My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman – 4 Stars
I really enjoy Fredrik Backman’s novels. I found this one entertaining and enjoyed reading about Elsa’s adventures. Occasionally I would forget how young Elsa actually was due to her mature nature. I will admit I tended to glaze over details involving The Land of Almost Awake and Miamas. I do wish I had read this before I read Britt-Marie was Here. I did not realize they were connected. Chronologically, My Grandmother Asked takes place before Britt-Marie.
The Child by Fiona Barton – 3 Stars
I enjoyed reading this, however, I guessed the outcome of the book in the second chapter. I dislike when I can predict the ending. I want a suspense novel to be more suspenseful. It ended up being exactly what I thought it would; a quick, finished in one-sitting read.
The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson – 3 Stars
The Clockwork Dynasty was an extra book I selected with my Book of the Month selection. I enjoy the steampunk genre and Russian history, so I thought I would give it a go. While I enjoyed the overall story, I never connected with the protagonists. Ultimately, I thought the ending was a bit of a letdown.
Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager – 3 Stars
This was a random selection made whilst I was browsing my library’s Always Available e-book section. I was intrigued to see a few historical figures that I had no idea were considered to be apart of the queer world. I found the book to be very interesting, however, the writing style was far too informal for my liking. The extremely informal tone almost made it feel more like I was reading a gossip column than a mini-biography. After browsing the bibliography, I am interested in continuing to learn about several of the subjects found in this book.