A weekly 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.
Books Purchased: 2
- All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater – $15.19 @ Target: I couldn’t resist the hype train for this one, plus it’s impossible to go into Target and only pick up what you went to Target for…especially when it comes to me and books. I’m just thankful I resisted the video game section, but then I’m more likely to pick up a book anyway. Not only because it’s cheaper, but also because I’m less likely to receive it for Christmas. I already had her Scorpio Races on my TBR list, but the blurb for this (which you can find at the end of the link) was just too compelling to pass up. Definitely something I’d expect from the author of The Raven Cycle.
- Sins of the Father by Anthony Vicino – $0.99 @ Amazon: I’d just finished reading Mr. Vicino’s novella Parallel, which I’ll talk more about below, so I added and bought this one when I saw how cheap it was. Supporting indie authors is part of life. This book is about a murderer who has no idea why he killed his grandmother. The lack of motive presents a psychological conundrum.
Books Finished: 2
This story did not turn out as I expected, and that’s an excellent thing. I like when novels do something different with tropes, and Parallel (ironically, in a titular sense) could have gone a number of different ways. It’s a sci-fi that even non-sci-fi aficionados can appreciate, the elements serve to support the metaphor and message without overriding it. The story is also realistic as well as bittersweet. It’s only $0.99 on Kindle and less than 100 pages, so if you’re interested in a poignant sci-fi and would like to support an independent author, I’d pick this one up 🙂