Booktuber Ange at Beyond the Pages set a challenge to read 30 books in December. As I had a very slow reading month in November and had a big stack of library books out plus I know I’m getting 12+ books for Christmas (and my birthday will undoubtedly include some bookish parcels) I thought this would be a good way to free up some shelf space in my library. I’ve created a loose TBR which I’ll be picking from primarily but I can deviate from if I wish. I’ll update here every two to three books.
Book 1: Hollow City by Randsome Riggs. This is the second in the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series, I read the first one of these this time last year and thought it was okay but lacked any real emotional pull. This second book was bought with the first in a deal so i thought it’d be good to get it moving off of my pile. Again with this one I felt it was lacking that gripping factor, there was lots of action and mystery but I have no connection to any of the characters – having looked at reviews I seem to be in the minority. I won’t be buying the third and will take the first two books into school for the borrowing bookshelves in my room.
Book 2: Orhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian. I had never heard of this book until it was selected as the monthly read for one of the groups I belong to on goodreads, I grabbed a copy from the library as it sounded interesting.
Orhan returns to his family home after the death of his grandfather, when his grandfather’s will is read Orhan’s strained relationship with his father is tested even further when the family company is handed to him and the family home to a woman no one had even heard of. Orhan goes in search of the woman and discovers the truth about his family’s past and their involvement in the Armenian genocide.
This book covers a lot in content and emotions but you never feel rushed or that things have only been touched upon. The hardback is over 300 pages yet I managed it in one sitting. I’ll certainly be looking for more books from this author.