I don’t know about you all, but this week went by so fast for me. I haven’t even gotten used to it starting and suddenly it’s Sunday! Weird when that happens. What made my week, though, was when a friend sent over a batch of red velvet cupcakes for me to taste-test for an online bakery he intends to set up. The cupcakes were AMAZING, but then again, I could be biased.
Anyway, on to the wrap up!
Posts This Week
- Book Review: Parable of the Sower (Earthseed #1) by Octavia E. Butler
- Book Review: Parable of the Talents (Earthseed #2) by Octavia E. Butler
Books Read This Week
I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about Luster, and after finishing it I had rather conflicting feelings about it. On one hand, I found the prose and the narrator brilliant, but on the other hand, it became increasingly exhausting to read. Might have to sit on this for awhile.
Books I’m Currently Reading
- I think Actress is going to sit on my Currently Reading shelf for awhile. The prose certainly is very pretty but neither the story nor the characters are drawing me in.
- I’ve picked up Emezi’s debut novel, Freshwater, because I wanted to read this before the author’s second novel, The Death of Vivek Oji, which was released early this month. I’m loving EVERYTHING about it so far, and fingers crossed this’ll be my first 5-star read of the month!
That’s it for my week! Have you read or heard of any of the books I’ve mentioned? What have you been reading lately? Let me know in the comments!