BOOKS I READ THIS JUNE
- •Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ but I was actually a little disappointed. I felt it was full of witty aphorisms but that it lacked in plotting and character development.
- •The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North⭐️ super disliked this one. It felt like a rough draft that was trying to catch up on a word count. A fantastic what-if premise though, that left me terrified or being forgotten.
- •Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love the idea of this alternate history where the Great Library of Alexandria was never destroyed, but I feel like this book kind of "lost the plot". The world-building lacks believability. Still interested enough to read the sequel...
- •KWEZI: Issues 1-3 by Loyiso Mkize⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The first homegrown South African superhero comic with diverse characters. SO AWESOME.
- •The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake⭐️⭐️⭐️ historical fiction set in post-WW2 Japan, featuring the letters written to General MacArthur and a young girl looking for her missing sister. I liked it, but it had issues. I wrote a review here: https://barefootmeds.wordpress.com/2016/06/25/the-translation-of-love-book-review/
- •Krismis van Map Jacobs by Adam Small⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ South African protest theatre set in the Apartheid years. Really dark, and good. The playwright died this past weekend.