This fun weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and all you need to do to participate is answer the following three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What have you recently finished reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
I started reading this last August and only got about 40 pages before I put it down so I decided to restart it when I picked it up again a few days ago. This is the first book in the Thomas Cromwell trilogy and I feel like I’m enjoying this book as much as I am because I used to be obsessed with Tudor history so I am pretty familiar with the characters and the events. One of the brilliant aspects of this book is how it is telling the story by moving through time in a non linear way. Since I am so familiar with the history I can immediately pick up on what part of the “story” we are at but I can easily see where it can be confusing if you don’t know. It is still readable but I feel like you probably won’t get the most enjoyment out of it unless you come into with some background knowledge. I also am loving how Cromwell is usually known as the villain in the story but Mantel really humanizes him and in fact presents some of the heroes as villains. I’m also really enjoying Mantel’s writing and I have even laughed out loud a couple of times and also felt deep empathy for Cromwell. I am a third of the way through this book and I find it hard to put it down so I will definitely be done with it this week.
What have you recently finished?
I’m extremely happy with the books that I have finished since last Wednesday because three of the four are also ones that I have previously started and then put down. It’s such a relief to not have so many books hanging over my head. I still have five books that I have previously started hanging around but I think I might try to get to those next month because I really need to start working on my TBR’s.
Lawless was a favorite from the King series and it had another shocking ending much like King did. I’m contemplating trying to squeeze the next book, Souless, into next week because I really have no idea where the story is going. Rating: 4/5https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23395680-illuminae" target="_blank">Illuminae </a>so close to finishing the Scythe trilogy because I couldn't help but compare the two and Illuminae just didn't measure up in my eyes. I will have a review for this coming next week. <strong>Rating</strong>: 3/5I think I did myself a disservice by reading Illuminae so close to finishing the Scythe trilogy because I couldn’t help but compare the two and Illuminae just didn’t measure up in my eyes. I will have a review for this coming next week. Rating: 3/5
Last night I finished Raybearer and I can’t believe we have to wait until November for the next/last book! I have a review for this coming on Friday. Rating: 4.5/5
What do you think you’ll read next?
I made a whole separate TBR for the Amish in April readathon and we are already almost halfway through the month and I haven’t read a single thing from that list. Beverly Lewis is known for her Amish romances so I feel like this will be a good one to pick up. Although I still really want to read all five of the other books on that list but that is becoming increasingly unlikely as we creep closer to the end of the month.