What are you currently reading?
I just started two new books yesterday, Miss Peregrin's Home for Peculiar Children
and The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory
, both of which I've only read a little of so far, but they both seem promising. What did you recently finish reading?
I actually finished The New Jim Crow
a couple weeks ago, but since I didn't do a reading post last week, that goes here. I definitely recommend this to anyone who's interested in anti-racism, police/prison reform/abolition, or if you're just curious about the various policies that have led to the US law enforcement system ending up as it is today.
I finished The Library at Mount Char
a few days ago, after holding off for like a week on the last couple chapters because I didn't want it to end. The ending was extremely satisfying, though, and for a book that I felt got off to such a rocky start, I really ended up loving this. I think the reason I wasn't sure at first is that it sets itself up to be a very different story than it actually ends up being. And the reveal of what actually is going on is great and I loved all the secrets and surprises and twists and turns. But the story is seemed to be at first wasn't really grabbing me, so I'm glad I am not the type to drop something just because of a slow beginning.
I also read volumes 4-8 of Y: The Last Man
, and my feelings are as mixed as when I started. Overall I'm enjoying it, though.
Manga-wise, I read 7 Seeds
vol. 34, which is, according to the author's note at the end, the second-to-last volume of the main series, though she is planning on writing some side stories. I will be so, so sad to see this series end, but I also can't wait to see the conclusion. The final volume is coming out next month, but there's usually a one-month delay for ebooks, boo.
I also read volume 1 of Slow Motion wo Mou Ichido
, a series about two high school students who are super into 80s music/pop culture and can't relate to the stuff their peers are into. It's pretty cute, and also super nostalgic.What do you think you'll read next?
I'm probably going to read the last two volumes of Y: The Last Man today, and I also finally got around to getting the last book in the All-of-a-Kind Family series transferred from the main library to the one near me, so I'm going to pick that up tonight and will probably read it right away.
By the way, if any of you are on Goodreads and we're not friended yet, hit me up
! Lately I've been using it a lot more frequently, updating my progress in books as I read them, etc. rather than just going on once in a while to input books I've finished, and I found I really like seeing the sidebar with books my friends are reading or interested in reading, and I've picked up a lot of interesting-sounding stuff that way.