I’m linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
I am officially one ahead of my Goodreads reading goals! I’m really happy, because when I started these wrap-ups I was three behind.
My week passed really, really quickly for whatever reason. And yet, again, I didn’t get as much done as I wanted to. I’m going to look at the paragraph above this one and remember that even if it doesn’t seem like it, I am getting things done.
I binged the hell out of season two of The Magicians. Omg. I loved season one, but holy shit season two was phenomenal. This is one case where I think the show is considerably better than the book, though I was only able to get through the first book in the series.
I also started 13 Reasons Why on Netflix, and I’m really enjoying it. I think there’s so much to be gained from having shows like this, where the cast is MAD diverse and it gives an unapologetic look at rape culture thriving in American schools. I haven’t read it since I was a teenager, so I can’t say how well it’s following the book. But I am going to call it a successful adaptation.
I finished and reviewed two ARC’s this week! (click on the picture to see the review):
I’m sad to say that neither review was exactly glowing, and I hate that this has been three in a row now!
I reviewed Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, which is magical realism that I just found super boring.
And As You Wish, which is also magical realism, which started off good and the ending made me crazy.
I’m still up to my ass in ARC’s, and have two more coming in the mail! Which I love, because I always have something to read.
I still have The Beautiful Ones from NetGalley. Hector, one of the narrators, seems super sexist and I hate to have to try to excuse it because of timing.
From Edelweiss I received Rough Patch, which I was really excited about because it’s about a young girl working on accepting her bisexuality. I’ve only read a chapter, so we’ll see how it goes! (Not technically an ARC, as this one came out in May, but it’s still a free book so hell yes.)
Also from Edelweiss I received Nice Try, Jane Sinner, which I started and I LOVE the voice. I’m thinking I’ll finish this one next, so I can break my streak of negative reviews.
And from Penguin’s First To Read, I received Impossible Views of the World. Which is about a woman who works at a museum and has to go on like a literary treasure hunt, and I love it so far. I’m about fifty pages in, so let’s hope that continues.
I hope everyone is having an incredible week!