Isolation Book Club: June

This is more likely than not the last instalment of Isolation Book Club.

I hope other bookworms out there took advantage of the free time we ended up with our hands. At the time of writing, I have read 24 books, 17 of which during the lockdown.

As I mentioned before, books have been a godsend to me during this troubling time.

Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up by Tom Phillips

Do you know what makes me feel a bit better about screwing up? Knowing that whatever I did is nowhere near as bad as some of the things mentioned in this book.

Frankly, this is schadenfreude the book. Which is probably why I enjoyed it so much. I ended up finishing this book in two days because I couldn’t put it down.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

This is one of my sister’s favourite books, she lent me her old copy since she was given the hardback.

In this YA fantasy, a group of outcasts are hired to take on the most impossible heist.

Since this was a YA, I didn’t expect it to be as dark and brutal as it was. Don’t get me wrong, that’s precisely why I like it. It kept me at the edge of my seat until the very end.

The Collasping Empire by John Scalzi

It took me six months to get my hand on this book. Was it worth it?

Honestly, yes.

It’s the first in a series, so the vast majority of the book is setting up how this world works, the key players and the conflict. I didn’t mind since all the characters are interesting and there is more than enough action to keep me invested.

On top of that, normally books like this take a while to get through, but this was rather fast-paced. There was a fair amount of laughs, drama and twists to keep me wanting more. Hopefully, it won’t take me another six months to find the sequels.

This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us by Edgar Cantero

It’s a bit rare, but sometimes when you start reading a book, you know you are going to love it within the first few lines. This is one of these books.

Elmore Leonard said it’s bad style to open a novel with the weather. Well, fuck him – it was a blazing red-hot August morning.

This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us by Edgar Cantero

Now that is how you get my attention.

I loved This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us. The concept of two siblings sharing a body while trying to stop a gang war is so creative. Plus this book is pretty funny, which is always a bonus.

What have you read this past month? As always please let me know if you have any reccomendations!

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