Sunday, October 15, 2017

What I've Been Reading Lately (Quick Lit)

Today I'm linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy's Quick Lit to bring you some short and sweet reviews of what I've read in the past month. For longer reviews, you can always find me on Goodreads.

I've spent the past month listening to Bleak House on audio, so that's taken up most of my reading time. Here are the books I managed to get through this past month.

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey: This was a mixed bag: Good world-building, good action/suspense, disappointing ending, annoying characters, female objectification, badly executed racial diversity.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson: Reading about two grown men taking lots of drugs and then causing immense property damage, running up bills they don't pay for, and terrorizing innocent people, told amid a massive amount of racism, sexism, ableism, and homophobia? Not my cup of tea.

After the Funeral by Agatha Christie: Christie did a nice job leading the reader down a path of red herrings in this one, but the ultimate solution was too far-fetched for me. It wasn't one of the worst ones and I enjoyed the read, it was just ultimately a bit disappointing.

Bleak House by Charles Dickens: I always seem to enjoy Dickens more than I expect to, and yet less than other people seem to. He writes memorable and colorful yet one-dimensional characters. This book is a conglomeration of family drama, mystery, and legal/political satire, and I liked each part of it, but overall found it too much of a mishmash at times.

All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot: This was a charming sequel to All Creatures Great and Small, even if didn't capture me in quite the same way. If you liked the first one, you'll probably like this as well.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green: I will never not be a John Green fangirl, but I didn't like this one quite as much as I'd hoped. For the excellent insights into the mind of someone with OCD and anxiety, though, it's a stellar addition to the YA world.

Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling): This was a cute little book that was infinitely better than Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (the original, not the screenplay). It was a nice combination of bonus backstory for Harry Potter superfans and the silly cheekiness that makes the humor of that series so fun.

What have you been reading this month? Share over at Modern Mrs. Darcy!

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