This week, I accomplished two things I haven’t done in a while: I finished two books on the same day, and I finished an entire book in a day. I also finished reading a grand total of four books this week, which is kind of amazing.
The first book I finished this week was A Paris All Your Own, which is an anthology containing essays about Paris by female authors who have written bestselling books about Paris. I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. It sounds promising, but I just had a lot of trouble getting into some of the stories. There were even a few I didn’t like. My feelings about this book are kind of complicated because, while I like that it wasn’t all sunshine and daisies “Paris is amazing”, that’s kind of what I wanted out of it. I’ll have a review up in a week or so once I get my thoughts organized.
Then I read Mindy McGinnis’s The Female of the Species, which I picked up on a whim since I happened to have the ebook on my phone. I loved this book, it was wonderful and unexpected and fun, but still really touching. This was the best YA book I’ve read in a while. I’ve written a whole review already and hopefully it’ll be up soon.
After The Female of the Species, I moved onto another five-star read: See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt. This was a fantastic debut about the Borden murders! I’ve always been fascinated by Lizzie Borden, and this book completely satisfied my urge to read more about it. Even though it’s fiction, I think it provided a wonderful look at these very real events, and made it that much more real for me. The way Lizzie was portrayed was absolutely perfect, and I still haven’t gotten over it. I should have a review up for this one towards the end of the month.
Finally, I read Moving Kings by Joshua Cohen, which was honestly a bit of a disappointment for me. It’s one of those books I don’t think was bad, it just wasn’t the right book for me. I found it hard to connect with. I’ll have a full review up tomorrow with more of my thoughts.
I hope you’re all having a great weekend! As always, let me know what you’re reading in the comments – I love hearing about what you’re enjoying (and adding new books to my TBR).
Thanks for reading!