Picture borrowed from the Blogging Bookshop
As far as the reading challenge stuff, I've finished three more books on my list. They are as follows:
- Secret of the Haunted Mirror (Three Investigators Series) by M.V. Carey for the category of book from my childhood
- Paper Towns by John Green for book that became a movie (which I totally want to see)
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a book that got bad reviews, which still amazes me
My next book for the challenge will be either Looking for Alaska by John Green or one of the Bronte classics. I'll be using Armada for my book that came out this year instead of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee as I've heard lots of negative feedback that make me hesitate to read it. Apparently the representation of Atticus Finch in the sequel isn't very flattering and I don't want to ruin a story I love by tarnishing the image of the hero. And I really can't invest time in a book that is sure to piss me off by making said hero into a racist, especially after what made him a hero was to stand up against societal pressure of the time, to not be a bigot like his friends and neighbors. No thanks. I get enough disgusting racism and hate in the news and on social media without putting it in my relaxation time too. Okay, rambling done for now. I'll be back very soon with a new Cozy Mystery Monday review and the review for Armada. I'm also sorely lacking in reviews for all the great stuff I got from NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion. Off to read lots!