Three day weekend! It’s so nice to get an extra day to relax, chill, and read, especially when the sun is shining!
What did I read during the last week?
Westside by W. M. Akers: Boy, did I not enjoy this book. The initial premise is interesting, but by the time I reached the halfway mark, the story felt like more and more of a slog. Rather than DNF at that point, I skimmed the rest — reading enough to see how it ended and what the point of it all was. I’m glad I didn’t spend any more time on this book!
A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua: An engaging look at the Chinese immigrant community in San Francisco. My review is here.
The Paris Diversion by Chris Pavone: A suspenseful, fast-paced spy thriller — a terrific read! My review is here.
My son and I saw the new Aladdin! I didn’t expect much going in, but it was actually surprisingly enjoyable.
Two new books this week — one book new to paperback that I’ve been wanting for a while now, and one book that I heard of via another blogger’s TTT list last week!
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The Spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer Ryan: I loved this author’s previous novel, The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, so I’m excited to be starting this one!
Now playing via audiobook:
From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon: I’ve read this author’s other two YA books recently, so thought I should give this one a try as well. Really close to the end by now…
Two ongoing book group reads at the moment:
- A Fugitive Green by Diana Gabaldon, from the Seven Stones To Stand or Fall collection.
- The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens — our current classic selection.
So many books, so little time…