This week I started trying out The StoryGraph, which recently got quite popular as an alternative to Goodreads. It’s still in its Beta stage, but it’s a really interesting tool to keep track of your books and find out what your tastes are like!
I was fascinated to find out my reading taste is rather predictable. I do in fact have a LOT of dark, mysterious and emotional reads both on my “read” and my “to read” piles. Huh, so much for thinking I am so ~eclectic.
One huge downside: No books that aren’t in English! So my Brazilian reads have been mostly not transferred to The StoryGraph, although from my understanding they will be adding those at some point. As said, they’re still in the Beta version, so there’s hope!
I haven’t received my “Ordered for you” suggestions either, but I’m curious to see what they come up with!
Also, curiously, 3 of the 4 books I picked up this week are Sapphic, which is accidental but also amazing. I was in fact confused every time I went to read Children of Virtue and Vengeance and there were not so many LGBTQ+ characters (although I remember at least one Sapphic couple). I’m going to pick up a Latinx book after finishing Celestial Mechanics, which I’m super excited for!
Weekly Wrap Up
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi / Goodreads 3 stars
I was disappointed by this in several levels and ugh, it’s so sad because I loved Children of Blood and Bone! I loved the 80 to 99% of the book (if you read it, you know what happened on the 1%!!!!), but I finished the book feeling so meh. I’m not sure I will read book 3 at all.
Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas / Goodreads DNF
I had no patience anymore this week and so decided to DNF this one. A pity, because I thought it was going to be amazing!
Supper Club by Lara Williams / Goodreads Ongoing
This is another longlisted book for the Women’s Prize Squad and it’s really, really visceral. It’s at times a difficult read (it took me several tries to read through a pretty descriptive self-harm scene), but also it’s incredibly addictive. A story about women reclaiming their hunger, their animal, joyful and sometimes disgusting selves.
The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite / Goodread Ongoing
I started this LOVELY book because it was the only thing I had downloaded on my phone one day when I forgot my book (!!!) for the commute. I have been leaving it rather in the backlist because it just sounds so lovely and perfect I wanted to pick it up on a day when I needed a happy, uplifting read, but it is what it is! As predicted, I’m loving this. F/F? Astronomy? Historical setting that doesn’t feel (yet) aggressively oppresive? I’m so in.