny by Mona Awad / Goodreads 5 stars (Review to come)
I just saw and this year, despite having read almost 40 books, I only have 3 5-starred books. Which is wild. I debated giving this 4 stars, but it was so sharp and funny and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. This is GENIUS. Mean Girls + cult + horror + unreliable narrator? Yes, please.
A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh / Goodreads DNF
I am actually surprised this book is talked about so much in the community – I follow mostly blogs of YA readers (especially of fantasy) and literary fiction, so it was curious to see a romantic suspense being hyped. I don’t normally gravitate towards romantic suspense, but have been on the mood lately for something a little light. Unfortunately I ended up DNF-ing it, because really this was NOT for me. I didn’t like the writing, the characters and didn’t much care for all the 30586 mysteries going on. I initially picked this up for the Asian Readathon, so I’ll have to come up with another book!
Know My Name by Chanel Miller / Goodreads Ongoing
I then picked up my second Asian Readathon book, this non-fiction which I’ve just started but I’m already blown away. Chanel Miller writes in such a sensitive way.