When I saw this was about life in a brothel in Pompeii I clicked to add it to my cart so fast and I do not regret it. Even if it didn’t have the one thing I was hoping it would have.
So these are the shows, movies and books I’ve loved so far in 2021. I would recommend checking all of them out obviously.
I will say though looking at a list of things ahead the 2nd half of 2021 is pretty event heavy so I could see some of these things being pushed out so I thought I’d give them some Mid-Year love.
Detransition, Baby is one of those books that’s a little hard to write a review about because it’s like I enjoyed it while reading it… I also admit I had to keep reminding myself to pick it back up and finish it.
Though that could be a little on me to- I’m all over the place these days. But it was interesting and I have a deficit of books about the trans experience in my library so it was definitely worth it.
I really, really enjoyed The Other Black Girl but I went into it without knowing really anything about it and was a little surprised by one big element. I’d definitely be interested in others opinions as they read the book.
For the first 45% or so of this book I thought it was a beautiful translation of a slice of life story. Nice but kind of average save how I wished I could read it in French. By the end I was like oh 5 stars definitely going to be on a best of the year list from me!
I am weirdly optimistic when it comes to books. I believe that they will get better which rarely is something I can do in real life. It keeps me reading. It makes it hard to DNF.
And I have never used the Audible refund policy for a book whether I like it or not.
So Out was a first in a lot of ways. It also brought my progress in the Asian Readathon to a screeching halt and indeed nearly derailed my reading!
This gets spoilery below!
The third book in the Skyward series called Cytonic (love it!) is out on November 23rd! I haven’t heard much about that considering it’s one of my favorite series (the second was even better than the first) it’s just shot right to the top of my list!
Well Geeked Week did bring us a teaser, full of fast images and Ciri centric. It wasn’t what I was hoping for but hey I do like that character and there’s a date for when we might get further news…
I must admit I only really knew the story of Ariadne through who she’s connected to. Mainly the Minotaur (not one I ever really knew either) and Daedalus and Icarus.
So when I picked this book up thinking to just try a chapter I was drawn in fast. It’s a pretty readable book. Ariadne is like a good beach read myth retelling. While nowhere near as lyrically drawn it has some shades of Circe as well.
I talked earlier this year about my love for The Ninth Rain the first book in a fantasy series by Jen Williams (as well as my trouble getting my hands on the other two) well done, done and happy to report it’s a 5 Star Series all the way through!