These weekly wrap ups are probably the only reason I even know what day it is anymore. I know I’m working from home Monday-Friday, but the days just totally blend together. What even is time anymore? Okay, my brain is getting away from me, let’s just talk about books.
I somehow felt like this wasn’t a great reading week, but then I realized I had, in fact, read three books. The first book I finished this week was Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore (click the link to check out my review). This was a surprise favorite. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It reminded me why I love magical realism – it’s been a while since I’ve read any, and I definitely need to pick up more of it.
Then I read Middlegame by Seanan McGuire, which was another five-star read. This was so, so good. I finished it early in the week, but I’m still thinking about it. I’m pretty sure my brain is still in this world.
But not all book can be five-star reads, as evidenced by the third and final book I read this week: Hag Seed by Margaret Atwood. I never thought I’d be giving a Margaret Atwood book two stars. But here we are. I didn’t particularly love this retelling of The Tempest, but the Shakespeare was still a highlight of this story. This was just meh. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t really enjoy it either.
As for current reads, I just picked up Severance by Ling Ma, which I’m reading for the Asian Readathon taking place this month – click this link if you want more info or want to see my full TBR for this readathon. I’m also still reading Burial Rites – I’m giving up on the person I’m supposed to be reading it with, so I’m just going to finish it. And I’m listening to the audiobook of Ten Drugs by Thomas Hager, which is all about how the medicine we use today was developed. It’s really interesting.
That’s it for this week! I hope you’re all having a great weekend and that you’re staying safe and healthy!
I’d love to hear about what you’re reading, so let me know in the comments below!