This Week’s To Be Read
The first week of this feature was quite a success! I didn’t really have a hard time sticking to the books I was planning to read, luckily. It’s good for me to have a goal to aspire to. Usually I just pick up multiple books, read part of them, then forget about them for a year. Planning out my reading forces me to actually finish the books I pick up, which is great! I read all of the book I was hoping to read, and a short story on top of that. Here’s what I read:
- Lisey’s Story by Stephen King
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
- My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent
- The First Star to Fall by Diana Peterfreund
The week started off with the disappointment of My Soul to Save. I very much enjoyed the first book in the Soul Screamers series, but this one just fell flat for me. Luckily, both The First Star to Fall and Lisey’s Story were amazing reads. Code Name Verity I didn’t like. At all. It’s just so dull and flat, I can’t see why everyone thinks it brilliant. It’s just yet another WWII read.
After quite some heavy reading last week, I think it’s time for some children’s books to break it all up for a bit. Apart from that I’m also trying to finish up a few more books that I’ve started ages ago.
- The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket
- Revenge of the Living Dummy by R.L. Stine
- Morrigan’s Cross by Nora Roberts
- Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton
I’m steadily reading through the entire A Series of Unfortunate Events books that I got for my birthday. I read them when I was little, so it’s great to rediscover them now; The Ersatz Elevator is the sixth part of the series. R.L. Stine was another of my childhood favourites, and I ordered a nice box of them off Ebay. Can’t wait to dig in the first book of the Horrorland series, Revenge of the Living Dummy. Morrigan’s Cross is an impulse-buy when I could get it very cheap, but I put it down half-way because I was bored. Will try to at least finish it this week. I picked up Obsidian Butterfly in January and couldn’t quite get into it. Hopefully now is a better time for some Laurell K. Hamilton!
Have you read any of these books? And what are you reading this week?