Since we are now halfway through the year I thought it would be a good idea to just check in on the diverse books I was trying to prioritise this year and see how I’m going! So far I have read 2 out of the five books I had on my list so I definitely feel like I need to move them to the top of my TBR.
Books I’ve Completed are:
My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones – I don’t know whether it’s Stephen Graham Jones’ writing style or just Jade’s perspective in particular but I was confused as to what was happening for the majority of the story. Where she was and what she was doing and also who she was talking to, it was framed in a way that was a bit too chaotic for me. She was kind of devolving slowly but also as people kept dying she was become more assured of her predictions. It was very much a stream of consciousness style of writing and I couldn’t really follow along and appreciate it as much as others seem to. ⭐️2/5 stars
We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry – The concept was something I found to be super intriguing, but the way the connection between them all is created was a touch on the ridiculous side. Emilio being the overseer that these girls need to appease and power up to beat their opponents and get to state was just so over the top and kept me invested. ⭐️3/5 stars
Books I still need to read are: