Books Read = 9
Sure did. NINE?! The hell did I even do last month? Well, I worked my ass off and was so tired that I was going home and relaxing, not having the brain power to do anything but. I did manage to post a single review this month so I guess the month wasn’t a complete loss.
- You & Me & Why We Are in Love by Aurelia Alcaïs ★
- The Fortune Teller by Gwendolyn Womack ★★★
- The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan ★★★★
- Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld ★★★★
- The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo #2) by Rick Riordan ★★★★
- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli ★★★
- Opal (The Raven Cycle #4.5) by Maggie Stiefvater ★★★
Best of the Month: The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan ★★★★
I took a very long break from reading any Riordan for no particular reason but The Hidden Oracle was so very enjoyable. I immediately read the second installment and I’m already dying for the third. Ties into the original Percy series nicely.
Least Favorite: You & Me & Why We Are in Love by Aurelia Alcaïs ★
This bizarre poetry collection was so, so bad. “Pamela has found a very young lover. He could be her son. She doesn’t love him – she adores him.” I mean… seriously?
Biggest Surprise: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld ★★★★
I’ve had this one for ages but I had to read the original P&P first… I finally got around to that last year. And this one was all sorts of fun and loved seeing how the classic was translated into a modern tale.
Biggest Disappointment: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli ★★★
Now hear me out: I enjoyed this, I did, but it didn’t resonate with me as it did with most other readers. (My bestie loved it.) This isn’t super my genre though so I was taking a chance on it as it was. I loved the movie though for what it’s worth.