Despite being on vacation for a week, I managed to read seven books for a total of 1,977 pages. That makes 56 books in 2021 so far. My lofty goal is to reach 100 total books for the year. Wish me luck! I’m going to need it.
- Morning in the Burned House by Margaret Atwood
- Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman
- The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
- The Deep by Rivers Solomon
- Good Bones by Maggie Smith
- The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
- The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich
I enjoyed The Deep, Good Bones, and The Boleyn Inheritance the most. The titular poem of Good Bones is one I will most likely revisit a lot. The Deep was a lyrical, thoughtful Afrofuturist story based on the song The Deep by clipping., and it was also quite emotional at times.
I enjoyed The Antelope Wife the least. It was just a struggle to read. I’m not sure why, but I felt lost for much of the novel. Maybe it was due to a cultural divide, or I lost track of all the characters and plot lines. I tried hard to like it but it fell short of the mark.
What did you read this month? Was it a good reading month? Which book did you enjoy the most? The least?