Reading inbox-outbox: Week of 8 June

Late post this week (again) because I got home from a weekend hike/camping trip last night and was too tired to post….

Inbox (books acquired)

  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Kindle, library) — My library hold timing game is way off. I was hoping to get this in time to read on vacation. But my hold came up earlier than expected, so I guess I’m reading this now. No big deal, I have other good choices picked for vacation, and I’m pretty excited to read this one.

Outbox (books finished)

  • The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion (Author), Dan O’Grady (Narrator) (audiobook, library) — This book definitely suffers from “sequel sickness”… The two main characters (Rosie and Don) that we met and enjoyed in the first book have become caricatures of themselves in this book. Neither of them end up behaving in a believable manner. And the plot is constructed of barely plausible miscommunications. The ending feels rushed and slightly ridiculous. If you liked the first book, I’d say just skip the sequel.

Queue (what I’m reading next)

  • Almost finished Astoria this weekend… we’ll probably finish it this week…
  • Started a re-read of Slaughterhouse Five while camping because I needed a thin paperback to take on the hike. I’m already about halfway through it…
  • Still chugging along through Blightborn… the chapters are really short, so this makes great lunchtime reading… but I may have to pause on this one so I can read and finish Crazy Rich Asians before it’s due back to the library…

Well, time to go catch my bus…

 

(Reminder: the format for my weekly inbox/outbox posts was adopted from Book Riot’s weekly column of the same name…)

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