A biweekly post updated every other Wednesday detailing my current reading projects and what new titles I’ve added to my to-read list. Title links go to Goodreads, and if you have an account there feel free to friend me! I’d love to see what you’re reading and/or planning to read.
- The Vela by Yoon Ha Lee (The Vela) – $1.99 @ Amazon Kindle
- Tea and Sympathetic Magic by Tansy Rayner Roberts (Teacup Magic) – $0.99 @ Amazon Kindle
Books Finished: 1
Title: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Date Added: November 27, 2021
Date Started: December 2, 2021
Date Finished: December 14, 2021
This is one of those novels were everyone is a fucking mess, but it does an excellent job of proving you don’t need likable characters to make a good story. None of the POV characters are that admirable, but I found myself needing to sit with why I was so angry at the titular character Rachel. She’s a depressed alcholic whose life has fallen apart, and I just found myself getting so annoyed with her when she relapsed, but…alcholism isn’t something that you can just overcome. This is a similar thing that happened when I read Charle de Lint’s Memory and Dream. The main character there was an abuse victim, and I got angry at her for not standing up to the abuse not realizing how terrible that kind of thinking is aka victim blaming. You always think you’ll do differently in a situation, but you’re not in that situation.