Catching Up

/ Books /

I don’t really want to get into all of the details, but it’s been a trying few weeks. As a result, I’ve fallen behind on life in general, but now I’m ready to catch up.

Even at the time of my last post (which was a month ago), I was way behind on my book reviews. I really want to write a full review for each book that I’ve read lately, but I know it will take some time, so here’s the condensed summary of what I’ve read or listened to:

Princep’s Fury (Codex Alera, #5) by Jim Butcher

This was pretty good, but not outstanding. I like this series for the most part, but it’s a little on the bland side, which is a surprise considering that Butcher’s other series, the Dresden Files, is just amazing.

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi (audio)

This was absolutely brilliant. I really like the premise, but the storytelling and characterization is what made this one a classic for me.

American God’s by Neil Gaiman (audio)

I remember thinking that Old Man’s War was one of the best novels that I had read in awhile, but this was even better. A fantastic story with unforgettable characters and an astonishingly refreshing insight into American culture and human nature.

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3) by Brandon Sanderson

This was a solid conclusion to the Mistborn trilogy. It wasn’t exactly what I expected, but I think that was a good thing. For an epic fantasy novel, this one left me with a lot to think about. I’ll definitely be reading more Sanderson in the future.

I’m also currently reading Before They Are Hanged (The First Law, #2) by Joe Abercrombie and listening to Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. Both have been really good so far.

Well, I think that’s all I’ve got time for tonight. Until we meet again…