Bookshelf Tour: The Rainbow Pt2

Welcome back to part two of my bookshelf tour, this week we are going to be looking at the red to orange books.

Bookshelf Tour: The Rainbow Pt2 | bluchickenninja.com

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Fun fact, way back in 2012 when I made youtube videos I did an entire video talking about this book and how pissed I was that I had to wait ages for the movie to be released. And no I will not be linking that video.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead. So I got this because I am very very slowly working my way through the reading list on wellread40.com, and most of the very early works can be found for free online but I came across this in Waterstones and even though it was expensive, bought it because the cover was shiny. I like shiny covers…..

Red Rising by Pierce Brown. This is what I imagine would happen if The Hunger Games and Ender’s Game made a baby. I know that sounds strange but it was actually really good.

A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle. Another Sherlock book I haven’t read. These books actually came in a pack and I’m pretty sure they have a bunch of extras from the people who wrote the BBC Sherlock adaption.

Parasite by Mira Grant. This was a weird book. It’s one of those books that tries to pretend it’s not a zombie book. It started off really good then around 100 pages in it’s all oh yeah and zombies now. Also the entire way the zombies worked was really confusing because like they could talk and think for themselves. Yeah… it wasn’t very good.

The Vacationers by Emma Straub. I got this in a charity shop almost brand new. I’ve also read that it’s not very good so that might be why I found an almost new copy in a charity shop.

Daily Rituals by Mason Currey. This is a book full of little essays about the daily life of famous and creative people. It’s pretty good if you’re lazy because you can be all “Look, Isaac Newton spent all day looking out a window and he still made something of his life” (I should also add that I totally just made that up).

The Narrow Road To The Deep North by Richard Flanagan. I haven’t read this yet. I should read it.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. So I really enjoyed the beginning of this. I can’t say why but the entire section on how they artificially engineer the embryos was really fascinating.

Lock In by John Scalzi. This was a really interesting short read. I keep talking about this but this book did disability in a very good way. In that there is an entire story going on and the point isn’t about the main character having a disability.

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith. This book is not what I would have expected from JK Rowling. Like I still can’t believe this came from her brain, it’s all about kinky sex and gruesome deaths and lots of stuff like that. And I know that JK came up with horcruxes which are pretty nasty things but still, that’s nothing compared to this book.

The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams. So I requested this from BookBridgr then I found out it was the second part of a sequel and I haven’t read it because I read a tiny bit and I had no idea what was going on.

Railsea by China Mieville. This book was recommended to me by Joe (@DiskettJoseph). It’s set in a future Earth where all the seas have dried up so people travel the flat expanses that were once seas on trains.

A Field Guide To Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit. Yeah, I only bought this because of the cover. It’s also not very good. I have read this book and I still have no idea what it was about. 

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9 Responses to “Bookshelf Tour: The Rainbow Pt2”

    • bluchickenninja

      I haven’t finished it yet, I’m about 50 pages in. But it’s really interesting. I find the whole sailing with trains thing really fascinating.

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  1. Magpiemakingdo

    I really need to get around to rereading Brave New World. I had to read it for class in high school, which generally sucked any enjoyment I may have found in it righhhhttttt out (because I hadn’t learned to balance analysis with actual reading yet). But I remember thinking, “I might enjoy this if I was reading it on my own.”

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    • bluchickenninja

      Yeah I understand what you mean. I enjoyed reading it but I would actually like to go back and learn why it’s one of those important books they teach you in schools (at least in America). We really don’t read ‘classics’ in schools here… at least we didn’t when I was at school.

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