This week, I read three books, all of which were for The Reading Rush readathon. I’m unofficially participating (just because I feel like I’ll put less pressure on myself that way), and I’m having fun so far. I’m planning on posting a blog post with my progress in a day or two, so keep an eye out for that.
The first book I finished this week was Still Alice by Lisa Genova. I had a lot of feelings about this book. It was really hard to read, and it honestly put me in kind of a not great space mentally for a few days (I’m not blaming the book, it just did to great of a job making me imagine what Alzheimer’s is like). You can check out my review of Still Alice if you’re interested.
Then I read Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. I honestly didn’t expect to like this one that much, but I ended up loving it! Definitely a new favorite classic, and I’m really glad I got around to reading it (finally).
Last (and kind of least) was And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness. This was my first Patrick Ness book, and, unfortunately I didn’t love it. I liked the whole idea of Moby Dick, but from a whale’s perspective, but this one just didn’t do it for me. I wasn’t a fan.
As for current reads, I have two biographies: Catherine the Great by Robert Massie and Barnum by Robert Wilson. The Barnum biography is pretty interesting, but I’m loving the Catherine the Great bio. That one was a total mood read for me this week, and I’m so glad I picked it up.
Finally, I’m trying to complete the last of The Reading Rush challenges with The Killer in Me by Olivia Kiernan. I’m not sure I’ll finish it today, but I’m definitely going to try!
What are you reading this week? Are you participating in The Reading Rush?