Posted On June 27, 2019
A selection of short reviews rather than a new post for each – it seems a little tidier.
Amber and Dusk by Lyra Selene
I read this book spread out over about six months in little pieces. Every time I read it, I loved it, but I can’t give a fair, coherent review as to structure and characters and world building etc. But I will happily read it again and review it properly, and I will definitely read the sequel.
As Kismet Would Have It by Sandhya Menon
Cute little short story catching up with Dimple and Rishi a year after the end of the previous story. It was nice to have a little update on them Rishi is just the sweetest guy.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
For me this book took a little while to get going. I spent a lot of it wanting to smack Ari upside the head and tell him to get over himself. Which considering it’s his story is a little unfair of me. But the book packs some emotional punches in the last quarter and leaves you feeling uplifted. It’s a great book about getting older, falling in love, trying to understand yourself. But I think it’s also a great book about parenting, how to and how not to.
So if you’re struggling to get through, soldier on a little more because you will (probably) see what everyone sees in it after a little longer.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
A nice collection of stories. Listening to them while doing chores meant that it was quite disjointed listening but as it was short stories it was a lot easier to get back into the plot when it had been a few days. A few of them I knew what was going on or could work it out but some I was genuinely stumped. I wonder if I’ll get better the more I read/listen!
Thanks for reading!