Weekly Wrap-Up #11

Another week is in the books, and it’s time for the weekly wrap up!

 

Books I read

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Lost Boy by Christina Henry

Raven Stratagem (DNF) by Yoon Ha Lee

This was a great week for reading because both books I finished were wonderful.  Spellbook of the Lost and Found is a masterfully written piece of magical realism that deals with normal teenage things and the creeping horror of the unknown.  Lost Boy is the story of Peter Pan told from the perspective of Captain Hook, who was one of Peter’s lost boys and his best friend.  I’ve always thought Peter Pan was a shifty character, and Christina Henry has confirmed this for me.

I ended up DNFing Raven Stratagem this week.  You can take a look at my thoughts here, but in a nutshell I just felt like it lost what I loved from the first book.  I struggled to read and finish Ninefox Gambit, but still loved it because of certain characters and interactions, which are not part of Raven Stratagem.

 

Books I’m currently reading

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

‘Loving’ is the wrong word for The Underground Railroad, but I am really enjoying it as a book.  It won all of the awards in 2017, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and was one of the books that President Obama read while serving as President.  I snatched a copy off NetGalley and am really glad I took the opportunity to read this book.  It is brutal and difficult in some parts, but the characters and his writing style are wonderful.

And of course, I’m still slowly working through Fellowship.  This will be on the ‘currently reading’ list for awhile.

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Books I bought

I finished up my birthday haul this week.  I am ashamed.  But!  I will not be going on book-buying binges for awhile to save for the wedding.  So there’s that.

Everything, Everything by Nicole Yoon

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

Legend by Marie Lu

And I Darken by Kiersten White

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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That’s it for this week!  Happy Friday and read all the things this weekend.

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