I have a lot of books to talk about this week. Because, after a few slower reading weeks, I finished a total of – wait for it – eight books! I’d call that an amazing reading week. And, because I’m tired (what’s new) and there are obviously a lot of books to talk about, let’s just get started.
The first book I finished this week is The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall. This was an interesting reimagining of Sherlock Holmes with a lot of fantasy thrown in. I wrote a full review of The Affair of the Mysterious Letter, so go check that out if you’d like fo find out more.
Then I read Lumberjanes Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson, which I thoroughly enjoyed. This was just so cute, and so much fun! I’m glad I finally got around to reading it, and I am definitely planning on reading the rest of the series!
This week, I also finished the audiobook I’d been listening to: The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. I’ve been pretty into true crime lately, and this was the perfect read to satisfy that craving. I’m fascinated by serial killers in particular, and really enjoyed learning more about the psychology behind them.
Then I read The Porpoise by Mark Haddon. I’ll be publishing a full review tomorrow, so I won’t give away too much, but I will say this is one of the weirdest books I’ve read all year. And I kind of liked it.
After visiting the world’s only exclusively romance bookstore last weekend, which I surprisingly loved, I was inspired to read more romance and picked up The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky by Summer Heacock. I really enjoyed this one! It was on par with The Hating Game, and I’m glad I decided to read it! Definitely want to check out more romance now. If any of you have recommendations, let me know in the comments!
Then I read In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire, the fourth book in the Wayward Children Series. And, like the first three books, I loved it. It’s getting really hard to pick a favorite, but this one is up there. This series is seriously amazing. If you haven’t started it yet, you are seriously missing out. I can’t wait to read more.
Naturally, after finishing a five-star book, I read something that wasn’t even close to five-stars: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler. This retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew has been on my TBR for ages. Not only do I love The Taming of the Shrew, I’m also a huge fan of 10 Things I Hate About You, so I was expecting to love this. And… I hated it. I couldn’t stand a single one of the characters, and spent the entire book either angry or annoyed. Not fun.
Finally, I listened to the audiobook of Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, which was a lot of fun. I tried listening to this at work, and ended up shaking with silent laughter at my desk (learn from my mistakes). Listening to the rest of it in the car meant I could actually laugh out loud, which I did. If you’re a fan of NPH, I would definitely recommend this one!
That’s it for this week! I hope you’re all having a great weekend. As always, be sure to let me know what you’re currently reading in the comments, since I always love hearing about them!