Reading project, week ending 4 Aug 2019

What have I read this week?

Lincoln’s Dreams/Passage by Connie Willis

This is a two-novel collection consisting of Lincoln’s Dreams and Passage. Lincoln’s Dreams is about a man called Jeff who is a researcher for an author who writes books set during the American Civil War. I found it pretty slow, and didn’t really enjoy it.

Passage is about a woman named Dr Joanna Lander who is researching near-death experiences. I found it interesting; I really liked the characters although not much really happens considering the length of the book.

A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs

This is a fantasy novel, the fourth in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. It follows Jacob Portman, a peculiar as he reunites with his friends and tries to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. I quite enjoyed this, apart from the ending, which I found a little annoying. I’ll probably read the next one, however.

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

This is a whodunnit in a book within a book format. It follows a woman named Susan Ryeland who is the editor for an author of detective novels. I found this a little irritating, to be honest – it felt like it was trying too hard to be clever. I’ve enjoyed some of Horowitz’s other books, but I wouldn’t recommend this one.

© bardofupton 2019

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