2018,  books and reading,  Reading Down My TBR Pile

What I’ve been reading

I thought it might be nice to start posting a semi regular blog about what I’ve been reading again. And to post it on a Monday so I can link it up with the It’s Monday! What are you reading? meme over on The Book Date.

This will be a longer list because it’s what I’ve been reading over the last several weeks. And for some reason most of these are audiobooks. I hope that will change to more actual reading soon.

And One Last Thing by Molly Harper

I’ve had the audiobook on my TBR for years and I’m trying to tackle my audio TBR rather than by new ones right now. It was OK. I did like it and it made me laugh but it was stupid in places and pretty antifeminist. I would not recommend it as I think there are much better books with the same premise out there.

Little Liar by Clare Boyd

I read this to review for Tenants Times, I thought a thriller would be good for the wider audience over there. I won’t say too much as I’ve written a full review. But I was reminded how much I like a thriller and impressed by how skillfully the tension ramped up having recently been to a workshop on plotting in fiction that talked about that.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

I won’t mention each book separately but in the past week or so I’ve relistened to the audiobooks of The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, and Prince Caspian. I’m currently listening to The Voyage of The Dawn Treader. My enjoyment of these books is different this time. I am seeing more problems with the way certain characters are treated, particularly women and have been thinking a lot about the so-called problem of Susan. I have enjoyed the books that don’t focus on the four Pevensies more than those that do. With the exception of The Last Battle the reverse has always been true when I’ve read them previously.

A Match Made In Devon Part Two: The Hen Party by Cathy Bramley

The second part of this new serialised novel was just as good as the first. I’m really enjoying it just like I have her previous books. Kinda wishing I’d waited for the whole novel though!

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