Vee’s Book Nook: May

Got up to a bit more reading in May, each book vastly different from the other.

Queen of Always: The Stolen Empire by Sherry D. Ficklin: The last book in the series about Queen Catherine the Great and it was the best one of the series. The book continues to show Catherine’s power at Russian court, both over her people, and the men that love her. With the understanding that the book is not historically accurate, I quite enjoyed how the storyline played out and how Catherine passionately ruled, was honest in what she wanted, did everything in her power to get what she wanted and stayed strong till the end even when she suffered losses. The series also prompted me to continue learning more about the real Catherine the Great.

The Green Angel Tower Part 2 by Ted Williams: FINALLY finished this fantasy series, after what feels like forever. The rest of the story was good, a very standard ending but with a couple twists thrown in there. The heroes save the day at the last minute, Simon becomes the king, and gets the girl while peace is restored to the kingdom. I am glad I finished it through, it was worth the read once I got into the story. 

Something To Tell You by Hanif Kureishi: A third recommendation from my co worker, and just like the other book I read by this author (Love in a Blue Time), this was also a bit twisted and dark. The story is about a psychologist with a dark past regarding his teenage love that has influenced his interesting (to say the least) life in London. I enjoyed reading it as it put me outside of my comfort zone a bit, and the story was ultimately about the depth and degrees of love.

Modelland by Tyra Banks: There is no where to start with this. I have no idea why I felt that I needed to read this in the first place. Maybe a throwback to the days I watched Top Model, or just for kicks who knows. Either way, the book is BAD. If I knew what an acid trip was like, I would imagine that I could compare this book to that. Nothing really makes sense, and it s overall very disturbing. Perhaps tha was the point. Either way, you can live a full life without having read this book. 

Next month I plan to finally read Beowulf, and then who knows?

– xoxo Veronica 


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