It’s been an up and down kinda week and I found myself a little lacking in the motivation area….until yesterday when I gave myself the gift of a clean house, a break from study and a pile of exciting new books….not an actual pile but a virtual pile. I’m so excited for the next few weeks’ reads….. but for now I’m going to share what I’ve been up to this week reading wise.
The Book Ninja by Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus (Audiobook) ★★★ – Just like While You Were Reading by the same authors, this was full of bookish references, quotes and even some blogging….all things close to my heart…but I just didn’t like it as much as WYWR. I’m not sure if it was the audio factor (the narration was a bit cringy at times) …or if it was too soon after reading WYWR…or if it was because I couldn’t connect with the characters like I had with Bea….or a combination of all three……but it didn’t live up to the hype for me.
Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel ★★★★ – A brilliant debut novel! Eleven year old Allegra’s unique voice, her family dynamics and the social commentary on life in Sydney in the 70s made this novel so enjoyable. On a side note, it was the second book this week that had a turtle/tortoise in it….is this a sign I should let my daughter get a the long neck she wants?
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman ★★★★★ – oh so gloriously cute; with so many genuine LOL moments throughout. Absolutely loved it!!!!
The Girl He Used To Know by Tracey Garvis Graves (Audiobook) – A popular choice on Bookstagram with some lovely reviews on Goodreads, and I can see why. Probably one I’m going to want to own for my bookshelf. Do you ever purchase a ‘real book” copy after enjoying an audiobook, just so that you can own it? Or is that just me?
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton – I’ve been stalking this one in bookstores for a while now…how gorgeous is this cover?…but never got around to purchasing. Happily my sister purchased it and lent it to me after she was done. I’m looking forward to sharing thoughts and feelings with her once I’ve read it.