There are two days left of spring and then we will officially be in summer. Oh how the seasons fly by. It occurred to me that I had made a spring TBR when spring started so I decided to take a look back and see how many books I actually managed to knock off the list.
Out of the 12 books I said I would try to read, I only managed to get to a third of them. Truth be told, I actually forgot about some of the books I actually put on the list. Guess I should have checked on the list a little more often.
What I read:
I finally managed to check out Ready Player One from the library, now that the hype from the movie is over. I really wanted to read it because I heard the book was better (always is) and there were a lot of things they changed. While that turned out to be true and the book was in some ways better, it didn’t ruin the movie for me. It almost felt like I got two stories in one. You can read more about my thoughts on the book here.
I actually liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society more than I thought I would, considering the mixed reviews about the book. I am not one to read a book of letters but this one was well done and it only enhanced the story, especially in the second half of the book. Read the full review here.
In my Spring TBR post, I said that I wanted to read more Margaret Atwood because I had only read The Handmaid’s Tale. I managed to get to The Blind Assassin, which was amazing. It was a slow read for me but that only made the story that much better. Atwood definitely shows her range as a writer in this book as she uses different writing styles and multiple story lines. Read the full review here.
I just finished Educated the other day so I don’t have a review yet, though it won’t be different from what many people have already said. This book is powerful in the sense that it really defines why an education is so important and how it helps to mold an individual into what they will become. It is hard to believe that stories like this are still unfolding in the 21st century but I guess that is why it’s so important that people read this book.
What I didn’t read:
This book is still hard to come by at the library as it is on hold. And that is at all three libraries that I go to. I actually considered buying the book but I don’t like to spend money on books unless I have to. This is more of a curiosity read for me in that I am interested in her story. I will get to it one of these days.
I keep forgetting that I haven’t read this book yet. I wasn’t impressed with the second book, but as many people have said, the third book is better. Since I actually unhauled the first two in the series from my shelves, I have decided to check it out of the library when it becomes available.
I do want to get to Morton’s books soon since I loved The Forgotten Garden. However, with all other required reading and books that I want to get to, this one just keeps getting pushed down.
I didn’t get to this one yet but I am definitely putting on my list of summer reads. Especially because I want to watch the show at some point.
I just bought this book the other day so I am going to get to it sooner rather than later. However, I have not finished rereading the rest of the series yet. I just started The Lost Symbol last night and am halfway through it. I expect to finish it tonight followed by Inferno before the end of the week. I expect to get to this by the weekend.
Due to the previous mentioned series, I have not gotten to the Harry Potter series, yet. As soon as I finish with the Langdon series, this will be next, I promise. Though half of it will be a reread since I have read books 1-4 back in the day. I just never made it to the rest of them.
I usually don’t make a seasonal TBR because what I plan to read vastly changes to what I actually get to. Normally I don’t even get to one of the books on the list so I am happy that I got to the four that I did. Now what to read over the summer. Hmm…