Each week readers share what they are reading for the week. I joined because there is no way I can review every book I read.
Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan. This has been on my tbr for a while. I needed to change things up. I started this last night and finished it on my commute coming home. Blake is funny. Marissa and Shannon are believable and make a good argument that guys are not attracted to one kind of girl.
Love the humor, realism, the pacing and the author's writing style. I plowed through this almost like hurtlers (you have to read the book to know what hurtle means).
Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki. Fits my South Asian and Women Unbound challenges. I almost always love Doret's recommendations but this one is just okay for me. There is nothing wrong with the writing. The problem for me is that nothing about the storyline or writing stands out. The characters aren't that complexed, the writing is competent and the book is moving at a good pace. I think my lackluster interest is that the story holds no surprises. Maybe something will happen to change my mind.
Yes, still reading Last Night I Sang To The Monster. Great writing and it was only this week that I figured out why I'm dragging on this. This resonates with me. The darkness of the book is a little too close to home. Zach, the main character has serious issues to work out and this work is hard. I know what that is like so this is no easy read.
Picked up several titles from the library that I have wanted to read so maybe this week will be better. Next up:
Bound by Donna Jo Napoli
After Xing Xing's beloved father dies, she is left to the custody of his second wife, her cruel stepmother. Stepmother has just one goal: to help her only daughter Wei Ping marry well. Although Wei Ping is already fifteen years old, Stepmother decides to bind her feet, a process that was usually begun in early childhood. Stepmother is convinced that this horrific process, which her late husband frowned upon, will make Wei Ping more attractive to potential suitors. Instead, it gives the girl debilitating pain and a life-threatening infection.
Wait For Me by An Na. I loved A Step From Heaven so I have high hopes for this one.
The pack of lies about her academic achievement that Mina has told to satisfy her mother's high expectations (she has her heart set on her daughter going to Harvard) is unraveling as her senior year approaches. Jonathon Kim, a Stanford-bound teen and the son of her mother's best friend, has helped with the deception by forging Mina's report cards and backing up her many fictions. He asks too much of her, though, while Ysrael, the attractive new employee in the family cleaning business, encourages her to follow her own dreams–and him–to San Francisco.
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