June is here and I’m still surprised, as every month, that time keeps going by so quickly. I’ve been on the mood for some historical fiction and non-fiction lately, so I picked up a couple of those this week, as well as a F/F romance and a bleak Brazilian classic. All books are quite different from each other, and my reading mood seems to be kind of everywhere (no wonder my TBR is always so long). Still, I’m glad to have taken a 500+ pages book off my TBR!
Also I ran a poll on Twitter about what to read next on audio:
So I picked up Unspeakable Acts as well today! Quite excited to read this, because I haven’t read True Crime in a while and it’s something that my sister usually enjoys reading so we can exchange book recs and impressions!
Weekly Wrap Up
Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory / paperback / 3 stars
This is not as great a read as I hoped, but still it was very entertaining and I enjoyed it. I really enjoyed getting to know these three queens and getting immersed in court intrigue and power struggle. Margaret was truly a very interesting historical character. I wish this were 100-200 pages shorter, but despite my mixed feelings about this one, I’m definitely reading The Constant Princess at some point!
How to Find a Princess by Alyssa Cole / audiobook / 3 stars
I sadly did not love this as much as I hoped to. This was sweet but not as charming and full of royals and scheming as I’d expected. Instead we got a lot of… boat. Still, I really liked Bez
Vidas Secas by Graciliano Ramos / ebook / ongoing
I am buddy reading this with my family! I like the writing very much but don’t find myself gravitating towards it because it’s SO depressing.
Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World by Lesley M.M. Blume / audiobook / 4 stars
This is a sobering account of the horrifying nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, humanizing its victims and revealing the cover-up efforts of the US government after the attack. This was incredibly heartbreaking and eye-opening. I wish the book had focused a little bit less on the journalist and a bit more on the Japanese people, but the premise of the book is to talk about the journalist as well, so I can’t be too mad about it.
Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession edited by Sarah Weinman / audiobook / ongoing
I just started this collection of true crime stories, and this is quite interesting! It was not on my TBR initially but it’s been on my radar for a while, so I’m happy to get to it.