[2024] 多読/extensive reading challenge

I just finished reading 万能鑑定士Qの事件簿1.
The main reason I picked that book is that the series it belongs too is fairly long, making it fairly obvious on my local library’s shelves.

It wasn’t bad. This is another Sherlock Holmes-lite, like the previous book I read. I have to say I liked the previous one better, though.
One of my main grip with the book comes from the structure. The book randomly jumps from the “present” to flashbacks explaining how the Sherlock Holmes-like character got their deduction skills to the future.
Now, the flashbacks are taking a whooping 50% of the book and the flashforwards aren’t bringing anything and the story takes a random turn in the middle anyway.
I did like the SH-like character. The Watson-like character was especially useless, though.
Overall, I’d give it a 6/10. I’ll probably read the second volume at least, since it’s free. I don’t know if I’ll go further than that, though.

On that topic, considering I am already planning to read/reading 3 more books with various book clubs, I’m now going to have 14 books read this year if I don’t read anything else this year. That’s already past my goal of reading 12 books this year, so time for stretch goals. We are near half the year, so going for twice that might be possible. A more reasonable goal might be 18, though.
Or I could clear my 700+ reviews on floflo and start using that again.

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