Hosted by The Book Date.
I was back in my hometown last weekend for my 20th high school reunion. It was fantastic to see some of my best friends and catch up with people I hadn’t seen in quite awhile. There was lots of socializing, so I think I’ll be spending this week recovering with books!
I got a lot of reading done last week, but it wasn’t as quality as the past few weeks have been for me. I also tried The Regional Office is Under Attack and it just didn’t stick for me. I know people have been loving it, but I put it aside for now.
I finished reading…
Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansma (February 16, 2016)
I didn’t love this one as much as some others did. Did I miss something? Mini review to come.
Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg (April 12, 2016)
I did not get this one at all. It was blurbed by Megan Abbott, included in Book Riot’s Best Books We Read in November, and recommended by Book Riot’s Liberty Hardy on Goodreads. But I thought it was an unsurprising, run-of-the-mill thriller. What am I missing?!
I’m currently reading…
The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth (April 6, 2016)
This nonfiction about the hunt for America’s first serial killer in Austin, Texas in 1885 is off to a good start. But, I’m only 4% in, so I’m hoping this one sticks!
Upcoming reading plans…
Zero K by Don DeLillo (May 3, 2016)
I’m not really sure what this book is about (see confusing blurb: “seductive, spectacularly observed and brilliant new novel weighs the darkness of the world—terrorism, floods, fires, famine, plague—against the beauty and humanity of everyday life; love, awe, ‘the intimate touch of earth and sun.'”), but I’ve been meaning to try DeLillo for awhile now.
The Bricks That Built the Houses by Kate Tempest (May 3, 2016)
Another confusing, but intriguing blurb for this debut: “Explores a cross-section of contemporary urban life with a powerful moral microscope, giving us intimate stories of hidden lives, and showing us that good intentions don’t always lead to the right decisions.”