Time Travel Thursday

It’s my first Time Travel Thursday of 2022! This is where I take a look back at what I was reading this time last year (or the year before or the year before that…) and compare it to what I am reading now.

This day last year I was reading:

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Book Description From Goodreads:

“‘Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don’t let you go around again until you get it right.’

People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it’s only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea?

You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as (hopefully) just another hoax. Or you could just try to do something about it.

It’s a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon now finds themselves in. They’ve been living amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse.

And then there’s the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist…”

My review on Goodreads:

This was number 1 when I was born and having seen and enjoyed the TV adaptation I have been wanting to read it for a while. It was an interesting story. I liked the ideas behind it, but I sometimes struggled with the way that it was written. It helped that I had seen the TV adaptation as I got a bit lost at times. Overall the characters were good and I enjoyed the humour throughout the book.

Rated 3/5

Fast Forward to today, 6 January 2022:

The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

Book Description From Goodreads:

“When the department store she works in closes for good, Carmen has perilously little cash and few options. She doesn’t want to move in with her perfect sister Sofia, in Sofia’s perfect house with her perfect children and her perfectly ordered Edinburgh life.

Frankly, Sofia doesn’t exactly want Carmen there either. Her sister has always been sarcastic and difficult. But Sofia has yet another baby on the way, a mother desperate to see her daughters get along, and a client who needs a retail assistant for his ailing bookshop, so welcoming Carmen might still have some benefits for everyone.

At Sofia’s behest, Carmen is thrown into the daily workings of old Mr. McCredie’s ancient bookshop on the streets of the old dark city. Can she use her design skills to revamp the store and bring it back to popularity in time to benefit from Christmas shopping traffic? Can she choose between bad boy literary rock star Blair and quiet Quaker student Oke? And will she heal the rift with the most important people of all: her family?”

Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

Book Description From Goodreads:

“YES
Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate—as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let’s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone), Jamie’s a choke artist. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes…until he meets Maya.

NO
Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is canceled, and now her parents are separating. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing—with some awkward dude she hardly knows—is beyond her.

MAYBE SO
Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybeit’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer—and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural romance of the century is another thing entirely.”

As you can see they are entirely different. Back in 2020 I got a 1990 edition of Good Omens for my 30th birthday and so I wanted to start off the new year with that. It was a genre and style of writing that I hadn’t read before so it was a whole new experience for me! This year I want to finish my Christmas themed books before starting on my new books, so I am still on Christmas.

What were you reading this time last year or the year before (or the year before!)?

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