Friday Reads: March 27

I’m starting two books this weekend. I purchased book stories through Book of the Month!

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

This story is the April selection for the Literally Dead Book Club. I’m very excited to read this one!

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Since Take a Hint, Dani Brown is coming out soon, I need to get started on the first installment!

Friday Reads: March 20

I’m about halfway into reading ‘Out of the Embers’ by Amanda Cabot. Thank you so much to Revell Reads for sending me a copy of this book! I’m really liking this book, as it’s a blend of Historical Fiction with Romance. I’m going to post a review on this book fairly soon!

I’m also starting on ‘You Are Not Alone’ by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkinen. This is the April selection for the Literally Dead Book Club. Since I don’t have the March selection, I’m starting the April read a bit early!

Friday Reads: February 28

I’m reading two books this week. I’m nearly finished with ‘The Other People’ by C.J. Tudor. I’m enjoying the twists and turns this story has taken me on! I’m anticipating the wrap up video Kayla (@booksandlala) will present next month about the book!

Today I begun reading ‘We Ride Upon Sticks’ by Quan Barry. I received a complimentary copy of the book from Pantheon Books. So far I enjoy the mini history of Salem, MA, and its significance for the women’s hockey team in this tale. I hope to have my review up by Tuesday!

Friday Reads: February 21

I’m currently reading ‘The Other People’ by C.J. Tudor. So far I’m really liking the creepy feels to the story, but I’m sensing that I have a feeling about a certain plot point. It may just be that the author is just tricking me into predicting one thing about the tale, when the truth is quite different.

I’ve also listened to some audiobooks this week. It’s been quite helpful in finishing up a story for book club in time. Another book I own is ‘The Women of Brewster Place’, and I learned that it was a 3 hour read on Audible. So I listened to it in one sitting! I would never have gotten to it by this month since I’m still reading C.J. Tudor’s book!

Friday Reads: February 14

This week I finished reading two books!

I read The Light We Lost on by Jill Santopolo. I purchased this book through Audible. This is a love story set in New York City. I’m always drawn to books set in New York, and it was fun to recall certain landmarks like Columbia University (I used to work by Columbia for a few years). I found the characters to be very self-absorbed, I enjoyed reading the story.

I also read Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. I alternated reading this story through physical copy and audiobook (also purchased through Audible). This story is a coming of age novel filled with characters struggling to understand each other despite racial and cultural differences. I will post a review for this book shortly!

Friday Reads: February 7

I’m currently reading ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ by Celeste Ng. It’s interesting how the neighborhood of Shaker Heights is set up. It seems like the community reflects some diversity, which I really appreciate. I recall the leader of the book club I attend mention that there are many topics for discussion in this book, and I definitely agree!

Friday Reads: January 24

I’m about 40 percent into ‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern. I find it very curious that each chapter does a time jump. Considering that the book only focuses on a small cast of characters, the time jump holds some significance in the story. I also love the circus setting, and the thread of Celia and her lineage.

I have memories of an old relationship, in which this other person had a fascination with magicians. He would watch films and television shows that featured magicians highlighting their craft. Although that relationship ended a few years ago, I’m glad that those past experiences didn’t dull my interest in magic!

Friday Reads: January 10

I’m currently reading Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. It’s a non-fiction story about members of the Osage Indian nation being killed through mysterious causes. I’m reading this story as part of a book club selection at my local library.

I’m learning about the history of the Osage tribe losing their land forcefully through the US government, yet discover a loophole through an allotment deal. This method finds a stipulation where the Osage could have land leased to companies interested in mining their land for a rich resource: oil.

I’m curious in seeing how these discoveries lead to more efficient methods in solving homicide cases among the Osage Nation as the book progresses.

Friday Reads: January 3

I began 2020 with reading Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith. I received this book through NetGalley (thank you so much!). So far I’m a quarter of the way through, and I’m really liking it. It’s a YA novel that revolves around the gaming world, and how players react when trolls disrupt a peaceful pasttime.

The format of the digital copy came out a bit scattered in the first chapter, but I can understand that publishers have their unique way of distributing digital copies. I pre-ordered the final copy on Amazon, so I’ll love going through the finished product on the 28th!

Friday Reads: December 13

This week, I’m reading There, There by Tommy Orange. It’s a selection for my local library’s book club. There, There speaks about a group of Native Americans gathering together for a pow-wow. It’s a multiple perspective novel, and I feel like there’s going to be a lot of emotions flowing throughout the story. I’ve only read the first few pages, in which it speaks about the his of Native Americans the moment the Europeans set foot in Massachusetts. Many facts are confronted!

There There by Tommy Orange