Top 5 Wednesday is a meme created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Thoughts on Tomes. Here’s the link to the Goodreads group.
I won’t be partaking every Wednesday – if I try to blog on a particular day each week, I always end up losing interest – but I thought it would be a fun meme to dip in and out of.
I’ve been a bit naughty as the following aren’t really I’d consider genres, but I’m just not a big fan of genre books. I consider my favourite books to be so special, and compartmentalising them this way takes away from their uniqueness for me. It feels like an insult to categorise them and lump them in a genre with a load of books that aren’t in the same league.
I didn’t manage to start reading The Grown-Up last night because I fell asleep really early (while watching old episodes of Pokemon – yay!). I’m just about to start reading Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick.
I’m roughly halfway through Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and am enjoying it but I’m still waiting for the wow factor to hit me. I’ve heard so many good things about this book and I absolutely adored The Silver Linings Playbook – also by Matthew Quick – so had really high hopes for this. Maybe it’s the ending that’s going to cross us over into four- or five-star territory.
I haven’t been tagged for this but saw Jessica at The Awkward Book Blogger‘s post and decided to join in the fun.
1. BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2016?
Wonder by R. J. Palacio.
Hi all! I’ve been so quiet on here…
You’re probably sick of my excuses about a reading slump, but seriously, it’s really bad! I do think I’m coming out of it a bit though as I’ve picked up Stormbird by Conn Igguldsen and seem to be getting on OK. I thought, though, that I’d participate in this year’s BookTubeAThon to help me kick it.
Also, I’ve been playing Pokemon Go and that doesn’t leave much time for reading.
So, apologies in advance, because this month I have been a piss-poor bookaholic.
I think I was all booked-out after a very successful reading month in May, and for most of this month I’ve been avoiding books completely (except I’m rereading Deathly Hallows at the mo and LOVING it). (They’ve just come back from Godric’s Hollow. It was AWESOME.)
So in June, I read a meagre total of… 4 books!
1. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness.
WWW Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. This is where you have to answer the following questions every Wednesday:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
As I’m in a bit of a reading slump, not much is holding my attention, so I have a few books on the go:
Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik.
The Boy Who Could See Demons by Carolyn-Jess Cooke.
May was a good month for me for reading! I read a lot of books and, for the most part, really enjoyed them.
1. The Confessions of Katherine Howard by Suzannah Dunn.
Premise: The novel explores Katherine Howard’s before and during her marriage to the notorious Henry VIII.
Dunn is quickly becoming a new favourite historical author of mine. Her writing has a very modern tone without taking away from the Tudor setting. I didn’t enjoy this as much as I enjoyed The Lady of Misrule and I was disappointed by the ending, as I wanted to see how she handled Katherine’s execution.