October 7, 2019

Weekend Reads 10-6-19

This Friday reads has become a Weekend Reads. I spent Friday dealing with health issues and Saturday feeling sorry for myself. I've finally got my act together enough to tell you what I am reading.

Detroit City

Detroit City is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis by Mark Binelli - Binelli grew up in Detroit. For the purposes of this book, he moved back to the city to a building he delivered to as a kid working for his dad. He's there to see what happened, what the city looks like now, and what people are doing about it. It's really fascinating. I can't imagine a big metropolis reverting to prairie.

The Last Namsara

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli - I'm not reading this very quickly, so I haven't got very far. And you can prepare to see it over and over this month. So far I've worked out that it's about a girl dragon slayer. Her dad is the king. She's betrothed to the king's commandant who is a real douche canoe.

Call it What you Want

Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer - I'm really enjoying this book about friendship and bullying and just having a tough life as a kid. The two main characters are forced together to do a project, but it helps that no one wants to be friends with either of them. The characters are learning to give each other grace.

I'm about to start a couple more books:


Coraline by Neil Gaiman - This is a children's book that also happens to be the book club book for October. It has less than 200 pages, so I don't think it will take long to get through it.

Gideon the Ninth

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir - I'm really stoked about this one. I thought it was YA, but it's not? I think? Anyway, it's a perfect October spooky book. Gideon is undead or reanimated or something and she's tired of it. There are witches and stuff, I guess. I haven't started it, so I don't have coherent thoughts about it.

That's what I'm reading. What are you reading?