This month I read 9 books for a total of 3,080 pages and an average of 103 pages per day. Long Way was by far my favorite book, but The Serpent King was a close second. The Burning Light was also a fantastic novella. I DNF’d yet another book this month, so it’s not counted in any of this.I DNF’d yet another book this month, so it’s not counted in any of this.
I’m also experiencing technical difficulties with basically all of my images, thanks to a dick move by Photobucket, so bear with me for the foreseeable future.
Also, I’m adding pictures to my wrap-ups again, because…well because.
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
First Sentence: There were things Dillard Wayne Early Jr. dreaded more than the start of school at Forrestville High.
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
First Sentence: As she woke up in the pod, she remembered three things.
Notable Quote: “The price of a fresh start was having no one to fall back on.”
Plank’s Law by Lesley Choyce
First Sentence: Most of my story isn’t very interesting, so you’ll be pleased to know I’m going to leave much of it out.
Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
First Sentence: His mother glides across the flagstone patio slowly, hips and long legs working in time with the music, a kind of undulating dance that reminds Miles of the way tall grass moves just before a thunderstorm.
A few thoughts on Goodreads:
Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
First Sentence: “Ask me a riddle,” Blaine invited.
Shon the Taken by Tanith Lee
First Sentence: From Pine Walk you could see most of the valley.
Lightning in the Blood by Marie Brennan
First Sentence: The pass through which Ree came back into Solaike barely deserved the name.
The Burning Light by Bradley P. Beaulieu
First Sentence: They came to the first junkie at a landing maybe fifteen floors up.
Review to come:
The Lost Boy by Christina Henry
First Sentence: Once I was young, and young forever and always, until I wasn’t.
*cover images from Goodreads