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Last week I didn’t get a lot of reading done for two very different reasons. To start, I got the annual fall cold and just wanted to sleep for a couple of days. Then, on a much happier note, my sister, Lori, was in town for a few days. We always have lots of fun together and this past week was no exception. Now it’s time for me to get back into the swing of reading (and writing).
Last Week’s Read:
I had been trying to get to The Wonder by Emma Donoghue for several weeks and am so glad I finally did. This was a really interesting story of an Irish girl who has taken no food in four months and the English nurse hired to observe her and either confirm or debunk the claim. I liked it very much and will have a review up later this week.
I’m about half way through News of the World by Paulette Jiles and really like the complicated relationship between its two main characters, a 71-year old man and a 10-year old girl. This novel is one of the finalists for the National Book Award for fiction.
Likely to Read Next:
I’m not just likely to read The Mothers by Brit Bennett next, I AM going to read it next. It’s pre-ordered to be delivered to my Kindle on Tuesday, which usually means I get it Monday night. That’s when I’ll start this highly anticipated novel.
I want to read The Mothers as well! The Wonders seemed pretty weird haha 😀
Sarah's Book Shelves says
The Mothers is next for me too! And I’ve been hearing so much about News of the World, but the premise doesn’t really do much for me. So, I’ll be looking forward to your review.
Kathy Martin says
These are all new to me. Clearly there is a genre that I just haven’t explored. I hope The Mothers lives up to your expectations for it. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
I hope you are feeling better. Fall sometimes seems like an endless parade of colds and allergies!
The Mothers is coming up on my list soon too. I hope you love it!
Jade @ Reading With Jade says
Both equally good reasons for having done little reading – I hope you’re feeling better now. Enjoy your upcoming reads; both of them are titles I’ve been seeing around the community for a week or so now. Have a great week!
Jane @ Raincity Librarian says
Wow, that’s such a different cover for The Wonder than the one we have here – I wouldn’t have recognized it! I’m still on the holds list at my library….sigh….