Earlier I read A Darker Shade of Magic by V. S. Schwab. I enjoyed it: YA fantasy about multiple Londons existing simultaneously.
I also liked Orbital Resonance by John Barnes: teen nerds in space.
I’m loving the Cormoran Strike novels by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling). I can’t put them down and have stayed up way too late reading, also sometimes reading before work and almost being late. Number two is The Silkworm.
Then we had a long weekend and I read a lot.
Mira Grant’s series about bloggers vs. zombies (Feed, Deadline, Blackout) are each around 600 pages in paperback. I read the first two over Thanksgiving, along with some graphic novels. I loved them, but they’re too violent for #2. I still haven’t gotten to the third book in the series.
Lady Killer, continuing my trend of reading comics featuring strong women.
I really just love reading books very, very much.
#2 reread Seducing an Angel, not realizing she’d already read it even though she read the others in the series and was sure she hadn’t read the brother’s story yet when she most recently read the cousin’s story (in fairness I read the paperback ages ago not realizing/not caring it was part of a series and it looks nothing like the hardback). It is sometimes fun to read books out of order and then you get a completely different feeling for them reading again them in chronological order when you know all of the characters.
Also, if you want a free kindle book, #2 enjoyed Daisy’s Aunt. Yes, the plot is ridiculous (“Victorian melodrama”-lite), and if you’re looking for Mapp and Lucia you’re not going to find those levels of mean-spiritedness (even the villain is treated benevolently by the author), but E.F. Benson’s biting sense of humor definitely shows itself here and there, particularly in descriptions of the country estate. And some of the main character’s dialogue, and some of the ridiculous minor characters. Light and fun with little bits of devilish writing that make you take a second look and highlight with a little smirk.
What do you love doing very, very much? Alternately, how do you approach series?