Well these two books couldn’t be any more different
When Becky and I met up for coffee a couple of months ago, she mentioned this book as a fun, quick read. Since I was gearing up to work my way through A Clash of Kings, I thought it might be nice to read something fast and light before diving into that 1000+ page tome. I finished this book in about three days, and it was a sweet, fun read. The book takes place in and around the Washington, D.C. area, which I loved because it’s fun to actually know the areas the narrative talks about. The narrator, Gemma, is a personal chef for several eccentric, wealthy, and strange clients. When her life takes an unexpected turn, Gemma has to face her past and decide how to wants to run her future. I liked Gemma as a character – I found her relatable and enjoyable. The book, while not a literary masterpiece, was entertaining.
I read A Game of Thrones some time ago in paperback, and it took me forever. So since I got a Kindle back in August and found myself speeding through books, I decided to try the next Game of Thrones book on my Kindle. Something about reading a giant book on a Kindle is much easier that thumbing through a small-printed, heavy paperback book. I loved the first book, and of course, I love the HBO series. And I loved this book just as much as the first book. I think I appreciated book two because I was more familiar with the characters from book one. Book two delved deeper into the character’s motivations and backgrounds, and their clashing interests resulted in betrayals and battles. I don’t want to give anything away to those who haven’t caught up, but in true George R. R. Martin form, don’t get too attached because people die.
I’m currently reading What Alice Forgot before moving onto A Storm of Swords. Have you read any good books recently? What else should I add to my reading list? Catch more reviews on my Goodreads page.