I am running out of days in the year to read cat mystery novels. Good thing I only have 2 cat mysteries left to read to meet my goal.
WHAT I READ
I finished reading The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill. LOVE THIS BOOK. I think it’s my favorite of the books I’ve read this year. It’s a beautiful story, but it’s also deep and imaginative and touching and sweet. I highly recommend this one. Yes, it’s a middle grade book, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from enjoying it. And yes, the titular “girl” is our main main character, but our secondary main characters are adults, so it’s not like the adults who read it have no one to connect with. This came very highly recommended to me, and I pass along that recommendation to you.
WHAT I’M READING
I started Crime and Poetry by Allison Flower. I recently met the cat which makes this a cat mystery novel, and I really like him (Emerson). I think I might like the protagonist, and I probably like her grandma. This is a nice change from some of the other recent cozy mysteries I’ve read. Hopefully I keep liking them and can break that “like the animals but not the humans” trend.
I’m still listening to Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh. I don’t like the middle of the book as much as I liked the beginning. It seems more cliched now. However, it had great promise at the start, so I do intend to keep reading. I am having a really hard time believing the main character now, though. She doesn’t seem all that realistic for her universe.
And in addition to Raventower and Merriweather #1: Secrets by Lazette Gifford, I picked up the ebook version of Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire. That one is a shorter book, so I’ll probably switch to that one and finish it first.
WHAT I’LL READ NEXT
Another cat mystery. Probably the second Mrs. Murphy novel by Rita Mae Brown or the next Black Cat Bookshop mystery by Ali Brandon. Other than that, I’m not focused on my next read.
Happy weekend, and may you have lots of time to read!