This week’s wrap up is going to be a short one, because I’m really tired and I have to get up early tomorrow (today, if you’re reading this on the 17th). So I’ll just get right into the books I read this week.
The first book I finished is 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne. I was really excited about this one after reading and loving The Hating Game a few years ago. Unfortunately, this one was pretty disappointing. I don’t think it was bad, per se, but I just didn’t enjoy it. You can read my full review if you want to find out more.
Then I read Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I will definitely be doing a full review a bit closer to the pub date of this book, so I won’t go too in depth, but I loved this book! It’s my second TJR book, and while it didn’t hit me quite as hard as The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – it took a bit longer to really get into – but I’ll be thinking about this for a long time.
I also read Prince of Darkness by Shane White, a biography of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street’s first black millionaire. I wanted to read a black history book for black history month – check out more recommendations – and I’m glad I finally got around to reading this one. This was a bit dry – not surprising for a history book – but I did enjoy it. I might actually write a longer review of this one as well. Let me know if that’s something you’re interested in seeing.
Finally, I read The Women’s War by Jenna Glass, a new feminist fantasy. I did like the premise – it reminded me quite a bit of The Power by Naomi Alderman – but everything else felt pretty standard. Not bad at all, but it didn’t feel like anything special. Keep your eyes out for a review in the next couple of weeks if you want to find out more.
Now, onto the current reads! I’ll go with my audiobook first: I’m currently listening to Einstein: His Life & Universe by Walter Isaacson. I loved Isaacson’s biography of Leonardo da Vinci last year (seriously, one of my favorite books), and was excited to read more about Einstein. I’m not loving this one quite as much (you can definitely tell this was one of Isaacson’s earlier works), but still really good. Plus, it’s narrated by Edward Herrmann, which I love.
I also started reading Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James this week. I was really excited about this one, but I’m honestly finding it a challenge to read. The writing is difficult to get through, and the subject matter is tough. I’m sticking with it, and hopefully I get more accustomed to the writing style soon.
And, last but not least, I also started reading House on Fire by Bonnie Kistler this week. Not far into this one, so I don’t have much to say, but I’m interested. I’ll keep you updated. And also publish a review soon.
That’s it for this week! I hope you’re all having a good weekend! What are you currently reading?