Why not join in? Just answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that post in the Comments over at Taking on a World of Words.
The questions are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
1. What I’m reading at the moment
Cinder, Scarlet and Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #1-3) by Marissa Meyer
What it’s about (thanks Wikipedia): The Lunar Chronicles is a series of five YA fantasy novels by Marissa Meyer. Each book entails a new take on an old fairy tale, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White. The story takes place in a futuristic world where humans, cyborgs, and androids all coexist.
2. The last books I read
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
For more on how 150 pages of author’s notes – yes, that is ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY pages – can lose an otherwise interesting and well-written book a ratings star, see my review.
The blurb: High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness. Angry and alone, he takes refuge in his imagination and soon finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a world that is a strange reflection of his own — populated by heroes and monsters and ruled by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book, The Book of Lost Things.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Here’s my full review. This is a good book and I’m sure it deserved all its awards, particularly those for representing diversity. However, while I enjoyed it, I didn’t love it.
The blurb: Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
3. What I’ll read next
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The blurb: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
Moon Over Soho (Peter Grant #2) by Ben Aaronovitch
I recently enjoyed Rivers of London – the first installment in the Peter Grant series. Here’s my review of that one. I didn’t plan to read the next book so soon, but I saw it at the library and none of the other books on my TBR were available so I thought, “Why not?”
What it’s about: London constable and apprentice Peter Grant suspects sorcery when Soho area musicians drop dead, their brain scans showing magical draining. Victim Cyrus left girlfriend Simone, who beds Peter. His dad “Lord Grant” taught him jazz, but master mage DCI Nightingale still recuperates, and a Pale Lady bites off essential bits for an animal chimera slave ring.
Have you read/are reading any of these? What are you reading? Let me know! 🙂
If you haven’t seen it already, last week there was more baking! This time my super-simple yoghurt cake.