Sundays In Bed With… Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler


Sundays in Bed With… is a meme that dares to ask you what book has been in your bed this morning and is hosted by Midnight Book Girl. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed with, or which book you wish you had time to read today!


Hello, reader!

I hope you’ve had a restful Sunday, so far! I’m epically tired because I stayed up ridiculously late playing D&D and then had to wake up this morning to go to work. Very bad combo. Would not recommend. Now that I’m home, though, I’m happy to curl up in my bed and read.

That being said, let me tell you a little about my Sunday read!


My Sunday Read Is…

Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler

This is Octavia E. Butler’s take on the classic vampire story with bits of sci-fi dropped in. I’m… enjoying it? I guess? I’m listening to the audiobook and, while I’m listening, I’m having a good time. But I’m never eager to pick it back up 😅 I don’t know, I think it’s because this book is quite happy to meander as it goes and, even though exciting things are happening, I feel so bored reading them. Part of that is the narrator. Her voice is the kind that makes me want to take a nap which is not helpful when I’m trying to pay attention! I like the unique vampire lore in this, but, so far, I’m feeling pretty ‘meh’ about this one. Perhaps that’s just my generally ‘meh’ feelings about vampires popping up.


Goodreads Synopsis

Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s new novel after a seven year break, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly inhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: She is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted – and still wants – to destroy her and those she cares for and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of “otherness” and questions what it means to be truly human.


What are you reading this Sunday? Are you enjoying whatever you are reading? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

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