Hosted by Kathryn at Book Date
Well it was back to work on Tuesday for many of us. I enjoy my job, but this time of year I’d definitely rather be reclined on the couch, under a blanket, reading a great novel! I suppose that’s what weekends are for and I did get in some quality reading time the last couple of days.
Last Weeks Reads:
I finished Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran early last week. This story of a child so loved was beautifully written and a definite winner for me. My review will be up on Thursday. I also finished The Futures by Anna Pitoniak. It’s a story about a couple moving to New York straight out of college. I liked much of the book and it was a fast read, but I’m still digesting what I thought of it overall. I will say it often caused me to think to myself, “Millennials!” I’ll be reviewing The Futures sometime next week.
Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller is in my stack of upcoming books, but I had somehow missed her debut novel, Our Endless Numbered Days. There was so much excitement in the blogging world about Claire Fuller having a new book out, that I feel like I’ve really missed out by not reading her first. So, I’m taking a break from new releases to read this novel that everyone raves about.
Likely to Read Next:
Depending how I feel after finishing Our Endless Numbered Days, I’ll dive into one of these two books. The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker is another debut novel. It’s about a pair of female animators trying to find success in the years after college. (I seem to be reading a lot of that lately!) This book promises to be funny and heartbreaking – a winning combination. Claire Fuller’s second novel, Swimming Lessons, is about a woman who disappears, leaving a husband and two daughters behind. Years later, one of her daughters begins to unravel the mystery of what happened to her mother.
Have a great week of reading!