It’s been a while since I’ve updated you on my summer reading! Well, the summer’s almost over, isn’t it? August always tends to be slower for me, as I’m not hitting the beach as frequently because I’m trying to catch up on all of the other things I forgot to do this summer! The good news is that I’ve officially passed last year’s count. Here are books 10, 11, & 12!
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman | This was my first Gaiman venture, and I must say that I am so excited to read more! This took me a bit to get into, but once I was in, I felt pleasantly completely submerged in the world created. Don’t you love that in a book? I found myself wanting more when this was done, and weirdly, found myself thinking Door was a pretty cute name.
Armada by Ernest Cline | After reading Ready Player One last year, I couldn’t WAIT to get my hands on more Ernest Cline. Armada didn’t disappoint, but I must say, I liked Ready Player One much better. The world created in Ready Player One was slightly more plausible, but Cline really does an excellent job at, to quote myself, writing love letters to geeks everywhere. Armada may have been slightly more difficult to get into, but it did cause me to shed a tear and, like Cline’s other book, really made me want to play video games!
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee | Alright, I’m sure a lot of you have read this by now and I honestly want to know what you think. I find myself dying to take this as a completely separate work from the (obviously related) To Kill A Mockingbird. To me, it’s like Harper Lee brought this to her publisher and was like, “good try, but what’s actually the story here?” And then came TKAM. My friend Celina (who frequents Russian authors) said she was basically told to write it 20 years earlier, which is how TKAM came to be. I can’t say I was floored. Opinions?!
This could be it for this summer, guys… stay tuned to see if there will be a part 5!