Reading project, week ending 20 Feb 2022

What have I read this week?

Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville

This is a collection of short stories. I quite liked these, and would definitely read more by this author.

The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj by Anita Anand

This is a nonfiction book about Udham Singh, who spent his entire life trying to get revenge on the two men most responsible for the massacre in Jallianwala Bagh in 1919. I found this really interesting, and I would read more by this author.

Death in Daylesford by Kerry Greenwood

This is the latest in the Phryne Fisher series, about a female detective in Australia in the 1920s. I quite enjoyed this; the plot is pretty interesting even if I’m not all that interested in the characters. I might read more by this author.

Twelve Motives for Murder by Fiona Sherlock

This is a murder mystery about Elizabeth Chalice, a detective called in to investigate the murder of one of her acquaintances. I did not like this and did not finish it. I disliked all the characters, and didn’t like the transcript-like style of the book. I probably wouldn’t read anything else by this author.

Kisses For Jet: A Coming-of-Gender Story by Joris Bas Backer

This is a graphic novel about Jet, a teenager living in the Netherlands who is struggling with their gender. I enjoyed this although the graphical style didn’t really work for me. I liked the story and the characters though. I would probably read more by this author.

The Library of the Unwritten and The Archive of the Forgotten by A.J. Hackwith

These are fantasy novels about the Unwritten Wing of Hell’s Library and the people who work there. I really enjoyed these. The world is really fascinating, and I really liked the characters and the story. I would definitely read more by this author.

The Left-handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

This is a fantasy novel about Susan, a young woman who goes to London to find her father. I really enjoyed this. I liked the characters, and the world, and the story was really interesting. I would definitely read more by this author.

© bardofupton 2022

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