It’s the first weekly wrap up of 2018! I hope you all had a great start to the year. My week was a bit up and down. I’ve had a pretty nasty bout of the flu, and I had to go back to work, which wasn’t fun. But I also had a few nice days of reading, and finished four (and a half) books. Not a great week, overall, but it was a good week for reading.
The first book I finished (on New Years Day) is This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay. I loved this one! It was such a fun read, and a great start to the year. I could go on and on, but I already wrote a full review, so you can go check that out if you’re interested.
Then I decided to tackle my monthly Shakespeare play early – instead of waiting until the last minute like I always do – and read Twelfth Night. Unsurprisingly, I really enjoyed it! I’m glad I finally got around to reading it. If you’re looking to read a Shakespeare play, this is one I’d definitely recommend.
This week, I also started my reread of the Red Rising trilogy in preparation for Iron Gold. (I may have preordered two copies since I can’t make it to a signing this year, and want a signed copy but also need one the day it comes out. Don’t judge me.) I finished Red Rising and Golden Son, and am a little over halfway through Morning Star (as of my writing this). And bloodydamn, I forgot how much I loved this series. I mean, I remembered it was a favorite, but I am so enjoying rediscovering the nuances of these books. I’m obsessed. This is my second time reading through the entire trilogy, and there’s something really magical about getting the whole story at once. I cannot wait to see where Iron Gold takes these characters.
I also made decent progress on The Stowaway by Laurie Gwen Shapiro, which is the true story of a boy who stowed away on Richard Byrd’s expedition to the South Pole and became a celebrity. I am enjoying this one a lot so far. The writing is engaging and the story is just really fun. I’m hoping to have a review up sometime this week (probably Friday).
And that’s it for the first week of 2018! I hope you all had a great week! Let me know in the comments: what was your first read of the year (and what did you think of it)?