Linking up with the usual crew for the Sunday meme at Kimba’s book blog.
~ On The Blog ~
This week I’ve only posted once, but it was a fun review of a book I didn’t really like so much. Sharing the review of The Finding of Martha Lost, or how I failed to find a spark in a story about secret underground libraries, trains and lost items/people:
~ Finished Reading This Week ~
You May Already Be A Winner is a book I unexpectedly got approved this week, and since it’s a middle grade (and almost YA) read, I decided to just read it right away, because it would be quick and easy. Well, it turned out to be quick alright, but by no means easy – it was such an emotional ride. It’s about when children have to deal with their parents’ bad decisions – getting them at 17 included, as well as not being able to school or watch your children. It’s painful at times and it made me angry a lot of times at the unfairness. I liked it, it was strong and emotional, and I recommend looking it up if you go for YA/kidlit. It will be published in July, and my review will also be coming up shortly before the publishing date.
I’ve also finished When The English Fall, which was by far the best read of the week. I absolutely loved it and can truly recommend it. It’s about how civilization ends for the modern man, and it’s told through the eyes of an Amish (for who nothing essentially changes, cause they live relatively simple, technology unaffected lives). It’s a slow read, and you won’t find any typical dystopian stuff going on here, but it’s truly an all-encompassing work on pacifism, kill versus be killed, I’d say even the spiritual aspects of doing things yourself, or standing behind others. It was brilliant and I recommend getting an early copy while you still can.
4 3 2 1 is a book I’ve been reading for several months now, it’s a beast of over 800 pages and a very slow literary read. However, I loved it! It’s about a boy and his possible lives – as you can guess, 4 of them. They are all slightly different, and they show you a variety of different problems a youth could encounter. It’s also an unofficial history of the 60’s in America, with all the racial stuggles, Vietnam, Kennedy and Nixon, university strikes and violence, all of it. It wasn’t an easy book to read, but I loved it and if you’re into more serious reads, you should give this one a chance. I will be posting a full review in the coming weeks.
I have finally finished Shift, and it was pure torture. However, I do recommend reading my review! It’s coming up next Friday, and it features a GIF of pics taken surreptitiously while I was reading. I’d venture to say it says more than the review! So if that’s not worth it, nothing is. Not for this book.
~ Currently Reading ~
Born Aware has turned out to be a pretty interesting read, if you’re into spiritual reading. If you’ve always felt like you’re weird of different (Hint: me!), this book might help you feel better about yourself, cause hey, there are more weirdos than just you, and that’s a nice thing to know.
I haven’t quite started Dear Reflection yet, but it’s coming out in the first days of June, so I should get to it this week, or else. It’s a memoir about a troubled bohemian youth, and it should be interesting.
Apart from that, I’m still enjoying Anne of Green Gables tremendously, and if you’d like to join the readalong with Jane and all of us, here’s the link:
~ General Rambling ~
Sharing a lovely quote from You May Already Be A Winner which I felt was truly meaningful.
How has your week been and what are you planning on reading next week?