What did I read last week?
All the Winters After by Seré Prince Halverson: Such a beautiful book! My review is here.
Up To This Pointe by Jennifer Longo: Terrific YA fiction with a fresh and unusual setting. Check out my review, here.
Don’t you just love those two icy covers? I went from the far north to about as far south as you can get — and loved them both!
Alert the media! My son liked a book!
My kiddo, who will only read when forced to do so, finished The Giver (for school) this week, and admitted that it was really good AND that he’d be willing to read other books if they’re as good as The Giver! I’m trying not to get overexcited (don’t want to scare him off with my crazy enthusiasm!), but my brain is now going a mile a minute trying to figure out what other books to push his way.
Also, my husband is close to finishing Pride and Prejudice, his very first Jane Austen novel! We had the most adorable conversation in the car the other day about Mr. Darcy and entails and fortunes and reputations and all sorts of other great little pieces of P&P. Oh, the perks of being married to someone who enjoys a good book!
I love my public library! Because my hold request for this book just arrived:
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee: Just getting started — I’ve heard really good things!
Now playing via audiobook:
I completely enjoyed my re-listen to Night Broken, book #8 in the amazing Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of these books and characters.
And now, I’m resuming my audiobook adventures with the Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow. Over the weekend, I started book #5, Play with Fire, and based on what I’ve listened to so far, this should be another great installment.
My book group is reading and discussing two chapter per week of both Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon and Emma by Jane Austen. This is an online group, and anyone is welcome to join us — so if you’re interested, just ask me how!
So many books, so little time…