Happy New Year’s Eve! I figured before I begin all the ‘year’ and ‘decade’ ender lists, I should wrap up what I read for the month.
This month was a bit of a slow reading month for me, due to Christmas stuff and work and whatnot. I liked what I read though, so I’m happy with it.
Land of the Lustrous vol 8 and 9 by Haruko Ichikawa – This continues to be a super neat series. The farther I get into it, the more I like it. With volume 9 read, I’m caught up as to what’s out and available! – 3.5 stars each
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – I ended up really, really liking this book. It was a buddy read I did with my buddy Ashley, and she actually ended up giving it five stars. I think the only thing that kept it from being the same for me was the pacing at the end, it seemed, well, rushed and slow at the same time, it’s hard to explain. But I really enjoyed this and am gonna pick up the second one! – 4.5 stars
Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente – Ending the year with a bang, I’m tellin’ ya. I had a feeling I was gonna love this book, and I was right. I must say though, it’s one of the weirdest books I’ve ever read. The plot was disjointed and lilting and melancholy and whimsical and dark and just… weird. I loved it, though. It felt like a fairy tale, albeit not one for children. The plot was disjointed, as mentioned, but it kinda made the experience better. It made it feel more like a story piecing together bits of myth here and legend there instead of a straight narrative, if that makes sense. Usually I wouldn’t dig something like this but… I don’t know, Valente really made it work. I love that I’m ending the reading year – the reading decade with a five star read. Love it, love it, love it. – 5 stars
- Nothing really, except Christmas! Merry late Christmas! And Happy Holidays! Yada yada!
You’ll find out tomorrow, now won’t you.
And that’s it! Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful reading year like I did!