This week is a little light. I chose to actually pick up physical books to read instead of relying on audiobooks.
Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin was a disappointment. Not for the writing, but for the character himself. He was selfish, spoiled, and a user — in other words, no redeeming quality to him whatsoever. It’s really tough to enjoy a book when you despise the character. 2 out of 5 Stars
Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins is the first book to her Old West series, which is the story of the girls’ Aunt Edie and Uncle Ryan. This was quite interesting as they were a mixed race couple. I especially love how determined Edie was to make a life for herself, with ambitions of owning her own restaurant. But she was so unlucky. Enjoyed this one. 4 out of 5 Stars.
The Savior’s Champion by Jenna Moreci is a Hungers Game type of novel in a fantasy setting. I haven’t read this one. But I downloaded it from Audible. It’s a 20-hour book. Might listen to it the whole weekend.
At The Wolf’s Table by Rosella Postorino is a novel about the people who tasted Hitler’s food for poison first before he ate them. Looking forward to starting this one!
So these are all the books I downloaded on audio this week. I’m endeavouring to read my physical copies in the next little while as I have quite a few.