Why did I say no take backs? Ahhhh. Well today’s post is about books I guess. I mentioned when I returned to blogging this week that my most recent reads were rereads of Truly Devious and The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson leading up The Hand on the Wall, the final book in this YA mystery trilogy.
It was an awesome time. I loved returning to Stevie’s adventures at night on the weekends in February. I had some thoughts on the final book that debuted in January, but I don’t think I’ll review it. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve thought about it and I have enough new things on my mind at the moment. I will say that I wish it had had more to do with the mystery and less to do with the love interest’s plans that were distracting and unrelated to the story that was set up over the previous two books.
I think the biggest disappointment is that while I enjoyed the book and how the mystery was resolved it didn’t leave me lingering over it the way I was the first two books. Yes, that’s partially because the mystery had to be wrapped up. But there were other issues that were worth thinking about in the previous books that didn’t involve David’s dad.
I’m on page 175 of Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo at the moment. I read about two chapters this morning. While it finally seems to be getting interesting, I’m still disappointed that I wasn’t more immediately gripped by the story or the world. I still can’t keep the “houses” straight in my head and find it weird how the mystery that I’m more interested in isn’t the focal point of the story…
I hope to finish it this weekend so I can get on with my life.
I’m not sure what I’ll read for fun after this book. I know I want to read another mystery…a historical mystery. I also could be in the mood for contemporary that isn’t about teenagers being cruel to each other or with paranormal romances or incurable illnesses finding unprobable love. I think I need to discover some good adult fiction that isn’t an Oprah pick or being turned into a series I can watch instead. Any recommendations like that, feel free to send them by way.
I will probably investigate the Austin Public Library system soon. At Leigh Bardugo’s Austin book tour stop last October, I met a girl who talked about how there was app she was getting audiobooks from. An audiobook might actually be right what I need so I can focus on cleaning up the apartment…
So yeah, that’s my relationship with books at the moment. I have a few books I still haven’t read that I brought with me to Austin, but I’m just not in the mood for many of them at the moment. Maybe that should’ve been this blog post!
I may return to Goodreads since this blog is going to less about books…
What are you reading at the moment? Has COVID-19 affected your reading positively at all? I feel like so many people are talking about Netflix Party and Animal Cross right now…I wish I could see good book recommendations trending amongst the masses.