Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Reading Time!

You know, I really thought I should just jump on this link-up every other month but October was pretty good for me reading-wise. Far from perfect or ideal, but better than previous months - so I'll take it. And this must have been an e-book month ... but I miss 'real' books. So linking up with Jana and Steph -- go and see what everyone else has been reading. I usually spend the bulk of this day adding to my TBR list ...

Discovered this YA while trying to renew The Hate U Give online on vacation. It sounded interesting, but I didn't realize it was "YA". Not sure why that would make a difference, but I spent the first part of the book guessing 'is it a mystery? is this some sort of Twilight-crap? is this fantasy? why am I reading this?' But I was on vacation and it was an easy one to read while at the pool or beach or hanging out with the kids at the condo. (E-book borrowed from local library)

This was another one 'discovered' on vacation. Jeepers was it intense, though. It's about a school shooting ... which is all-too-common. And with two kids in school, I was a bit emotional while reading this too. Definitely wouldn't want to read it again, but I thought it was good. Keep in mind that it's told from the viewpoints of four people and spans about 45-60 minutes, but with a lot of backstories. (E-book borrowed from local library)

Yay for getting this one without having to wait for it! Something about reading a book set in my hometown that really made me enjoy it even more. This was also intense - but so interesting! I highly recommend this one. I could picture the locations he was talking about - some were invented for the story, but not all. Mental health is something that we all need to be more aware of. (E-book borrowed from local library)

I've had this one on my TBR for awhile and bumped it to the top when I saw it's this month's selection for book club. Looking forward to the discussion about it next week. Took me a bit to get into it but a good read. I laughed, I cried, I saw myself both in Ove and in Parvaneh ...  (E-book borrowed from local library)

Currently reading. Also a book club selection ... the selection for the Rookies in the Andrew Luck Book Club this month. Wasn't able to locate the selection for the Veterans. #noshameinmybookclubgame (E-book borrowed from local library)

Soon-to-be currently reading. First had a notification that I was 5th in the queue to check this out ... then BOOM! got an email saying it was in my Kindle and ready to read. Finishing up the Tollbooth today so I can get started on this one. (and ... e-book borrowed from local library, obvs)

Have you read any of these?

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