Whew, rough week. Super busy again with both sons in and out all week (college son moved back to his apartment Tuesday), plus I didn't feel well at the end of the week. Still not feeling well - worst flare-up of my chronic illness that I've had in quite a while. I finally listened to my body and rested on Sunday, but I am still feeling pretty awful.
Anyway, we all enjoyed our books last week, amid the chaos:
- I finished What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott, a teen/YA thriller that I chose from my overflowing TBR shelves. It lived up to its creepy title and cover and kept me turning the pages in suspense. I'm almost glad I can no longer manage backpacking!
- I am now reading Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee, a birthday gift from my husband. I figured I should get to it while everyone is still talking about it! I am loving it so far - it is like settling back in with a good friend after a long absence. I love the way she weaves in minute details to make the characters and action seem completely real. I read a section last night where Jean Louise (Scout) is remembering playing childhood games with Jem and Dill, and it left a big smile on my face.
- I finished listening to Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, a classic I downloaded from SYNC this summer that I have been meaning to read for years. My husband and I started it on vacation, but he lost interest in the slow pace, so I finished it on my own. I told him it really picked up in the second half, with several twists that I never saw coming!
- I just finished uploading All Fall Down by Ally Carter, a teen/YA novel, to my iPod so I will start listening to that in a half hour when I drive to get my hair cut.
- My husband, Ken, is reading Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch, the second book in a series that he and our son have both enjoyed.
- Jamie, 21, is reading Malice by John Gwynne, Book 1 of The Faithful and the Fallen series, an epic fantasy novel of the type he loves! Now that he is back at school, I suspect his time for reading will drop steeply!
- Craig, 17, has finally started his required summer reading: Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, a novel I really enjoyed, for his World Lit class. It's slow going for him so far - he's not exactly thrilled to be reading this novel! Not a lot of action.
The Big Book Clean-Out! - helping my college son find his bedroom floor
Saturday Snapshot 8/29 - sky and clouds
What are you and your family reading this week?
What Are You Reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey (who is currently on hiatus), with a kid/teen version hosted by Unleashing Readers.
Remember if you signed up for the Big Book Summer Challenge, you can add your reviews of Big Books to the review list at the link (the second links list). Just 1 week of summer left, so finish those Big Books!