So the book challenge by Erin over on Facebook completed at the end of April and the next one starts up at the beginning of July. Before getting into my preliminary list for the next challenge I thought it might be nice to post a wrap up here, however, since I did a little bit of a summary as I went over on Instagram I’m mostly just reposting those here along with the categories that each book fulfilled. If you follow me on Instagram sorry this is a bit repetitive, if you don’t yet follow me feel free to find me @inkyscroll!
Bit late but these are the books I finished in January for the Erin 6.0 challenge on Facebook. Calendar art by the lovely @karenhallionart I loved A Tale for the Time Being though it certainly got very heavy (and a bit depressing) at times but overall a great read. Agatha Christie is one of my favorite authors and Sleeping Murder was a solid Christie mystery. A good read but not one of my favorites (though to be fair with so many spectacular mysteries it has to be pretty stupendous to knock out one of the top five 😉) Have any of you been reading any good books lately? Or have you read one of these? What were you're thoughts? #books #bookstagram #bookchallenge #agathachriste #ruthozeki
Book with six word in the title: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (422 pgs, 5 stars)
Book by a favorite author: Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie (242 pgs, 3.5 stars)
February wrap-up for the book challenge! This month I finished Timeline by Michael Crichton, Withering Heights by Emily Bronte, and Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan. Voyage of the Basilisk was by far my favorite of the three- I adore the Lady Trent series and can't wait for the final volume coming out this year!! Calendar art again by the talented @karenhallionart #books #bookstagram #bookchallenge #classics #dragons
A book with time travel: Timeline by Michael Crichton (489 pgs, 3.5 stars)
A book that starts with a “W”: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (464 pgs, 3 stars)
Freebie: Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan (352 pgs, 4 stars)
Belated March wrap up for the reading challenge. I wasn't super into either of these books- both were good but in the case of Bootstrapper it just wasn't quite what I expected/hoped for. The Handmaid's Tale as a dystopian novel, with some circumstances that seemed all too possible, was a thought provoking and at times uncomfortable read which always takes me longer to get through and results in a mixed reaction afterwards. (Calendar art again by the lovely and talented @karenhallionart ) #books #bookchallenge #handmaidstale #bootstrapper
Book with homonym in the title: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (311 pgs, 3.5 stars)
Book set in your home state (Michigan): Bootstrapper by Mardi Jo Link (272 pgs, 3 stars)
Whoops, meant to post this awhile ago but here is my final wrap up from the Facebook #bookchallenge These were both very good books (even if silent spring took me forever to get through- it was good just dense). With silent spring I would be interested in finding a recent work that maybe addresses what has changed since Rachel Carson's book (new legislation/regulations, more information about the long term effects of the chemicals, etc)- so if any of you are aware of a book or something that is "silent spring 30 years later" or something let me know! Shadow of the wind was also a great book- it was an interesting mystery with complex characters and heartrending tales. Highly recommend! Calendar artwork by talented @karenhallionart #bookstagram #silentspring #shadowofthewind #books
Book with a (mostly) green cover: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (378 pgs, 3.5 stars)
Book on the Rory Gilmore reading challenge: Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (487 pgs, 4 stars)
I didn’t quite finish the challenge, the category of genre I don’t normally read didn’t work out- stupid political biographies- but the next one starts early July and I’m ready to give it a go!
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~ ❤ ~ MegRose