Random Reads is a monthly meme hosted by Sarah at I’m Loving Books. This feature is to get us reading a random book within the month that is in our TBR stack.
If you’d like to participate in Random Reads, here are the (super easy) directions:
- If you’re on Goodreads, enable sorting to your to-read shelf (you should see numbers next to each book now).
- Go to random.org and type in the Min as 1 and the Max as how ever many books are on your to-read shelf.
- Scroll down to the book matching the number random.org picks.
- Post and link up.
- Read and be merry.
Last month I was supposed to read Velveteen by Daniel Marks. However, I really didn’t like this book at all, and DNFed at 56%. I couldn’t connect with our main character, Velvet, in any way shape or form, and didn’t like the way she treated others. She was, to put it bluntly, a bitch, and while sometimes I find myself interested enough to see what kind of personal revelations might come about to “redeem” a character, with Velvet I just found that I couldn’t care less, and wasn’t going to continue to read a book I didn’t like. Also, the entire book is a bit of a mess; there’s so much going on, a whole bunch of characters that were pretty one-dimensional, and – on top of it all – a severe case of insta-love. Just really not my thing at all. When I was watching my “time left” on my Kindle and lamenting how slowly the book was moving, that’s a sure sign I need to just stop and read something else. Hopefully August’s pick will be better.
This month, random.org chose #450 (out of 956):
So this month I will be reading Her Highness, the Traitor by Susan Higginbotham. This is definitely a change from the all YA, all the time zone I’ve been in of late, but I like historical fiction – particularly Tudor-era fiction – so am excited to give this a read. It’s been on my to-read list since March 14, 2012.
If you’re participating in Random Reads this month, do link me up to your post so I can see what you’ll be reading!