I finished four books this week. I bought so many books even I know it’s ridiculous. I’m not going to list them all here though. I’ll post a book haul next week with a lot of the books I bought recently.
This week I finished reading
51. A Patch of Blue by Elizabeth Kata ✰1✰ I read this book for the Booktube rereadathon challenge for March, to reread a book written or set before I was born. I hated this book. I remember reading it many times as a preteen/young teenager, but I found no redeeming qualities whatsoever in it now. All of the characters except one were horrible. I kept waiting for the ending to bring it around for me and make it worth the read, but that just did not happen. I have unhauled this book.
52. An Heir to Murder by Charles Heathcote ✰4✰ This book I started a while ago and because it was an ebook it took me a while to finish. Ebooks I own often get pushed aside for library books that will be due soon or for games on my phone when I’m too tired to read that night. So it took me a while to finish this book, but it was no fault of the book. It was funny and entertaining and I had a really good time reading it. There were also a couple of conversations about grief that really spoke to me. I can’t wait to read more books by this author.
53. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket ✰3✰ I read this book for Booktube Rereadathon May prompt, a second chance book. I read the first few chapters of this book years ago and then gave up on it, but I picked up the first three books in the series for free recently and decided to give it another try. It was easy to read as it’s a middle grade book, but the content was awful. I think after everything I’ve gone through the past year and a half it didn’t hit me as hard as it would have before, but it is nothing I would want my child to read, ever really. Their parents die, they are taken to a relative they don’t know and they are neglected and abused and then the adult tries to marry the 14 year old to steal there money. There are no redeeming qualities to this book, but I couldn’t stop reading it. To be fair I was warned on the very first page that there would be no happy endings for the children and there certainly is not. I would discourage my daughter from reading these books, but I will likely read at the least the two others I have on hand.
54. Docile by KM Szpara ✰4✰ This book was an early Mother’s Day gift from Pepper. She asked to choose something from my Amazon Wishlist. I had heard a lot of good things about it and then I started hearing some less good things. But I really liked it. I love dystopian and this one did not disappoint me. I would love to see a follow up book so we could see more of these characters.
Next week I hope to pick up
A lot of these I’m already in the middle of and some I’ll be starting new for readathons. I gave myself a busy reading month and I’m keeping up okay so far. These are all of the books I hope to finish, start, or make progress in this week.
- Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
- The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
- Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
- That Summer by Sarah Dessen
- Confessions of a Mediocre Widow by Tidd Catherine
- Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber
- Midnight Sun by Trish Cook
- Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
- The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
- This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar
What are your reading plans this week?