Welcome to Friday Reads. Each Friday, I’ll review any books I’ve completed that week, as well as share what I’m reading right now. And by “Each Friday,” I mean “some Fridays.”

My posting hasn’t exactly been regular, huh? I’d probably be around #20 if I’d posted every Friday.


Once Upon a River – Diane Setterfield – 3.5* (May 19)

The book was meandering, like the river central to its tales. With so many characters, it was often hard to keep them straight – and harder still to track their (possible) relationships to each other. 

The writing was lovely and the characters of Rita, Daunt, and Armstrong were especially interesting. The “girl” at the center of the mystery may have been the least compelling character.

Currently Reading:

Becoming – Michelle Obama (11%)

I’ll get back to this eventually.

If Cats Disappeared from the World – Genki Kawamura (37%)

I picked this up on a whim from my local independent bookstore as a birthday gift to myself. Thanks, me!

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories – Angela Carter (60%)

This month’s short story collection. Fairy tales retold in a modern-day setting.