Hard to believe it’s been a month already since the last Literary Junkies book chat. Today, there are some really fun questions! If you want to join in our book discussion, tonight we are discussing Where’d You Go Bernadette at 7pm CST using the hashtag #literaryjunkies.
1. What are you currently reading? Tell us about it!
So many things. My review pile is seriously starting to stack up. I’m going to have to put a pause on reading until I finish reviewing everything! Right now, I’m reading Moving Day by Jonathan Stone, A Triple Knot by Emma Campion, Left Behind the Wall by Robert Elmer, Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, The Case of the Missing Marquess Nancy Springer, and so many others! I just finished Outside In by Doug Cooper, and The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini, as well as Where’d You Go Burnadette, for our book club!
So far, my favorite is probably The Case of the Missing Marquess. Its a middle-grade book about the much younger sister of Sherlock Holmes and her adventures finding the missing Marquess. The story is written using words popular in older books, so it is quite a fun read.
2. Do you judge a book by its cover? What cover elements make you not want to pick up a book?
I do tend to judge books by the cover. I like my covers to have a sort of steampunk feel to them, ideally. I don’t like covers that are cartoony, or look like romance novels from the 1980s. I will probably also shy away from a book if I don’t like the font. I don’t know why. I picked up The Night Circus just for the cover, and it has become one of my favorite books.
6. What is the worst book you’ve read this year? Why?
The worst book I have read this year… I think for the most part, all of the books I have read this year have been pretty good! I sort of know what to look for in blog tours now so I can avoid books I think that I will probably dislike. I was sort of disappointed in Renegades, and Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek was also not what I was hoping for, but other than those two, most of what I have read this year has been enjoyable.
Renegades was a science fiction novel written by a woman, which I thought was really great. But the story was sort of boring and the writing was bland. Riley Mae was supposed to be an inspirational book for middle-grade girls, but it was too shallow for my taste.
These books were fine in their own way, but didn’t stand out to me as great books.
I’m excited to read everyone else’s answers! 🙂