6. November 2015 08:39
This week I started and finished Those Girls by Chevy Stevens.
Holy smokes, what an intense read.
3 sisters, very close in age (15, 16, 17) are not living a great life with their father who is an abusive drunk. One night they take matters into their own hands, and then end up running away. They wind up in a small town, with their truck broken down, no money, no food, and it's not looking good for them. They find work as ranch hands, and a few days later their life gets turned completely turned upside down. They already had a rough life, but holy smokes do things ever take a bad turn for them. I found myself saying more than once "oh my god those poor girls."
I read this book pretty quickly and have now started on a fascinating book!
Troublemaker by Leah Rimini.
Growing up on the Gulf Coast of Florida I am familiar with Scientology and its famed HQ in Clearwater. But wow...the story that Leah paints about her formative years with Scientology and the Sea Organization (Sea Org) is really quite disturbing. I'm about half way through the book now. Leah has just started working in Hollywood and is conflicted between what goes on her daily work/professional life and what happens when she goes to the Scientology center. It's really an interesting story, and one that I highly recommend.
What are you reading???
28. October 2015 17:52
This week I finished Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica. I had been waiting for it for quite some time, so I was quite happy when it was finally my turn!!
I honestly can't remember how this book came on my radar. I probably read a review in a literary journal and thought it looked promising.
I LOVED IT!!
Heidi Wood is a happily married woman, wife to Chris, mom to Zoe. She teaches English at a non-profit, and is described by her husband as a charitable woman, she takes in stray cats, and recycles every... [More]
20. October 2015 17:22
This week I finished All the Light We Cannot See. It was AMAZING!!
I won't give any spoilers but will say that the characters that I thought would suffer a tragic demise did not. And that made me happy. There were quite a few times when my eyes got a little wet, and I had to stop reading and catch my breath. Excellent story telling.
And then in a 2 day period I read and finished The Book of Speculation.
This debut novel by Erika Swyler was breathtaking!! After my first day of reading, that nigh... [More]