This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open to all to participate. Why not join in and let us know what you’re reading this week…
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
This book has been on my TBR pile for ages and am reading as part of #paperbackmonth. It took a couple of chapters to get into; the writing is very of its time and descriptive. I’m about 150 pages in and I have to say, as much as I’m desperate to enjoy, which I am in a way, I’m finding it terribly slow. Nothing’s really happened in terms of the dark psychological side. Maybe I’m just being too impatient – we’ll see.
The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady’s maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives–presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.
What did you recently finish reading?
Although YA isn’t a genre I read that often I quite liked this book. There were a lot of deeper social issues at hand here other than just first love. I felt desperately sorry for Eleanor for like 95% of this book. Surprising!
Eleanor is the new girl in town, and she’s never felt more alone. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldn’t stick out more if she tried.
Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park. Quiet, careful and – in Eleanor’s eyes – impossibly cool, Park’s worked out that flying under the radar is the best way to get by.
Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall in love. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you’re 16, and you have nothing and everything to lose.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Next up in my #paperbackmonth challenge is the fourth in this YA series. I’ve read the other 3 so it makes sense to continue.
Theodore Boone, young lawyer, has had a lot to deal with in his thirteen years, everything from kidnapping to murder.
But he’s come through it all and, with the law on his side, justice has always prevailed.
Sometimes, though, the law doesn’t seem so just. His friend Hardie Quinn is about to have his family home bulldozed to make way for a bypass. Hardie is not the only one affected: other homes, businesses and schools lie in the path of the road. Theo has to tell his friend the bad news: for once, the law isn’t on his side, and there’s very little anyone can do to end the destruction.
Theo joins the campaign to stop the road. But when he stumbles on a terrible secret about the corrupt men behind the plan – a secret it is illegal for him to know – Theo must figure out how to keep the developers from breaking the law… without breaking it himself.
What’s on your reading list this week?