No wonder they call Wednesday “Hump Day”, I’m in a reading slump AGAIN and can’t decide which book I “Otter” be reading. I’ve started four (4? yikes!!) books and can’t seem to get really ‘into’ any of them. Sad because all the first chapters are pretty interesting. I’m stuck between:
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker
At a friend’s wedding, Nora takes a walk into the woods and finds herself in another world. Magic abounds and there is a handsome man to take her mind off her fickle fiance’ who is marrying someone else back in the ‘real’ world. This book has some promise if the magic takes off and Nora stops chewing the fat and gets on with the story!
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
More magic! Jennifer Strange (best character name ever!) runs something called KAZAM! which is an employment agency for magicians. This is in a world where the magic is dying and every hope is pinned on the fabled Dragonslayer. Fforde is a quirky author whose books never quite lead you where you thought you were going but what fun getting there!
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
Four kids, two dads, a new school year and family shenanigans & hilarity. This just came out in July and the sample on Amazon was so hilarious I immediately put it on my wish list. I love funny family books and this one is getting lots of buzz-better move it to the top of the reading list!
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Australian surgeon, Japanese POW camp, Burma death railway. Over 80 five star reviews on Amazon and long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. This is not just a book, this is ‘literature’. The first chapter introduces us to Dorrigo Evans and sets up the plot. Engrossing, but dark. I’ve wanted to read this one for a while and just got it from the library but may have to finish something lighter before I jump back in for another chapter.
So, four good books for me to choose from; I wonder what you will be reading today?