I saw this tag on Em @ The Geeky Jock earlier this month and thought it was a nice wrap-up to summer reading. So I thought I would give it a shot.
What was your favorite book this summer?
This book was a pleasant surprise. I had never read V.E. Schwab before but I had heard nothing but good things about the author. Well, I am now a fan. Honestly, if it wasn’t for book club, who knows when I would have gotten around to this book.
What was your least favorite book this summer?
I only got 40 or so pages into this book before I put it down for good. It was a book club read but I just couldn’t get into it. The character thinks she is the only one left alive on earth but the character seemed to be rambling on about random things. I think the author was trying to set up what isolation has done to her and even aludes to her having a psychotic break, but I just wanted to know what happened and it felt like we were never getting there. Perhaps I should have given this book more of a chance, but I just wasn’t interested.
What was your favorite classic this summer?
This was such a charming little book about getting older. It focuses on five people who live with each other and in typical fashion, they bitch and moan to and about each other when they are together but in the privacy of their own rooms, they deal with their own maladies. My classics book club has some seniors in the group, who said this book came a little too close for comfort in terms of reality, but they enjoyed it nonetheless.
Did you stray into a different genre and pick up a new and exciting book?
I am not one to read too many thrillers but I am so glad that my book club picked this one last month. I am still thinking about it. Every character has skeletons in their closet, making it hard to determine who the killer is in this small neighborhood. When you think you have it figured out, there will be another sudden twist that makes you rethink everything.
What was your favorite movie adaptation this summer?
I don’t think I watched any movie adaptations this summer, surprise, surprise. But I did just find out that The Witcher, which my husband and I watched on Netflix during the pandemic, is actually a series. I may just have to look into reading it.
What was your favorite new release?
I had not read Andy Weir before this book and now I am a fan. Although this book gets a little technical, I still understood everything that was going on. Right from the start, you are on this amazing adventure with the main character trying to remember who you are and complete a mission that you learn is to save Earth. Buckle in because it’s one hell of a ride.