Hello Everyone! 🙂
This is going to be the start of the new normal and because of which, I was a little unsure of whether to actually make a Weekly Reading TBR this week. With me going back to work this week, with the opening of Non-Essential Retail Shops, I am not going to have the same amount of time to read as I have had, plus I am also a little stressed and anxious about going back to work. It is for this reason why I am still going to be doing my Weekly Reading TBRs, to keep something the same and to still give myself a goal and some kind of my own normality with all this happening. It isn’t going to be a large TBR, with the hope of it being more realistic and achievable. Lets get started.
One book that I hope to read and finish this week is the second book in the Southern Reach series, continuing on with the series, with that book being Authority by Jeff Vandermeer. I enjoyed the first book in this series and it left me wanting to know more, wanting my questions answers, just simply and purely intrigued. I am planning to listen to the second book via audiobook format, which will not only make me be able to continue on with this series quicker (as I don’t own the physical sequel), but will make me to be able to experience this series it in another format. This series, I think, will make a good listen to as an audiobook with it’s writing style and I am excited to see how this is executed. Plus, I usually listen to audiobooks a lot quicker than reading a physical book, so this is a good way to chuck in a book I want to read, plus add an extra book this week.
Another book I am hoping to read this week is my advance readers copy of The Village by Nikita Lalwani, which is a book I have received thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme. This book is already out and was actually released on 7th June 2012. This book sounds so good and like a dark read. This book is about a village in India where murders and their families live in an open prison, which is this village. A BBC filmmaker from London, twenty-seven-year-old Ray Bhullar arrives to film a documentary about this village. The longer they’re there, the more dramatic story they’re wanting, however this isn’t the case. So moral judgements, manipulation and disturbing turns follow on. This is something I am keen to read, especially regarding the lengths somebody might go to in order to get the story that they want to tell, regardless of what’s morally acceptable, or whether it’s the truth. So I’m interested to see what happens within this story and whether it resolves itself, or takes a truly drastic turn that there’s no coming back from, all in the name of a documentary, that’s built on lies.
The last two books I plan to get to this week are the two books that were on my Reading TBR last week that I didn’t manage to get to them, and those two are Bernice Takes A Plunge by Ann Harth and The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva. I have been sent both of these books in order to read and review, either by the author or the publisher and I am eager to do so. Bernice Takes A Plunge is a junior fiction book about a young want to be detective who sees crimes being committed everywhere, which I am eager to read with my niece. With us being the only redheads in the family, it’s rare to find a goods children’s book, with a character she can visual connect to, that I can read to her about, so I am excited. The Existence of Amy is also one I’m excited about and I have received the physical copy of this book and can finally dive into it. It’s a book that does deal with topics like OCD and depression, so it’s not a book I want to rush through.