It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, and it’s mostly because I have been going through a major reading slump. I haven’t finished a novel in a month! But here’s a quick recap of what I HAVE been reading while going through my mini book crisis:
- I’m completely caught up on the new Archie comics. I’m really enjoying it.
- I started the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys comic series. I’m only one issue in, but it’s weird and completely off from the original detectives that I grew up loving. I want to keep going and see what happens next.
And now, what am I currently reading? I may be starting to get out of my slump. I finally found a book that I’m enjoying and want to read all the time. That book is The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s fantastic. I’ve also started Her Body and Other Parties, a collection of short stories, that are dark and weird and are pretty interesting.
What’s everyone else reading? Anyone else having trouble with a reading slump?
This week’s new release post will be short and sweet. Check out one of my all-time favorite series. The newest Flavia de Luce book, The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place, comes out tomorrow. The series is fantastic.
Five star read every time.
Author: Alan Bradley
Publisher: Delacorte Press
So, while I was greatly motivated by rereading Civil Disobedience, my next read needs to be something new. I’m going to continue to pull some of the shorter selections on my list, though, in the hopes that seeing the number of read books add up quickly, it will be easier to keep going when I’m reading bigger tomes like The Three Musketeers or War and Peace.
With that said, my next read will be Lady Susan by Jane Austen. I’ve never been a huge fan of Austen, but I’ve been told that this is a much different book for her. And it’s written completely in the form of letters, which has always been a favorite method of mine. Maybe this will be the Austen I love. I’m optimistic.
I think we all have those books. The ones that we gush about how much we loved them and recommend to people time after time, but when asked for details we come up short. It’s not surprising, really. There are so many books out there, and we all read so much, it would be impossible to keep them all straight. Here is my list of books that I loved, but can’t really remember much about:
- Lady Audley’s Secret
- The Rainmaker
- Jane Eyre
- Go Set a Watchman
- Franny and Zooey
- Ella Enchanted
- The Three Musketeers
- In the Woods
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