Reading This Week: 4th March 2019

I started Beartown and Her Last Move last week so I’m planning to finish those before I start anything else.

Beartown isn’t the type of book I’d usually read, but I accidentally placed a hold at the library, so I thought I’d try it. Her Last Move is my usual crime thriller, and I read another book by John Marrs earlier this year which I really enjoyed, so I’m looking forward to spending an evening reading this.

This week at work is going to be mostly coding and staring at excel spreadsheets, so is perfect for listening to audiobooks. I have Solaris by Stanislaw Lem and Sphere by Michael Crichton downloaded already. The Dark Web and The Detainee are next in my queue. I always listen to audiobooks at double speed so I should be able to get through a few before this piece of work is finished.

I also have The Chalk Man and Lost Boy from the library that I’m hoping to read this week.

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with re-tellings and alternate versions of fairy tales and classic stories. Some of them are amazing, but I usually find that a lot are released, or become popular, around the same time, and it quickly becomes overdone. That said, I’m excited about Lost Boy. I haven’t seen any of these stories about Peter Pan before, and I enjoyed Alice by Christina Henry

It feels like a fairly ambitious list of books, as I also have tickets to the midnight showing of Captain Marvel and a cat that doesn’t approve of lie-ins, so I might be zombified on Friday.
What are you planning on reading this week?

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