Thank you again to Sam @ Taking on a World of Words for hosting this weekly meme. I’m pretty sure you all know the drill by now, but in case you don’t and you want to join, here are the three questions we always answer:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you will read next?
I ended up taking a break from the two ARCs that I had been trying to read for like months now. I don’t think my head is in the right space to take on any ARCs right now, which is a shame. I am hoping I can get back into catching up on my ARCs since there’s still quite a few that I need to get to.
As far as these two… The Bone Witch is my comfort reread for when I can’t concentrate on the complexities of Jade City, or any other book lately. The Bone Witch is one of my favorite fantasy novels so I usually pick it up when I want to read something but feel like I can’t get into anything new. I know what’s going to happen so there aren’t any huge surprises, but I still feel like I’m learning subtle points in every reread that I do. Jade City started off amazing. I’m really intrigued by the premise of this novel, and how it’s an urban fantasy novel that has some Chinese elements in a fictional world. While the story takes place on the island of Kakon, there was mention of certain characters speaking in perfect Cantonese. I thought that was really cool. I’m excited to see how this first novel goes and get to the rest of the trilogy.
- The Rose Code – Kate Quinn
I read this book for a book club that I am trying out. Kate Quinn seems to be an author that I enjoy reading. Both this novel and The Alice Network were really enjoyable to read for me, and I think that her dual timeline plots are written very well. She’s able to pull everything together towards the end in a way that doesn’t make me feel like something is missing, or something in the past had nothing to do with what happened in the “present”. I say present in quotes because it’s not current day present, but the later timeline in each book. This one was about cryptanalysts during WWII, and follows the story of three women who started off as friends, but turn enemies that have to come back together to reveal a traitor in their midst. I wrote a little bit of my thoughts in my journal since I don’t think I’ll write a full review.
Funny enough, both of these novels are book club picks for the month. Even though I thought I was going to try to slow down on joining too many book clubs until I feel better enough to keep up with them all, I really wanted to read these two novels anyway, so I took up the chance to read them in a group. I think I’m still in a slight slump with everything but I’m trying to get back into it again. I missed it a lot so hopefully I can start reading more again, and writing again, and making podcasts again.