I'm going to skip my usual monthly books review, and dedicate an entire post to my favourite series, The Queen's Thief by Megan Whalen Turner. The last book, Return of the Thief, came out last Tuesday, and it took me a record of 1.5 days to finish it.
I spent much of this month feeling like I was in a book slump, so it's a little surprising to see that I managed to finish 5 books. But I think the slumpy feel was due to the fact that, with the exception of Toy Box, I wasn't really into any of the books I read.
I started July with some heavy nonfiction books, but partway through, I picked up some middle-grade novels for levity. These were the ones I ended up finishing within the month.
It was crunch time at work last month, so most of the reading I did were lighter -- I stuck mostly to manga.
I forgot to write this post at the beginning of the month, but better late than never, right?
I realized that I didn't do a book review for the month of March. It was just so crazy last month, I think we can all agree on that. I haven't been able to keep up the reading pace I had set at the beginning of the year, unfortunately. With all that's going on, I haven't had a lot of reading mojo, but I do hope that I will soon find the right book that will push me out of my slump and help me through these uncertain times.
I'm sad to say I didn't finish any books in February. Rather shocking to me too, since I breezed through so many the month before. But here are the books I'm still working my way through.
To start off the New Year, I picked up The Vengekeep Prophecies by Brian Farrey. I thought it had some very smart twists and great world-building. I warmed up to the Grimjinx family instantly, and I was a little disappointed that for most of the book, we don't actually get to see them operate as a team.
I can't seem to read steadily lately. Either I will gobble up a bunch of books one after the other, or I will have long stretches of reading slump.
I really wish I had something significant to put on this update, but believe it or not, I managed to finish reading 2 whole books this week, which didn't leave much for writing.