Reading List

Favorite Authors
Bernard Cornwell
Cormac McCarthy
Joe Abercrombie
Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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Books I’ve Read (2023)

The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy
Rating: Currently Reading 
Currently reading…  

Being Wagner by Simon Callow
Rating: 4.0 Stars * * * *   
I always have trouble rating a non-finction book, and in particular a biography. However, I really enjoyed this book. It was full of great anecdotes and stories, and Simon did a great job of describing the troubled life of Wagner. You might think a book like this would be boring, but think again—it was such a good read that I put down The Passenger (see above) that I was reading at the same time to finish this one.   

Circe by Madeline Miller
Rating: 4.5 Stars * * * *
This turned out to be an amazing book. Following a large part of Homer’s epic story The Odyssey, it tells the detailed story of the witch Circe (daughter of the god Helios) who was set to exile on an island (the one Odysseus spend some time on). It was so well written, and captivated me all the way to the end. I was anxious to read this book after reading her other book, The Song of Achilles, and I was not disappointed! 

Crush The King by Jennifer Estep
Rating: 4.0 Stars * * * * 
I reread the prior Crown of Shards books so that I could enjoy this one, but I was a little bit disappointed. I so much enjoyed the first book in the series (Kill the Queen), and while I enjoyed this book, it wasn’t quite the same experience. Evie (the main character) was very well portrayed in this book (as with the other books) but the other characters fell a little flat. I loved the setting - the Regalia, a fierce competition among all the neighboring nations—what a great setting to have the last and final battle to crush the King of Morta. Or was it the last battle?  

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