This is my last full week of the kids being in school, so I was kind of on a tear! I love summer more than anything but there is less me-time, and me-time is reading time.
I finished Last Things and had a good solid cry. This was obviously really sad, but I'm glad I read it. It gave my empathy a little kick-start, and it reminded me that I love comics and have a bunch of them in my basement and that Lucy is ready for more graphic novels.
I also finished The Light We Lost over the...
No One Can Pronounce My Name. 4 stars. Maybe a little long and forgettable, but great characters and solid writing. Poignantly captures how it feels to be an outsider, in many different ways.
Saints for All Occasions. 5 stars. Big east coast Irish family saga, dealing with loss and long-buried secrets? Yes please.
I Found You. 3 stars. Solid but not Lisa Jewell's best. Awesome main character, melodramatic plot.
The Leavers. 4 stars. I liked this a lot. Asks questions about what...
It's been a very long day/week/month so I'm going to get right to it. But, SUN SUN SUN FINALLY SUN!
I Found You started out very strong, but the plot got too convoluted and soap opera-ish for my taste. I liked the characters but I didn't really care how it would all turn out. I still love this author, but if you're interested in checking her out, try The House We Grew Up In instead. One of my favorites over the last few years.
Next, I just devoured Saints for All...
Someday I'm going to make more of an effort to organize my holds, but once again, a bunch of my most anticipated holds came up at once, so here's another round of "which one will be returned unread?" (™ Jessica)
Last Things- I realized recently that even though I say I don't like memoirs, I almost always love them in graphic format. This is a genre that I love and that tends to be quick, and Lucy loves this author, so I told her I'd read it first to see if...