Despite the fact that I’ve posted a couple of new things recently, it may not have escaped your attention that I failed to stick to my upload schedule over Christmas. I hadn’t intended to take a week off but Christmas didn’t exactly go the way we planned this year. Nothing major happened but it was enough to ensure that I kept missing the days I would normally post so I just decided not to. I can’t say that my rundown from last week would have been very exciting as December was hardly a great book month. The only major things I really put off were my reviews of The Last Jedi and Autumn by Ali Smith. You can expect them this week though. Still, I managed to get in my annual Most Anticipated Books List for 2018 which you can read here. This year I also posted a list of my Top and Bottom reads for 2017. It’s not something that I’ve managed before but it felt easier picking this year.
- Autumn by Ali Smith
I finally managed to finish this just before Christmas. Come back on Wednesday when I will, hopefully, have a proper review up. If not, I apologise in advance.
- The Power by Naomi Alderman
Okay, strictly speaking I haven’t started this yet but it is the book I’m going to start next. I’ve heard a lot about this book and most of it has been good. However, I have a few issues going in so I’m not sure how I’ll feel. We’ll see.
- Mad by Chloé Esposito – I don’t really have a favourite genre of books. I just like to stick to reading good quality books. Normally, the kind that one might class as “literary fiction”. However, there is nothing wrong with cheese and trash every now and then. This is what Mad is hopefully going to be. Cheesy trash that I bought super cheap at the Kindle store. It’s silly sounding story about a woman trying to steal her twin sister’s life. It sounds stupid… I love it.
- The Windfall by Diksha Basu – I first read about this halfway through last year and was quite intrigued. Nothing ever came of it though so, when it turned up cheap for Kindle, I decided it was time. It’s the story of a man who, after making a load of money selling his company, decides to move his family from their modest home to one of the richest areas in Delhi. Again, I’m not sure this will be the best thing I read this year but it should be entertaining enough.
- Various audiobooks – So I took advantage of the Audible January sale and picked up a couple of titles I’ve wanted for a while. I bought the audiobook version of Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen, Ragnarok by A.S. Byatt, and The Ice by Laline Paull.
- Netflix Binges: Black Mirror, Parks and Rec
Over Christmas I got through the rest of Parks and Rec and it was just as good the third time round. I adore Adam Scott and Amy Poehler. On Saturday I watched most of the newest season of Black Mirror. I only have about 2 episodes to go so will hopefully finish it tomorrow. This series has been just as good as the previous so far. I love Charlie Brooker and hope Netflix renews the show for more seasons. It’s too good not to.