I’ve never participated in this post before, hosted by Sheila over on Book Journey, but I love reading those posts. There’s something really fun about seeing what other people are reading/have read. It always inspires me to read more!
While I certainly haven’t read as many books as a lot of the other posters, I’m happy with my reading this week! I’m progressing nicely towards my goal of 65 books this year.
This week I read:
In the Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
I’d been reading this for a few weeks on and off during Independent Reading. It was my go to book when I left the book I was really reading at home. But once Rory met the strange man on the night of the “final” murder, I couldn’t put the book down. I read through my prep, lunch, and for an hour after school until I finished. I loved the suspense and the way the supernatural became part of the story. I had to stop myself from getting the sequel so I could get some work done! Can’t wait to keep going with this series.
I also read
The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes
I listened Moyes’s other book Me Before You this summer and I really enjoyed it. I saw The Girl You Left Behind in a local bookstore and picked it up, expecting a fun light read. It sat neglected on my night table until my sister (who shares a Nook account with me) texted to say she’d bought Moyes’s historical fiction novel for $2.99. While chaperoning a field trip this weekend, I decided to test out the light on my new Nook GlowLight while my colleague slept. I started reading the engrossing storis of Sophie, who has to thwart the advances of a German officer in France during WWI and Liv a newly widowed woman in the not so distant past, trying to find love and life. OK, it was cheesey. And it was light. But it was a great, engrossing read. I enjoyed the characters and Moyes’s prose moves quickly. It’s not beautifully written (I don’t think I highlighted anything, a rarity for me), but the story was so engrossing I was willing to over look any flaws in style.
This week, I’m trying to do a little more reading for my dissertation (which doesn’t officially start until the Fall), some professional reading, and some reading for myself. On my nightstand this week are:
What are you reading this week?