June 1, 2019

Friday Reads 5/31/19

What a week! I can barely formulate a sentence, but I will try for y'all.

I have started 5 books.

Sky without stars

Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell - Ok. I'm halfway through this. I really like the story, but I'm struggling to see how it's derived from Les Mis. I may have to stop trying to compare it and just enjoy the ride.

Sharp Sticks

Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young - This reminds me strongly of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. The main character is a student in a really creepy finishing school for girls where they are taught to be demure and retiring and defer to the men in their lives. Gross. I have this on audiobook on my phone for the trips back and forth to work.


The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David by George Willson - I have read the first couple of chapters and I am enjoying what I've read so far. It is a different take on a vampire novel and I love me a good vampire novel.

Rayne and Delilah

Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner - I've read about 40 pages and this is classic Zentner so far. The title references a goofy public access tv show the two main characters host where they dress up like vampires and introduce bad horror movies. Those are not their real names. The girls themselves have their own lives and problems in their small town.


Bright Burning Stars by A. K. Small - I heard that this book has an abortion plot line which makes me less excited to read it because Big Important Topics (BIT) so often get handled badly in YA books. It takes place in a ballet school in Paris, so I'm stoked about that. The other BIT it covers is eating disorders, because of course it does. It's about ballerinas.


The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - I will start this tomorrow. It's currently waiting for me at the library. I may have trouble keeping it straight from Girls With Sharp Sticks, but maybe not.

In related news, I went to my award committee meeting today and two of the books I was going to read in June got removed from consideration, so I'm going to take those off, but one of them was for the readathon at the end, so I'll have to replace it. Good thing I didn't give you that list, yet.

This is six books I'm reading, but I'm only planning to have 3 of them read by the end of the week. The other three are spread out over more weeks. Also, one of those is an audiobook, so it will just take however long it takes. I do speed up the audio file so it reads faster.

What will you be reading?