This week was my week off between classes, so I had a lot of time for reading. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel much like reading, so I didn’t get as much done as I would have liked. Still, I did finish three books, so that’s something.
The first book I finished this week (finally) was The Color Purple by Alice Walker. I absolutely loved this book! It was something a bit different for me, but I couldn’t get enough. I did listen to the audiobook version of this, which is read by Alice Walker herself, and it’s so, so well done. If this book is on your TBR – and it should be – I highly recommend looking into the audiobook. I really think it enhanced the story.
My second book of the week is not really a fun book; it’s a book I was assigned for my last class, and ended up not finishing right away. So I finished it. Because I was too close not to. Just in case you were curious, it is The Artful Edit by Susan Bell. And despite being for school, I did actually enjoy it. It was full of lots of helpful tips that I plan on using in the future. If you struggle with editing, you might want to check it out.
And, finally, I finished The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh. I’m going to be honest, this book wasn’t my favorite. I ended up skimming the last half. I liked the story for the most part – it definitely made me want to read the original Thousand and One Nights – but the writing drove me insane. It wasn’t bad, per se, but it was almost like it was trying so hard to be amazing that it just didn’t work. I think I would have liked it much better with a simpler writing style. I am a bit disappointed that I didn’t like it, because I’d heard such great things about this book, and was planning on reading the second one as well (the covers are so pretty). But I just don’t think it’s going to happen. I’m glad I read it, but I won’t be moving on with this series.
This week, I also started reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, which I am really enjoying. As much as one can enjoy a book about where meat comes from. Fair warning: do not read this book if you don’t plan on becoming a vegetarian. It literally only took about 70 pages for me to completely lose my taste for meat. And fish. And chicken. And eggs. And most of my (former) favorite foods. It’s not an easy read, but it’s definitely worth it.
That’s pretty much it for this week. I’m going to catch up on some TV shows (I’m watching this week’s How to Get Away with Murder as I type this), and hopefully get some more reading done this weekend. I’m thinking about starting a YA book because I need something light and fun. Let me know if you have any suggestions!
Thanks for reading! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!