What I've Read so far This Year | Enduring All Things

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

What I've Read so far This Year

So, it's been a minute since I last posted about what I've been reading. Tayler, Autumn and I decided to stop doing the Reading Roundup linkup because we were having trouble posting every month and not many people were linking up. I want to keep blogging about books as much as I can though. There are some other book linkups out there and I think I'll start posting in the middle of the month to line up better with those linkups.

Anyway, I haven't finished many books since my lost post in December. You'd think with all the traveling we did, I'd read a lot in the car. But I've discovered that I don't like doing that so much. I don't like being in my own world in the car and leaving Pearson to drive. I would rather spend that time with him either talking, or playing a game, or... listening to an audio book.

So that's what we did for a lot of our trip. We listened to Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton. I'm not counting that nor am I going to do a full review because that was mostly for Pearson and I slept through some of it. But it was really good. It was interesting and engaging and historical!

We also listened to the first three Harry Potter books! I'm not counting or reviewing those either because... Well, because I've read them several times already and hopefully you don't need a review of them.

So that brings us to the one book that I did read finished over the last month and a half. I say "finished" because I actually started reading it back in November... But that is changing starting this month. I'm getting back into reading. I know I say that a lot, but I promise it's true this time.

So anyway without further adieu...
What I've Read so far This Year. Book review of The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith.

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

So as I mentioned, I started this book back in November and finished it last week. So that should tell you that it certainly wasn't the best book I ever read and I had trouble getting into it. However, I will say that I started trying to read it at an unfortunate time. What with the holidays, graduation, packing up our apartment and moving, I had no time for anything. I barely even blogged. Also, I had just gotten back involved with a book club some ladies from church do because I wanted to spend my last few months in Ohio with them. So I put this book aside and read some others for that.

Anyway, all this to say that even though it took me three months to read, it was actually pretty good! I will say it did actually take a little bit to get going. It wasn't just because I was busy when I read it. But eventually it was hard to put down.

If you don't know, Cormoran Strike is a Private Investigator and in the first book, The Cuckoo's Calling, he's hired to investigate the supposed murder of a famous model. So it's somewhat of a murder mystery, which if you've been reading my book review posts recently, you know that's my jam! The ending was a complete shock as they always are. You'd think I'd start actually predicting them by now but they still always surprise me.

Anyway, I do recommend this book. Just know it's sort of on the long side (I mean we're talking about JK Rowling here) and, for me at least, it took a little while to get going,

What have you read this month? Let me know in the comments!
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