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What are you currently reading?
I only have 30% left of House of Sky and Breath but I’m so nervous to finish it and not like it that I’ve paused again. I have heard people didn’t like the slow pace of the first book, House of Earth and Blood, but I loved it. This book has a hectic pace with things constantly happening and reveals coming out of nowhere, which is fun, but it’s a bit much for me. Which makes sense since I prefer books that focus on characters and not action. I really can’t wait to see how this book ends and I have a feeling that my mind will be blown by the end and I hope that I like it!
My current audiobook is The Bromance Book Club and so far I’m really enjoying it. I thought that the book club was players from our hero, Gavin’s, baseball team but I was pleasantly surprised that it encompasses all different athletes and men from the community. I’m also interested to see how Gavin and his wife, Thea, will work through their communication issues and the lessons that the regency romance Gavin is reading will teach him.
My oldest son is reading Touching Spirit Bear in school and he told me that I would like it and wanted to talk to me about it so I grabbed a copy from the library. This book is about an abused teenager, Cole, who takes his anger out on the world and ends up severely hurting a classmate which leads to him being arrested. He gets the chance to avoid prison by going through a community program that decides the proper punishment for him and it is decided that he will live on a remote island in Alaska by himself for a year with minimal supervision. I can see why this is a book taught in schools and it has many lessons that are disguised in the story that hopefully some of the kids will think about.
This week is the spring into reading readathon and while I’m not taking part I did want to try to read the group book, The Extraordinaries. Mostly because I have the sequel sitting on my Netgalley shelf which is a good thing since I’m loving this book so much. This is my first TJ Klune and I can see why people love his books so much. This book deals with hard topics in a way that is relatable but easy to digest and is also laugh out loud funny. This book also has my favorite friends to more (this is a YA so I don’t want to say lovers) book that I have read so far and has an adorably completely unaware main character.
What have you recently finished?
My blog tour review for A Forgery of Roses next Tuesday. This is a really good YA historical mystery and I gave it four stars.
I finally finished A Little Life and I gave it three stars. I have a review that I have started working on for this but I have no idea when I’m going to post it because I have a lot of review books I need to catch up on. To sum it up, this book felt like Yanagihara spent a lot of time and attention on the first half of the book and then ran out of steam on the second half. Also, I think the ending was somewhat predictable but I wasn’t a fan of how it was told to the reader. The writing is impeccable though and I do plan on reading more from her in the future.
What do you think you will read next?
Four half sisters create the family they’ve always dreamed of in this enchanting quartet from bestselling authors Maisey Yates, Nicole Helm, Jackie Ashenden and Caitlin Crews.
The Hathaway sisters might have grown up apart, but when they agree to move to Jasper Creek, Oregon, to revitalize their grandfather’s farm, it seems a straightforward decision. Until they meet their neighborhood cowboys…
Sweet-natured Teddy has never met a man worth taking a risk on, until now. Tomboy Joey has more affinity with farm equipment than men, until a brooding cowboy changes her mind. Prickly baker Georgie can’t resist the temptation of the most forbidden cowboy of all, and sparks fly between ceramicist Elliot and the grumpy single-dad rancher next door.
The sisters’ feelings are anything but simple, but with the love and support of each other, they discover that a cowboy might be the sweetest thing of all about coming home.