Another month is over and it was one of the best this year. I was working a lot, but not as much as last month and I mostly picked cool books to read.
Here is what I read:
Empire Ascendant / Kameron Hurley –> finished. Review. Weird & confusing, but still intriguing and now I want to know how it all ends. Looking forward to the last part!
The Last Sun / K. D. Edwards –> finished. Review. This was lots of fun and definitely one of the best books this year. Glad I picked it up. I will continue this series for sure!
The Poppy War / R. F. Kuang –> Still no review. It was such an intense & extreme book. I loved the first part to bits and thought it was going to be a new all-time favourite. But the last part was… a lot. And dark. VERY dark. And too detailed. Not bad, really and definitely not boing. But it was a lot to take in. I have mixed feelings. But this book stays with you. I am glad I read it.
The Plastic Magician / Charlie N. Holmberg –> Review. It was okay, but nothing more.
The Outsider / Stephen King –> 101/475. Oh gosh, this is good! I had trouble getting in, because it jumps around in time but now I got used to it and they mostly stay in the present time now. I don’t read crime/thrillers too often and am intrigued. Of course it helps, that it’s King and his characters are all interesting! I am prepared for a weird ending though 😉
Spinning Silver / Naomi Novik –> 34/474. (Woah, almost the same number of pages as the King!). So far it’s beautiful!
Dragonflight / Anne McCaffrey –> 50%. Zezee and I picked this one after our Sheepfarmer disaster 😉 Our process of choosing went like that:
Deezee: It has dragons
I’m halfway through and I like it. Even though the style of writing is sometimes a bit difficult at least for me as a non-native speaker. McCaffrey seems to use a lot of ‘big’ words haha. It’s quite old though and you notice. But I love the dragons and their relationship with the riders and the world.
Looking back at my last post – I read 3 of the 4 books I planned to. It worked well, so I am going to pick 4 more books for this month:
Wrath of Empire was already on my list for last month. It’s the only book I didn’t get to. Veins of Gold has only been released last month and even though I wasn’t super happy with the last book by the author, I enjoyed all of her other books. This one sounds really good as well! My Pratchett ReRead will continue with Guards!Guards! and I need another short dragon book, so Searching for Dragons is perfect.
Apart from reading, I was watching SO MUCH wrestling. Not every night.. but almost! Damn, NJPW for being so freaking awesome!! I will feel lost for sure when the tournament is over in a week..
To end this, here’s 2 wrestling pics without context, enjoy!