I didn’t do so well in April. I don’t know if my slump made a come back or if I was just too wrapped up in work or I just got sidetracked. Some of my books from last month’s TBR are going to trickle in to May’s. Sorry. D:
My last post I asked for people to comment out of a large collection of books that have been neglected for a year or more (mostly more). I was going to take the most recommended from the list, but sadly only two people picked some and they didn’t match up. So I decided to just close my eyes and let my finger fall on one. Sorry if you commented and really wanted to recommend one. Maybe next month it will work better? Anyways.
April Wrap Up
My Grandmother Asked me to tell you she’s sorry by Fredrik Backman
Something about this story just did not click with me. I don’t know what it was, but I ended up really disliking this book. There were elements to it that I found quite whimsical and spellbinding, but on the other hand I had SO MANY problems with it. I had a lot of trouble believing that the main character was only eight, a lot of the “mythology” in the book wasn’t well written and the characters were boring. I read it quickly because I just wanted it to end.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
This book FLOORED me. I did not expect to love this book as much as I did. I originally started reading it because I wanted something quick and easy to read after hating what I read before (see above). I didn’t expect to be on the edge of my seat or get so engrossed in the story. I usually don’t love Sci-Fi books. But this may convince me to look further in to the genera. I CANNOT wait for the next one. I want it NOW.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
I wanted to love this book because so many people say it’s their favorite. I read it because it’s one of my closest friend’s favorite book and I just sort of shrugged at it when I finished it. I’m not a huge fan of comedy in my literature, so that may have been a big part of it. Marvin was my favorite part of the book. I watched the movie afterwords and loved him even more.
Tales from Shadowhunter Academy:
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy (3/5 Stars)
The Lost Herondale (4/5 Stars)
The Whitechapel Fiend (5/5 Stars)
Nothing But Shadows (3.5/5 Stars)
I did enjoy the few that I read last month. I was never the biggest fan of Simon in the series (put your torches and pitchforks away). I always thought he was probably the least interesting character in the series. But when they mention Will or Tessa or Jem I GET SO EXCITED.
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
I thought this was adorable. The fairy tale world was done so originally and had so many cool concepts that I had literally never heard of before. The book took so many twists and turns in ways that I didn’t think they would. I ship Agatha/Tadros SO HARD. I didn’t at first, but now I totally do. I also really dislike Sophie.
“The Hangover Books”
Books from last month’s TBR I didn’t get to
This was a re-read or rather a “re-listen”. I want to finish the whole series before the movie comes out in August.
Let me know if you’ve read any of these in the comments and your thoughts on them. (No spoilers please!) Happy reading!
~The Grisha Lieutenant