A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) by Becky Chambers

4ish stars. Just as cute as the first book but with its own emotional depth, this goes further into exploring some interesting themes giving it a greater, more focused sense of purpose than TLWTASAP (whoa that’s an intense acronym). Even more so than the first book, there’s not much excitement. There are no villains. It’s … More A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) by Becky Chambers

The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith

3.5ish stars. Far from perfect, but far from awful. Despite its many faults it’s never less than highly readable and fluid. It’s never particularly pulse-pounding but it somehow always held my attention. It honestly isn’t twisty or suspenseful enough for me. It’s super streamlined and reads more or less like a series of neat, orderly … More The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith

City of Miracles (The Divine Cities #3) by Robert Jackson Bennett

5ish stars. An appropriately perfect (or at least near-perfect) conclusion to a spectacular trilogy, one that I’m sad to say goodbye to. This has a little bit of everything. Mystery, character building, some insanely cool set pieces (the aerotram!), and all of the emotion one could expect from the climax and eventual denouement. Bennett has … More City of Miracles (The Divine Cities #3) by Robert Jackson Bennett

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

1.5ish stars. What begins as a sort-of-cute “sick girl meets cute boy” cliche quickly devolves into repugnantly saccharine ridiculousness and eventually cheap, ludicrous melodrama. I’ll say this much: it was never very good. It was okay. If the premise reminds you of The Fault in Our Stars, your thoughts are justified. Despite this, it tries … More Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

3.5ish stars. This is imaginative, somehow loose with and faithful to history at once. It’s confidently written with a great protagonist and antagonist. It is an impressive, important historical fiction novel. It’s also kind of a snooze-fest. This is the kind of novel during which I feel like I could doze off for a little … More The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead