Long time no see! Sorry for the absence. I thought I'd just share with you what I'm currently reading. I've been in a really good reading flow lately, which I'm immensely happy about. I've been cutting back on the amount of television I watch in my spare time and have been reading instead, which has already helped my Goodreads Reading Challenge quite a bit this year! So far I've read 19/50 books thanks to the change up in my routine and listening to audiobooks in the car instead of music for a majority of my driving time. Well anyways, here are the books I've been reading the past few days!
What I'm Currently Reading
Lexicon by Max Barry
Current Page: 63/388
Current Thoughts: After close to two years of owning this book I’ve finally picked it up! Unsurprisingly, I’d forgotten what the story was exactly about, but since I went out of my way to purchase it I must’ve thought that the summary interesting. And thankfully it is! I mean Barry just throws you right into the story. From what I can tell so far this book has two main storylines, one following a man named Wil & another following a teen girl named Emily, although so far I don’t know how (or if) these characters' stories will ever completely interlock by the end. But what I can say for certainty is that it reads like an action movie with witty characters and organizational intrigue.
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
Current Page: 15/341
Current Thoughts: I started this book today while waiting for my hairdresser’s appointment and I may be only 15 pages into it, but I am completely enjoying it! I recently finished The Rosie Project, which was the first book in this duology, and yes, I loved it. So I’m very very excited to see what adventures Don and Rosie get up to. Simsion’s writing is so easy to read and the characters are wonderfully quirky.
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Current Page: 226/453
Current Thoughts: I am enjoying this second installment of the Mortal Instruments series SO MUCH better than the first installment, The City of Bones. I find the plot quite a bit more interesting, not to mention the pacing is more my taste. Typically in a first book in a series a lot of the world-building is taken care of, so I tend to enjoy the remainder of the series much more as it goes on, and I don’t think that the Mortal Instrument series is going to be an exception.
Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Current Page: 128/807
Current Thoughts: I’ve wanted to start this monster of a series for a while now since I’ve heard good things about it. I bought the book for my dad a little while back, since I’d remembered that he told me he liked the TV show adaptation of it (which I’ve never seen). He hadn’t read the book I so happily gifted to him (shame, shame), so I decided to take a whack at it. Although even then it took me months to actually pick this book up, because I was scared. I mean, this series requires A LOT of dedication! Each book is like a million pages long and there are currently five books out!! And on top of that, I’d never read a high fantasy book before. I just assumed it would be hard to read with a bunch of made up words and stuff. But actually… it isn’t that bad! I’m actually enjoying it so far, although there are a lot of characters to get a handle on, so that I think will be the most difficult part of following this story.
Are you reading anything interesting? Let me know in the comments!