This was a really great reading week for me, because, for the most part, I enjoyed everything I read, and I found a new favorite! It was one of those weeks when I didn’t feel like doing anything, so I’m happy I was able to finish anything at all.
The first thing I ended up reading was The Girl in 6E by A. R. Torre. I went into this expecting erotica, which I rarely, if ever, read, but so many people have been raving about it so I thought I’d give it a chance. And yes, it is a bit explicit, but it’s not really about sex at all. It turned out to be a really great thriller, and I enjoyed it just as much as everyone else. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the sequel.
Then I read The Girls by Emma Cline, which has been getting a ton of hype lately. Honestly, I didn’t love it. After hearing so much about it (including the fact that it received a $2 million advance), I was pretty disappointed. If you’re interested in reading my full thoughts about this novel, you can check out my review here. The Girls is scheduled to be released on Tuesday. (That sentence felt so strange to write; I had to remind myself that it is, technically grammatically correct, even though it doesn’t sound like it is.)
And, finally, I read The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. This was part of the Tome Topple readathon I’m taking part in (check out my Tome Topple Mini Blog for updates), and I am so glad I had an excuse to finally read it. I’ve been putting it off for far too long. I loved this book! It only took me about 100 pages to fall in love, and by the middle of the book, I knew it was going to be a favorite. I loved it so much. It was just as great as everyone says it is. If you are interested in my full review, it will be up on Monday, so be sure to check back then! I can’t wait for the sequel.
Between all three of those books, I read over 1,000 pages this week, so I took most of yesterday off because I didn’t feel like reading and I was in a bit of a hangover from The Name of the Wind. Still, I did start reading Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi last night, and I am enjoying it so far. I’m hoping to finish it this weekend; even though it’s over 300 pages, it is a graphic novel, so I’m hoping it will only take a few hours to read since I also have a paper due this weekend that I have not started on.
I was planning on rereading A Game of Thrones as my second Tome Topple read, but now I kind of want to read The Wise Man’s Fear (the second book in the Kingkiller Chronicles, and the sequel to The Name of the Wind). What do you think? Should I read Martin or more Rothfuss next?
I hope you’re all having a great weekend! What are you currently reading?