Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to be published.
If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go by Judy Chicurel
I've seen this book compared to Anne Tyler so I've got to read it.
It is the summer of 1972, and Katie has just turned eighteen. Katie and her town, Elephant Beach, are both on the verge: Katie of adulthood, and Elephant Beach of gentrification. But not yet: Elephant Beach is still gritty, working-class, close-knit. And Katie spends her time smoking and drinking with her friends, dreaming about a boy just back from Vietnam who’s still fighting a battle Katie can’t understand. Impeccably crafted and hugely affectionate, this novel in stories is a vivid portrait of a place whose conflicts—between mothers and daughters, men and women, haves and have-nots— reverberate to our own time.
Published by Amy Einhorn Books on 30th October 2014
Monday, 26 May 2014
Its Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme run by Book Journey and you can mention books you've just finished, are currently reading and any you plan to read this week. You can leave a link to your blog and read other bloggers posts.
I got a lot of reading done this week and managed to get through three books:
Close To The Broken Hearted by Michael Hiebert
Famous: A Novel by Blake Crouch
The Cove by Ron Rash
I loved the first two but was disappointed with The Cove. I'd heard good things about it but found it slow to begin with, it was a quick read though and the ending was good.
Next up is No Harm Can Come To A Good Man which is the latest novel by James Smythe. It's half term this week so not sure how much time I'll get to read but I love his books and have been looking forward to this one. I managed to be first in the queue for a library copy as well.
Friday, 23 May 2014
Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.
Update: I finished the novel this morning and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's fast paced and well written in a style that makes it easy to read. Some have complained about the ending but for me it worked well and I keep thinking about it. Rating: 4 out of 5.