I’m currently reading ‘The Dutch House’ by Ann Patchett. I’m glad to have this opportunity to read one of her stories! Patchett recently made a visit to my area (before the virus hit), and it was a packed crowd! I can’t recall which book store it was, but it’s one I regularly visit.
I also read ‘The Owl Diaries’, Books 1 & 2! This is definitely a relaxation read! Owl Diaries is on my district’s list for students entering 1st grade. Since my niece is entering 1st grade this year, I thought it would be perfect to check it out before passing it along. I love owls!
What books are you reading this weekend? Feel free to share down in the comments!
We are truly living in such a crazy time! Next week I begin 2 weeks of staying home, my school shut down due to the corona virus. It’s unbelievable how fast it’s spread around the world. I hope that everyone is staying safe!
Today I’m ready to share my bookish findings. Sometimes stress places a pause in my creativity, which is very stifling.
I’m posting my book haul from February! I purchased 6 books last month, and I’m so excited to share them with you:
This weekend I began reading ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’. I’m at Chapter 5, and I could see that this story is building up the character of Kya as a girl coming from very, very little. Another central character is also introduced, one who grew up with Kya (so it seems). I’m pretty interested in seeing where this story goes!
I’m also 3 hours into ‘The AI Who Loved Me’ by Alyssa Cole. That audiobook is getting pretty interesting, as it clearly sets up the romantic tension between Trinity and Wei!
These are the books I read during 2019, but wasn’t too crazy about. They are as follows:
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo Out of all the books in the Grisha trilogy, this is the book that I liked the least. It consisted of lots of talking about Alina gathering the Second Army, but very little action!
Minion by L.A. Banks This book is the first in the Vampire Huntress series. While I was so excited in reading about a powerful female huntress, it follows the prescribed ‘setting up the plotline for the rest of the series’ layout that many First Books in a series contain.
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero This story carries lots of nostalgia for those loving the Scooby Gang, but I personally couldn’t get myself to enjoy it. I think it was the blending of humor and horror elements throughout the story that was difficult for me to love.
Kingdom Soul (Book 2) by Brittni Chenelle I read Book 1 of the Kingdom Cold series, and it was quite entertaining. However, Book 2 left me wanting a little more than characters figuring out their feelings for one another. I’m hopeful that Book 3 will provide that!
Those were my disappointing reads! I’ll share my anticipated releases in my next post.
I’m reading two books this weekend. The first I’m taking on is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I’ve never watched the successful television show of the same name, yet I’ve heard many great things about it from my friends. I’ve decided to give the book a try. It’s a very long read (over 800 pages), but I’ve read books that long before, so I’m up for the task!
So far I’m about a quarter of the way into the story. I really love the historical information of Scotland in the 1740s. The main character, Claire Randall, has forced to become acclimated into 18th century Scottish living. She doesn’t really have a choice! Claire also lends her 20th century wisdom to people surrounding her, with amusing outcomes. It’s interesting to see how this story progresses.
I’m also reading Again, but Better by Christine Riccio through audiobook. It’s also a good read, an NA (New Adult) contemporary novel. It’s a definite switch from the historical fiction content I’m consuming these past couple weeks (Outlander and The Tea Girl From Hummingbird Lane ), but I don’t mind reading the light-hearted story!
During The Reading Rush, my goal was to read 4 books: –The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane –Small Country –The Tea Dragon Society –Sorcery of Thorns
I will list each book below and which challenges I fulfilled:
For the challenge ‘Read a book with at least 5 words on the cover’: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. I found this story to be very touching and heartwarming. I’m currently on page 195 on this book. I love the historical facts that Lisa See weaves into her tale as she describes Li-Yan’s complicated life journey in China.
For the challenges ‘Read a book you meant to read last year’ and ‘Read an author’s debut novel’: Small Country by Gael Faye. This was the first book I read during The Reading Rush. It was a tragic story detailing the life of Gaby, a 10 year old boy living in an expatriate community in Burundi. I loved every page of this riveting tale!
For the challenges ‘Read a book with a non-human main character’ and ‘Read a book in the same spot the entire time’ The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill. This is a graphic novel that told the story about Greta, a goblin who learns about the value of adorable Tea Dragons. I read this story while sitting at my family’s kitchen table, and I didn’t want it to end!
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. I didn’t get a chance to read this story in time, but I look forward to when I’m finished with my Lisa See book.