QOTW: When, if ever, do you think you would be interested in reading a fictional book that takes place during this coronavirus timeline? In 5 years? 10 years? Never? (This question came from the fact that I recently came across a movie that takes place during September 11, 2001 and I imagine not everyone is ready for that either, but obviously some people are since the movie exists)
I finished Lock Every Door by Riley Sager, 3.5*. The premise of the book was creepy. I'm currently reading Beach Read by Emily Henry.
QOTW: Depending on how it's written, I could read it now. I read Station Eleven during the pandemic. It was a little creepy because of the similarities with the panicking in the beginning and the idea of how bad it could have been. I hated the writing, but I found the premise interesting.
Post by rootbeerfloat on May 14, 2021 13:38:08 GMT -5
I read Transcendent Kingdom this week. It was different than Homegoing, but I liked it, at least the neuroscience parts, not so much the religion parts.
QOTW: I also read Station Eleven last year, and another contemporary romance I read recently referenced the pandemic without naming COVID (i.e., the main character had been sick for months prior to the events happening in the book). So I guess I would read one now, assuming I was otherwise interested in the story.
Earlier this week I read the Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson. It was really well done and quite interesting. I am curious to see what happens in the sequel since it seemed like a perfectly good standalone! Goodreads recommends it for "fans of dark (feminist) fantasy, religious cults, and witches tearing down the patriarchy" in case that is also your thing.
Now I am reading Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. It seems in line with his previous books, which is a good thing. Thankfully he avoided using a female narrator in this book since I know that was one of the biggest complaints about Artemis.
QOTW: Like PPs, I would read one now if it was otherwise interesting. We've have not had any major negative impacts from COVID though and I might feel differently if we had.
Post by estrellita on May 14, 2021 15:17:28 GMT -5
I finally finished: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things - Good story overall but yeah.. without getting too spoilery, I feel like it wouldn't have been so bad if the main characters were closer in age. It bothered me a LOT.
Caste - Very well written and informative. There were lots of things in this book I didn't know about!
I'm not sure about reading about covid. Maybe someday but not yet. It would be interesting to read different perspectives, like in other countries or healthcare workers. But again, maybe not yet.
A real range this week! I had a lot of books come in at once.
The Dead Ground by Claire McGowan
The Turnout by Megan Abbott
The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America by Lawrence T Brown
The Last Thing He Told Me by Lauren Dave
Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
That Summer by Jennifer Weiner
Talking to Strangers: A Memoir of My Escape from a Cult by Marianne Boucher
I have read some short stories that take place now so I guess now. I don’t think it’s a super exciting time to read about so I don’t think I’d seek to out. I don’t really enjoy novels about specific real life events.
I read The Last Flight: 4 stars I read it all in one day do it definitely held my attention.
QOTW: I think I could do it now. I read a few other pandemic books over the last year and they were fine. Maybe a funny story of how a busy family copes in the March 2020 but is like wtf by June 2020. That could be a good one.