Thanks to Tome Topple, this was a really great reading week! I finished four books this week, three of which were over 500 pages.
The first book I finished this week is The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. I really enjoyed this one, though it wasn’t quite as good as The Name of the Wind. Still, I did read it less than four days, which is kind of amazing considering it’s 1,000 pages! I’m glad I finally finished this one, and I can’t wait for the third book in the trilogy.
Then I finally – FINALLY – finished reading Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. It is easily one of the best biographies I’ve ever read, and I’m not just saying that because I love the musical. I learned so much, and just found it incredibly interesting. It’s also absurdly relevant to today’s political climate, so I think it was a very enlightening read.
And because this was the week of finishing books I should have read a long time ago, I picked up Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab. I’m still not sure what I think about this book, but it was really good. And, like all of Schwab’s books, it was both beautiful and brutal. And I loved it.
Then, because my brain couldn’t handle another long book, I decided to read Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things To Me. Unfortunately, I didn’t love this one. It was interesting, but I don’t think it was anything particularly revolutionary and I wasn’t a huge fan of the writing. Still, glad I read it. It was a quick read, and I do think it covers a topic that’s very important.
Today, I will be starting The Reading Quest readathon, and I am very excited about it. Keep an eye out for yet another mini blog later today.
I hope you’re all having a great weekend! Let me know if you’re participating in one of the many readathons that are happening this month. I feel like there are three overlapping this week, which is kind of crazy.