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The questions are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
As always, clicking on the cover image will take you to the book’s Goodreads page.
1. What I’m reading at the moment
The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
This has been sitting on my TBR for ages. The recent released of the film adaptation gave me the push I needed to track it down at the library. So far, it’s exactly as I imagined it would be: great stuff!
The blurb: Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh.
Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children’s cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she’ll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn’t know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.
2. The last books I read
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
This was as good as I expected: more brilliance from Bardugo. If you like fantasy fiction or fantastically plotted heist stories, you should read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. Here’s my full review.
The blurb: I’m not going to put a blurb here because it contains spoilers for book 1 of this duology: Six of Crows.
Poison City by Paul Crilley
I’m so glad I was lured by the promise of a talking alcoholic dog! This was a great detective story with supernatural shenanigans. Now I’m hoping for future installments which feature more of the dog 🙂 Here’s my full review.
The blurb: The name’s Gideon Tau, but everyone just calls me London. I work for the Delphic Division, the occult investigative unit of the South African Police Service. My life revolves around two things – finding out who killed my daughter and imagining what I’m going to do to the bastard when I catch him.
I have two friends. The first is my boss, Armitage, a fifty-something DCI from Yorkshire who looks more like someone’s mother than a cop. Don’t let that fool you. The second is the dog, my magical spirit guide. He talks, he watches TV all day, and he’s a mean drunk.
Life is pretty routine – I solve crimes, I search for my daughter’s killer. Wash, rinse, repeat. Until the day I’m called out to the murder of a ramanga – a low-key vampire – basically, the tabloid journalist of the vampire world. It looks like an open and shut case. There’s even CCTV footage of the killer.
Except… the face on the CCTV footage? It’s the face of the man who killed my daughter. I’m about to face a tough choice. Catch her killer or save the world? I can’t do both.
It’s not looking good for the world.
3. What I’ll read next
The Power by Naomi Alderman
The blurb: In The Power the world is a recognisable place: there’s a rich Nigerian kid who larks around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power – they can cause agonising pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world changes utterly.
Have you read/are reading any of these? What are you reading? Let me know! 🙂
And elsewhere on the blog…
Last week I made baked mini doughnuts (or donuts if you prefer!).