August was a pretty slow month for me in terms of reading. I only read 8 books, though a couple of them were on the bigger page count scale.
I usually feature the top two books of month from differing genres, but only one book stood out this month.
Captain’s Fury is slower than the previous novels, but that does not detract from its awesomeness. If you’ve made it this far into the series, you can forgive it’s slowly pace and lengthy set up for the final two novels.
The Turn of the Key is Ware’s most boring and unsuccessful novel to date. The boring plot coupled with the slow pace make The Turn of the Key a mystery worth passing on.
Wanderers paints a bleak picture of the future of the United States of American as Wendig digs into real life issues plaguing the country.
Twisted Betrayal is so much more than a bully romance. It’s sick, twisted, and unhealthy.
Triptych is the first book in the Will Trent series. I previously read the third novel and loved it, so I decided to go back to the beginning. Triptych is a great introduction to these characters with a well plotted mystery.
The Lathe of Heaven is my first Ursula K. Le Guin novel and it will not be my last. If you enjoyed Recursion by Blake Crouch, you will like The Lathe of Heaven.
Twice in a Blue Moon is a solid second chance romance with a Hollywood twist!
I decided to DNF The Bone Ships at 35%. I found it to be too dense and slow. The world building is very sink or swim and readers do not get any answers until 100 pages in. I might pick it up again, but it was putting me in a slump.
8 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up | August 2019”
I loved Wanderers, and I’m going to tackle The Bone Ships this month, so we’ll see how that goes!
I hope you enjoy it more than I did! 🙂
My first experience with LeGuin was A Wizard of EarthSea. It wasn’t a good choice. Very middle grade which really isn’t my thing, and overall just very slow without much happening.
I’ll have to try The Lathe of Heaven! I like Blake Crouch so that sounds good.
Ahhh that’s too bad about A Wizard if Earthsea. I was planning on picking it up soon. I’ll have to re-evaluate.
Hope you enjoy!
You should still pick it up if you are interested! I had a very unpopular opinion on that one. I also don’t always have a lot of patience for slower paced books unless there is something else to sell the book, the atmosphere, intrigue, etc. and I didn’t feel any of that at the time I was reading it. I remember there was a really awesome action/spooky scene right in the beginning, and I spent the rest of the book hoping for more of that and it wasn’t anywhere to be found.
Ahhh makes sense. I’ll be on the look out for a used copy!
I 100% get what you mean with The Bone Ships. I finished it and it does get better at about 40-50% but that first half is really its downfall. I was close to dnfing too.
That’s what I keep hearing, but I just couldn’t get through it. Oh well 🤷