This week’s Musing Mondays from Should Be Reading asks…
“This week’s musing asks…
Are there any “raved reads” –books that everyone seems to be talking about– that you’re hoping to get read this year, yourself? What books are they, and why are you hoping to read them? Is it because you want to say you’ve read it? Or, would you have chosen to read it, even if you’d discovered it yourself, and no one was raving about it?“
I don’t read that many modern books. I don’t really pay attention to all the buzz that surrounds the recent spate of releases because I know most of them are not to my taste. I catch the names of a few of them here and there (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Blow on a Dead Man’s Embers; etc, etc). I do look at them if I see them at the bookstores but I may never read them.
I think Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mysteries are somewhat hyped. I have read the first one, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I liked it but didn’t go crazy for Flavia as many readers seem to have gotten. I have the second two, The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag and A Red Herring Without Mustard, on my TBR list. I hope to read them this year.
The Peculiar Childred, I’ve heard a lot about and want to read, I think i want to read it more because the cover is amazingly creepy. Happy Reading! Here’s my MM
I thought of picking up Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children but then got discouraged after I read somewhere that it is kind of like a set up for a series of books. I am not that into ‘series’ reading in general.
Interesting!! I like to read lots of reviews before I read, I guess – well, except when I’m spontaneous. My Musings: Colorimetry
I read book reviews only if I am not sure whether I’ll like the book or not. But with Classics or Vintage Mysteries I don’t read anything beforehand. Even if I do get disappointed, I know it will never be anything too bad.
Alan Bradley’s book is a perfect example of a big hyped book that really did not do it for me. I read the first..it was ok, but did not feel moved to read the next one.
Yes, I thought The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie was okay too. It’s a lot better than a lot of tripe passing off as ‘literature’ today but it’s nothing earth shattering either.