This Week In Books
“This Week In Books” is a weekly event, hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found, that lets readers share what they read, what they’re reading, and what they’re planning to read next. I thought it would be a nice way to recap my reading week and share a few thoughts on what I’ve been reading.
What I Read:
Over the last week I’ve been working on books for #ARCAugust and #TomeTopple and since I’ve been trying to avoid my iPad and social media, I’ve been doing a good job! I’m also on a bit of a mission to read my own damn books over the next few months because I would LOVE to start 2018 with my owned TBR pile under 100 books.
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum – I liked this one! I listened to the audiobook and it was such a great listen. I love stories that have people exchanging letters, where one person knows the other and it’s a guessing game for the other person. Definitely a sweet story.
Dinner With Edward by Isabel Vincent – This was really great! I don’t read a ton of non-fiction but can usually be lured in with stories that involve food and I started this one on an empty stomach. I loved the story of Edward and learning how Isabel worked out the issues in her life.
Deer Life by Ron Sexsmith – This was okay. I got it as a review book and the cover is amazing, but the story is rough. The writing didn’t suck me in and it wasn’t as fluid as I usually like. I think I’ll stick to listening to Ron’s music.
The Giver (The Giver Quartet, #1) by Lois Lowry – This is a reread for me … I just learned last year that this series has three other books so I wanted to reread the first book before continuing on. I really, really loved the audiobook and it really made me think that we don’t give kids enough credit when it comes to subject matter. This story is DARK. Definitely recommended.
The Drowned Girls (Angie Pallorino, #1) by Loreth Anne White – I got a copy of this book from Ambur over at Thomas Allen & Sons and had to read it right away and it was so good! I loved Angie and all of the other characters. I loved the mystery and the cover and I just wanted to soak it all up … I can’t wait for the next one!
Gathering Blue (The Giver Quartet, #2) by Lois Lowry – Just had to continue on with this series and really enjoyed the second book, though it wasn’t quite as good as the first book. I’m really interested to read the next two to see what I think. I do like that they’re more companion stories to the first book and that this story isn’t quite in the same universe.
What I’m Currently Reading:
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3) by V. E. Schwab – I am on a mission to catch up with all the series I’ve been reading – I’ve been buying the books but not quiet getting to them – and since it’s Tome Topple, I dove into this one and it’s great! I just love Victoria’s writing and this series is so so good. I’ll also say that I saw the UK covers and I kind of want a copy of all of them for my shelves, too. Seriously, she can do no wrong!
A Sudden Light by Garth Stein – I fell in love with Garth Stein’s book, The Art of Racing in the Rain, a long time ago and bought this book last year, I believe, but just didn’t have a chance to get to it. I’m listening to the audiobook and I’m glad I am since it’s a very different vibe from his first book. It almost reminds of something by Diane Setterfield or Audrey Niffinegger. It’s okay, but not my favourite.
The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, #2) by Rick Riordan – Another series I have to continue on with! I do really like this series though it’s not as amazing as other people have been saying. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with middle grade books, so that’s probably why. It is really good, though, and I love Apollo. I think if I could pick a favourite character, it would be the arrow. It’s hilarious!
What I Plan To Read Next:
Another ARC on my list for the upcoming week, as well as two more series to continue on with! I look forward to finishing two more series and will definitely feel less book guilt when I do.
New On The Shelf
Just last night I saw that Karina Halle’s latest book was available and I just had to get a copy of it! This book takes place in Canada and is a western romance and I think it’s going to be so good.
What I’m Waiting For
Detective Angie Pallorino took down a serial killer permanently and, according to her superiors, with excessive force. Benched on a desk assignment for twelve months, Angie struggles to maintain her sense of identity—if she’s not a detective, who is she? Then a decades-old cold case washes ashore, pulling her into an investigation she recognizes as deeply personal.
Angie’s lover and partner, James Maddocks, sees it, too. But spearheading an ongoing probe into a sex-trafficking ring and keeping Angie’s increasing obsession with her case in check is taking its toll. However, as startling connections between the parallel investigations emerge, Maddocks realizes he has more than Angie’s emotional state to worry about.
Driven and desperate to solve her case, Angie goes rogue, risking her relationship, career, and very life in pursuit of answers. She’ll learn that some truths are too painful to bear, and some sacrifices include collateral damage.
But Angie Pallorino won’t let it go. She can’t. It’s not in her blood.
November 14, 2017 | Montlake Romance
I received a copy of the first book in this series from my friend Ambur over at Thomas Allen & Sons and I was so in love with the cover that I had to dig in right away and man oh man was it good! I loved it so much that I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!
What have you been reading lately? Any recommendations? What books are you waiting for to be published?