Skyward by Brandon Sanderson | Wild Country by Anne Bishop | The Field Guide to The North American Teenager by Ben Phillippe | Meet Cute by Helena Hunting | Say You Love Me by KA Tucker | Passion on Park Avenue by Lauren Layne | The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
I hope your week is going well so far. It’s Tuesday, and with the week I had last week, I sure hope mine is going much better. (I’m writing this post on Sunday afternoon.) Work was awful. I got blamed for shit that absolutely had nothing to do with me, and my boss won’t listen to my explanation. Ugh. But I’m trying my best not to let that get to me because I used to take everything to heart. I end up acting rashly and it usually never ends well for me.
Anyway, last week was a relatively good reading week:
- Quichotte by Salman Rushdie was a such a slog to get through. So much so that I DNF’d it. I mentioned it before that he’s a bit more verbose and cerebral for my taste, but I wanted to give his book another chance. Unfortunately, I lost my patience somewhere along the way.
- A Higher Loyalty by James Comey was a great book. For those who’s not familiar with Comey, he was fired by Trump as the FBI director because he wouldn’t pledge loyalty disguised as mishandling of the investigations into Clinton emails. *eyeroll* This was a fascinating read; one that made me want to take a shower soon after. Because in this memoir, Comey discussed The Steele Dossier. And if you’re not familiar with that, Google it. Or don’t. Unless you want to upchuck whatever last meal you just had. 4/5 stars.
- The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi was great as well. Hailed as a copycat of Six of Crows, this one features a group of misfits who has their own agendas but decided to band together to get to their own respective goals. Severin, the token Danny Ocean of the crew, has one goal in mind, to restore his name as a Patriarch of his House. I absolutely loved this. It was suspenseful, smart, full of magic and puzzles to solve. 4/5 Stars.
- The Institute by Stephen King. Prodigies were regularly abducted and honed to become some sort of super weapons in this latest by the King of Horror himself. The methods, however, are the stuff of nightmares. This was only my second Stephen King novel. I wouldn’t go running to the bookstore to buy all his books, but I will be definitely on the lookout for something similar. 5/5 Stars
As of this writing, I managed to read 3 of the 5 books I set out to read on my last On The Night Table post. I’m about to read the fourth, which makes me very happy because I have a few library books I need to read before the 21st.
Keeping this short. Happy reading, everyone!