What I’ve Been Reading


Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell; The Magician King by Lev Grossman; The Help by Kathryn Stockett

No food post again this week; I’ve been so busy with other things that meals this week have consisted of
1. soup
2. macaroni and cheese
3. Japanese takeout
… so instead you get books!

Cloud Atlas is a wonderful book, beautiful and heartbreaking and uplifting all at once. The way the book is written is interesting too. It’s six stories all nested within one another, starting in the 1800s, going hundreds of years into the future and then back again. I didn’t realize until I was about halfway through but I actually read another of David Mitchell’s books, Black Swan Green, a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it.

I absolutely loved The Magicians; it was the first book I bought for my kindle, so I was really excited to read the sequel and The Magician King did not disappoint! I read the whole thing in about a day and a half and tbh I’m thinking of rereading them both this weekend.

I picked up The Help on a whim and idk, I didn’t really like it. It’s not bad, but the whole thing left me feeling a weird mix of sad, white-guilty and depressed. Kind of the same way I felt when I went to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis and my friend Amy, Taylor and I were the only white people there.

a full list of all this year’s books can always be found here, and as always, book links are usually to Amazon, and clicking on them might earn me a nickel.

One Reply to “What I’ve Been Reading”

  1. I was inspired to check out the Magicians, and I went and bought it today! I am psyyyyyyched. It sounds so good, thanks! (Sorry I didn’t buy it from Amazon and get you that sweet sweet nickel. I can put one in the mail for you lol)

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