My Week On Wednesday is a weekly link-up post in which I share with you what I've been reading, what I'm reading next, and any other bookish stuff I enjoyed in the past week! (Click on book images to view Goodreads page.)
I'm finally caught up on #GreenGablesReadalong! Though I'm having trouble containing my enthusiasm - I'm so tempted to just read right through the whole series in a week. I'm trying to wait a little longer before allowing myself to get into the next one...
I also received review copies of Crime Seen and Blood on Snow - both of which I polished off right away. Crime Seen is the memoir of a Canadian criminal profiler, and fascinating if you're into that sort of thing. Blood On Snow was my first Jo Nesbø, and I'm glad it's where I started. It's a quick read, but was much more beautifully written than I anticipated. If you like crime or if you like sympathetic villains (or characters you sympathize with who are somewhat villainous), this is a book you'll enjoy.
I still haven't finished A Little Life (though I'm nearly there!) but it's breaking my heart every time I read even a few pages. I'm really not sure if I'm going to survive this, you guys.
I'm curious to dive further in to Our Endless Numbered Days. I've read the first 30 pages or so, and had no trouble getting into it. I'm nervous about where it's leading me, though, and not sure if it'll end up being more of a difficult emotional ride than I can handle in my current state!
Nothing Like Love is great so far - exotic, vividly drawn, full of rich and vibrant characters. I feel like I can smell the flowers and feel the sun on my skin. I'm also enjoying the writing style and dialect, both of which help set the scene. I think I'm going to like this one!
I'm trying not to read Anne too fast, but I am definitely looking forward to the next installment. We'll see how long I last!
God Help the Child and The Children's Crusade I've been saving - I've heard really good things about the latter and am dying to read my first (!) Toni Morrison.
New to the TBR:
I'm adding a new section because I want to share some of the books I'm excited to read, but haven't yet got my hands on to feature in a Stacking the Shelves post, or that haven't been released yet.
This week I came across several books I'm really excited to check out:
I'm particularly excited about Maria Bello's memoir (I love her tough gal characters) and The Weight of Feathers, which is about a family of tightrope walkers. I just gotta know. Cut Both Ways sounds like a great LGBTQ YA novel, which I'm a fan of as a sub-genre. Mislaid also deals with homosexuality (a couple who are both homosexual but of different sexes, which surprisingly doesn't work out long-term) and race (the woman takes one of her children and seeks refuge in an African American settlement - even though they're white) in the 1960s. Zink is the author of Wallcreeper, another odd-sounding book that's still on my TBR.
Paperweight sounds like it'll be a pretty intense read, being about a girl in an eating disorder treatment centre bent on joining her dead brother, but hopefully also a great one. I think it'll probably bear similarity to All the Bright Places and possibly The Fault In Our Stars.
Cool book-related stuff I came across this week:
I've been enjoying some great bookish articles and lists lately, and thought I'd share a few of my favourites from the past week! Here are my top 5:
- BuzzFeed's list of 32 must-read books for any book club
- Book Riot's discussion of how apparent the editor is in a finished book
- BuzzFeed also dressed up 6 rappers as characters from Harry Potter (see right for Eminem as Draco)
- John Green opened up about the experience of being edited by Julie Strauss-Gabel, who has a reputation for making authors cry - then making them bestsellers
- We learned how Salman Rushdie deals with writer's block, among other things
That's it for my week in books! Link up below if you'd like to join in (or if you have written a similar post recently and just want to share)!