Books I Read This Week 2018 – 36

A bunch of reading this week.

The Last Watchman of Old Cairo was not bad but it didn’t grip me and I just don’t always have the patience for historical novels so they have to be really good for me to like them.

I knew The Shortest Way Home would be a super light and easy read and it was okay but I don’t have the patience for those either especially since I can tell you exactly how they will end at this point, having read so many many books.

I put off reading The House of Broken Angels quite a few times but I finally buckled down and read it and I am glad I did. It was interesting and funny at times, and pithy and sad at other times. 

His Favorites was a super short read and really sad for me in how matter-of-factly this terrible story was told. Because it was all how things worked I guess, but it’s still pretty sad.

The next book was going to be my 200th so I decided to read something I knew I would love. I’d read  The Tao of Pooh  many many years ago and I knew I’d love it so I spent a night rereading it.

Then I picked up Unhinged which didn’t turn out to be as badly written as I thought it would be. It wasn’t life changing or anything. I am not sad I read it but it wasn’t the very best use of my time.  

I then moved on to Snap  which is a Man Booker long listed mystery. It wasn’t awful. I like when mysteries focus on character and not just plot and this one did but it also wasn’t fantastic. 

Net net it was a so-so week. I am so looking forward to October (I know we’re just barely in September.) because it’s going to be an awesome book month. Murakami, Brene, and Lamott together in one month!

Books I Read this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

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