Books I read:
- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – This was a bit of a slow read for me, but I thought the plot was interesting enough. I don’t usually love the “story-within-a-story” structure, but in this case, the author tied it all together really well.
- Snake and Bacon’s Cartoon Cabaret by Michael Kupperman – This one as another Jolabokaflod book from the exchange I participated in last year. It’s a series of comic strips, which normally isn’t my thing, but these were pretty enjoyable.
Only two! That’s good, right? Only two. On a day trip to Asheville I stopped in at Firestorm (highly recommend, btw) and picked up Severance by Ling Ma and Something Bright, Then Holes by Maggie Nelson.
I also acquired some more books in this year’s (well, 2019) Jolabokaflod exchange, but I don’t count those toward my TBR since they won’t be on my shelves permanently.
I’m still finishing up Parable of the Sower on audiobook, but I’ve also started My Dark Vanessa. It comes out soon, and I wanted to get a review up by release date. I’m really enjoying it so far, even though it’s uncomfortable and disturbing.
This is one of the few times that I don’t know exactly what I’m going to read next. I have a lot of good options, but nothing is really speaking to me. Maybe I’ll turn to some of the ARCs I’ve requested and still haven’t read…another bad bookish habit!