It may be cold, windy, rainy, and unpleasant outside, but it's Friday! Thank goodness. Life has been so hectic lately, but I've still managed to sit down and read, as well as get some things scheduled in here. That hasn't left much room for free time though, oh well.
The Wayward Children series has been such a rollercoaster for me so far. Every Heart a Doorway is basically perfect, Down Among the Sticks and Bones was infuriating and disappointing, and Beneath the Sugar Sky was a good read but nowhere near as great as the first book. I was so apprehensive about reading the fourth instalment in the series, In an Absent Dream, but I knew I had to give it a try because I love the concept so much. I’m so pleased to say that In an Absent Dream really turned the series around for me and is such a beautiful book.
Big Little Lies got a whole lot of buzz when the TV miniseries came out last year. I haven’t seen the show yet, but I was curious about the book based on the premise of the show. One Goodreads reviewer described this book best: “this is the funniest book about domestic violence and murder that I’ve ever read.” I feel like that just about describes this book.
Happy Friday! This week has had lots of ups and downs, and I’m so glad it is Friday. It has been a great week for books, in contrast to the first few weeks of the year when I was really struggling to finish things and didn’t love the books I had read. I participated in our second instalment if the Off the Grid readathon and managed to read most of the TBR I set for myself! In addition, the TBR I set was amazing because they’re all 4.5-5 star reads.
I always say how much I love historical fiction, yet I don’t read it nearly as much as other genres. When I heard about Kate Atkinson’s Transcription, it sounded like the exact kind of book I’d like to read. It was my first book by Atkinson and I’ll definitely be picking up more from her.
Happy Friday! It has been a roller coaster of a week and while I’ve been reading loads, I didn’t manage to finish anything (I shall explain in a moment). Things might get a little erratic here on the blog as Scottish Fiance and I get all of the planning wrapped up for our wedding (just over four weeks to go!) and chase down RSVPs, but try not to miss me too much!
I am not much of a contemporary YA reader, however I fell in love with the trailer for Dumplin’ on Netflix. I watched the film and absolutely adored it, so I naturally decided to read the book that it is based on. For me, this is one of those rare instances of the film adaptation being better than the book!