Okay, I got a tad sad when I realized that I wasn’t reading enough to finish the Book Riot Read Harder challenge this year THEN sense kicked in. So what if it takes me longer than a year. So what if I want to read a book that doesn’t fit the criteria.
So I’m going to take my time, and read around. The most important thing is that I’m reading. Even if I generally get my reading done at 4am after Zoey has had a pee and I can’t get back to sleep.
So, September-October I read only one book for the Read Harder Challenge and that was ‘The Liar’ by Stephen Fry (a book by someone who identifies LGBTQ). I originally started this book when it was originally published zillion years ago. As much as I LOVE Stephen Fry this book is ridiculously self indulgent, dull and needed a strong editor. It almost put paid to me reading anything ever again BUT I surfaced to read Agatha Christie’s ‘The Body in the Library’ which was also dry but a mercifully short read.
After that I needed something fun so I dived back in to an Alexander McCall Smith cosy mystery and ‘The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds’. It was cosy medicine! Then I was recommended ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’ by M. R. Carey which was the opposite of McCall Smith. Jarring, brilliant and contained zombies.