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.”

Finished:

A Perilous Undertaking
(Veronica Speedwell #2) — Deanna Raybourn
3.75* (Oct 9)

I loved the first book in this series so much that the second installment was destined to fall short of my expectations. The story was still very enjoyable and the main characters were complex. But I just didn’t feel the same stakes for them as in the first story. The personal tensions were relegated to B- or even C-plot status, leaving the central mystery feeling like any serial case of the week.

All the same, I’ll be back soon for book 3.


Abandoned:

Yes Please — Amy Poehler

More like forgotten. I forgot I was listening to this audiobook until the library automatically returned it upon expiration. Eh.


Currently Reading:

25 Icelandic Ghost Stories – Jón R. Hjálmarsson (26%)

No progress on my Iceland souvenir.

Becoming — Michelle Obama (11%)

Sorry, Michelle. It’s not you, it’s me.

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