Inbox/Outbox: September 2, 2016

It has done nothing but storm this week so really I had no choice but to continue my plan to read all the books.

Inbox (Books Acquired)

Battle Royale remastered by Koushun TakamiBattle Royale by Koushun Takami, Nathan Collins (Translator): I’ve wanted to read this for a long time and treated myself on my birthday with a copy. I plan on taking Jessica Woodbury‘s suggestion of keeping a bookmark with all the characters names so I can cross them off as I read…

Unicorn on a Roll (Heavenly Nostrils #2) by Dana Simpson: The first book was utterly delightful and I plan on continuing to hide from the clusterfck that is 2016 by diving into this series.

 

Outbox (Books Finished)

Kim & Kim #1Kim & Kim by Magdalene Visaggio by Magdalene Visaggio, Eva Cabrera (Illustrator), Claudia Aguirre (Illustrator): Two awesome, smart-ass ladies are bounty hunters that take a case as a big FU to Kim Q’s dad. It was funny, had great characters, shape-shifting, and reminded me a bit of Spaceballs–I can not wait for more of the series!

The Last One by Alexandra Oliva, Mike Chamberlain (Narrator), Nicol Zanzarella (Narrator): I love going into a book knowing nothing about it and being rewarded with a great story. This is told in alternating POV: you get the filming of a wilderness type reality show slathered in social commentary that was just recently filming and you get Zoo narrating what she believes to be her solo-mission on the show as she tries to survive and refuses to quit. What is reality and what is not? I really enjoyed that the tone was completely different between the POVs but still felt cohesive in the book.

 

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

The Mothers by Brit BennettThe Mothers by Brit Bennett: I’ve basically only heard people say this book is amazing so I’m super excited to read it, especially since I’ve avoided knowing anything about the plot. I can just feel this is going to be one of those fantastic novels. (Riverhead Books, Oct. 11)

The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad #6) by Tana French: I’ve just started and already I know Antoinette Conway will end up being one of my all time favorite detective characters. I mean her attitude is basically that everyone is an arsehole, she swears like a sailor, and is determined to stop being given crap cases. I love her. (Viking, Oct. 4)

And that’s been my week so far. Tell me all about yours!

 

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