As always, we all enjoyed our reading this week, too:
- I finished The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens, the selection for my neighborhood book group last week. It's an unusual mix of mystery/thriller and introspective novel about how our pasts affect our lives. It was very engrossing & we had a great discussion over it.
- Now, I am reading The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce, companion novel to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (which I loved!). I picked it up randomly in the library a couple of months ago, and it is due back (no more renewals) next week...and I discovered that my book group chose it for our next book for May! It's nice to return to those familiar characters (though I wish I remembered more details from Harold Fry), and it has the same sort of philosophical tone to it. I'm enjoying it so far.
- I am listening to a middle-grade audiobook, Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins. At first I thought it was just a cute little story, but I'm realizing there's a lot more depth to it than I first thought. It's very good & will appeal to younger middle-grade readers.
- My husband, Ken, finished one of my recent favorites, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, a thoughtful post-apocalyptic story about a traveling Shakespearean acting troupe. You can read my gushing review at the link! He really enjoyed it, too.
- Now, he is reading another book I just finished reading: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens! When he heard how much we liked it at book group and that it was a mystery/thriller, he was sold.
- Last I heard, Jamie, 21, was re-reading the first two books in the A Pattern of Shadow and Light trilogy by Melissa McPhail: Cephrael's Hand and The Dagger of Adendigaeth, in preparation for reading book 3.
- Craig, 18, is reading To Live by Yu Hua for his World Lit class. His older brother read it when he was in high school, too. He says it's a lot better than Like Water for Chocolate so far! ha ha - that wasn't one of his favorites.
A few new posts on the blog last week, though it was a hectic week with my mom visiting:
TV Tuesday: The Catch, a fun new series featuring a suspenseful & sexy chase
Fiction Review: The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick - another fun, quirky, funny Quick novel with a lot of heart
Saturday Snapshot: Spring? Really? - photos from our roller coaster spring
What are you and your family reading this week?
What Are You Reading Monday is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date, so head over and check out her blog and join the Monday fun! You can also participate in a kid/teen/YA version hosted by Unleashing Readers.