It’s been a while since I’ve talked about what I’m reading. I’ve been in a slog lately. I’m nearing the finish on The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. I’ve been reading that book for a few weeks now. I know I just said in my previous post how I’ve finally started putting down books that don’t interest me, but this book is different. It had an extremely slow start, but chapters here and there would grab me so I kept reading it. Then, I was really disappointed with a sudden turn the plot took and had to let it rest for a few days. Now, I’m so afraid of how it will end, that I’m not pushing it to get it finished. I think I’ll probably be really relieved when I finally do finish it, lol.
Added to that bit of drama, two other books that I’ve recently finished, I just didn’t like. Neither one of them are in a genre that I love, so I don’t know what I was thinking other than they looked interesting from the title and blurb and they are on Netgalley. The first book I’m talking about is The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend. The second book is The Little Bookshop on the Seine. See the theme? I feel bad when I thoroughly dislike a book as much I disliked these two and I feel doubly bad because they’re ARCs and I feel obligated to review them, warts and all. Reading, the past few weeks, has been a chore rather than something I’m enjoying. That’s not good.
I have awesome books waiting for me in my TBR and I really need to treat myself to something I want to read rather than ARCs that I have to read. Know what I mean? My assigned reading for my classes this semester is out of this world. I don’t remember having this much assigned reading in any of my literature classes, lol. So, when I manage to carve out time for leisure reading, it should be great reads in my favorite genres. That being said, I still want to fit in time to read galleys because, even if I end up hating the book, I still appreciate the opportunity to read ARCs. Blah, blah. I’m being contradictory and whiny.
What are you reading?? Inspire me!