Skip to main content

Weekly Reading Recap - On Wednesday


I was looking at my Facebook page yesterday, wondering why my weekly recap post wasn't showing up on it, but the review I published yesterday was. Then I went to my blog and realized it was because I never actually wrote my weekly recap this week! Whoops! I was out of town all weekend for a wedding, and I guess I just wasn't quite back to reality on Monday. So without further ado, here's my weekly recap...

Because I went on a trip by myself that included about 8 hours of flying, I got a lot of reading done. I didn't do as much reading at the hotel as I had planned, but I still got through one full book: Cold Light by Jenn Ashworth. I also wrote the review for that one so you can click the title to read it.

I've also made it most of the way through Leaves by Michael Baron.

My son is reading the fourth book in the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage and Mark Zug: Queste. He's about halfway done with it. He also requested a book on the lost colony, which he's learning about at school, so we got The Lost Colony of Roanoke: Opposing Viewpoints by Tom Schouweiler from the library.

Currently Reading
I'm still reading Leaves by Michael Baron and Election! by Dan Gutman.

Up Next
Next up will be The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain, my October book club selection.

What are you reading this week? This meme is being hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too.

Comments

  1. A trip by yourself??? 8 hours' plan ride to read?? A hotel room (I'm assuming to yourself)?? I'm so jealous! I have had one or the other kid home sick/recovering from surgery for a full month now, and I am dying for just an hour to myself. I hope you enjoyed it!

    Sounds like some interesting books in your house this week - I just posted about some Halloween reads in our house!

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

    ReplyDelete
  2. That's when I do when I fly too, take a good book with me :) Sounds like you have some great reads, thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Popular posts from this blog

Banned Books Week: Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

This is the end of Banned Books Week and unfortunately, I haven't had a lot of time to write about banned books this year. But I did want to include at least one post about it, so today I wanted to share one of the book series that it seems most people are surprised to find on the list: Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park.

According to Wikipedia:
The Junie B. Jones series came in at #71 on the American Library Association's list of the Top 100 Banned or Challenged Books from 2000-2009. Reasons cited are poor social values taught by the books and Junie B. Jones not being considered a good role model due to her mouthiness and bad spelling/grammar. This is an interesting example of a banned book. Many times there are serious, controversial topics featured in books that are challenged. Things like homosexuality, drugs, vulgar language, etc. You can actually understand why people may not want their children to read those books, and why they may challenge their inclusion in school libra…

Book Review: No Story to Tell by KJ Steele

Victoria has been put down since the day she was born. First by her parents who were disappointed that she survived while her twin brother died. Then by her verbally abusive husband and his low-life friends. But soon an intriguing artist named Elliott arrives in town and starts encouraging Victoria to follow her dream of opening her own dance studio. She also begins to receive phone calls from a mysterious someone who gets her to open up about her past and face her true feelings.

In No Story to Tell, KJ Steele has captured the small-town atmosphere and brought these characters to life. From the victimized Victoria, to her drunk and obnoxious husband Bobby and his drunk and obnoxious friends, to all the side characters who you'd expect to encounter in a town like this ~ all are so realistic in both their actions and their voices. She has written a compelling story of an abused woman who thinks she is trapped in this loveless, miserable existence. But then she finds a spark of hope…

Book Review: I See You by Clare Mackintosh

Title: I See You
Author: Clare Mackintosh
Genre: thriller
Published: February 21, 2017
Format: ebook (NetGalley)
Source: publisher
Buy on Amazon(affiliate link)


Have you ever felt like someone was watching you? You will after reading Clare Mackintosh's latest release I See You. Told from the perspectives of two women, one who appears to be targeted by a criminal and the other who is the police officer working the case, this psychological thriller will have you looking over your own shoulder by the end.

Zoe is a typical working mother who takes the Underground through London to her office every day. Like most commuters, she has a routine that she follows every day, leaving home at the same time, sitting in the same train car, taking the same route to work from the station. It's habit. But she starts to realize this may not be a good idea after seeing her own photo in an advertisement in the newspaper. Another woman who appears in the advertisement is murdered and Zoe starts to ge…