This week was kind of insane. My aunt came to visit for three weeks. And gave us two days notice. So if my reading slows down a bit for a while, or I skip a few posts, that’s probably why. But I did still manage to read three books this week before she got in, so let’s talk about them.
First, I finished The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien, which means I have officially completed The Lord of the Rings! And I really enjoyed it. I’d say it ranks slightly under Beowulf and The Name of the Wind, but above pretty much any other fantasy novel I’ve ever read. It’s a classic for a reason, and I’m so glad I finally finished it.
Then I read Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor, which is the second in this trilogy. Honestly, I liked it a little less than the first, but it was still a great book. Plus, these novellas are super short, so it took me less than two hours total to read. Not too shabby.
Finally, I needed something fun to read quickly, and settled for Meet Cute by Helena Hunting. I’ve seen it around a lot, and am glad I ended up picking it up. It was a cute romance. Not the best thing I’ve ever read, but it was exactly what I wanted it to be. The whole actual “meet cute” was super cringeworthy, but the rest of the book redeems it. Mostly.
As for current reads, I’m excited to say that I am almost done with The Priory of the Orange Tree. That thing is a beast. But I will finish it this week (after two false starts, I decided to try the audiobook, and I have five hours left!). Unfortunately, I’m still not loving it. It’s a good fantasy novel, but I just don’t feel excited about it, which I’m kinda bummed about, because it got such great reviews. Oh well.
That’s it for this week! I hope you’re all having a great last week of August! Let me know in the comments which book(s) you’re hoping to get to before the end of the month!