Friday, 6 July 2018

50/50 Friday - Best/Worst Book in June

50/50 Friday is hosted at The Butterfly Reader and at Blue Eye Books.

"What is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favourite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday (something bookish of course!). If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let us know!"

This week's topic:
Best/Worst Book in June

June didn't have any stand-out books for me that were either absolutely brilliant or, conversely, absolutely dire. I think my highest rating was four stars and lowest was three stars so these two books were my best and worst, but, while I would recommend a read of The Devil's Elixirs especially if you like bizarre mysteries or Victorian fiction, I would also say to biographical fiction fans to give Doom Gloom a go. Its writing style was too much of an essay for my tastes, but the story itself was interesting.

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You can see everyone else's 50/50 Friday posts at The Butterfly Reader and at Blue Eye Books, and find out what next week's prompt will be.


  1. Ever since school I can't really read essay style books, there are a few that I have liked over the years but most just make me zone out and then I forget what I'm reading. The Devil's Elixirs sure sounds nifty though!

    Thanks for linking up!

    1. The book did feel more like a report than a novel.

  2. I haven't read either of those.

  3. I had pretty much the same kind of month... it was all just a bunch of meh books. Hopefully July turns out a bit better for you! Thanks for linking up, Stephanie!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

  4. Kind of a bummer not to have any standouts, but I guess a month of decently good books is better than a month of bad ones?


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