It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at The Book Date.
Another hot and sweaty summer week gone by! I’m eagerly looking forward to August when it might rain more. I absolutely love rains!
Maybe its the weather or just a slight reading slump, but I’m having a hard time reading books which require a lot of concentration or have complicated prose. I tried hard to plod through Hamnet, but had to DNF it at 10% as it was just too much effort. Instead, I decided to finish the Shades of Magic series and my oh my, it was so worth it!😍
I also wish to reach 25 reviews on NetGalley within the month, and I have a whopping 13 books on my NetGalley shelf, so I’ll be focusing mostly on ARCs this week. But given my flailing attention span, my reading might be more dependent on my mood than on my plans!
WHAT I READ LAST WEEK
WHAT I AM READING NOW
Fable (Fable #1) by Adrienne Young
As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no on …more
Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman
In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic.
Where does the story of the Owens bloodline begin? With Maria Owens, in the 1600s, when she’s a …more
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Re-read)
Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals from its war wounds, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julian Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every …more
The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
From master storyteller Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, comes The Angel’s Game — a dazzling new page-turner about the perilous nature of obsession, in literature and in love.
The whole of Barcelona stretched out at my feet and I wanted to believe that when I opened those windows — my new windows — each evening its streets wo …more
The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah
A Palestinian American woman wrestles with faith, loss, and identity before coming face-to-face with a school shooter in this searing debut.
A uniquely American story told in powerful, evocative prose, The Beauty of Your Face navigates a country growing ever more divided. Afaf Rahman, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, is the principal of Nurrideen School for Girls, a …more
LAST WEEK’S POSTS
What are you reading now? What do you plan to read next?
Link you #IMWAYR posts below and I will check them out.