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Well the holiday season is in full swing! My house is overrun with gifts needing to be wrapped and long “to do” lists. Somehow it all always manages to get done, but can definitely be a little stressful. Books are an even greater friend to me when life gets hectic. Reading is such a great break from the world and a time to relax. Thank goodness for that!
Last Week’s Reads:
Early in the week I finished Before the Wind by Jim Lynch. This great book came to my attention from Sarah at Sarah’s Bookshelves and Catherine at The Gilmore Guide to Books. I thoroughly enjoyed this story about a dysfunctional sailing family set in my own backyard! I also finished my first 2017 book last week, History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund. It was different, and I need to mull this debut novel over a little before I say more about it
I thought I would squeeze in one last 2016 novel, before seriously undertaking 2017 releases. I tried a couple of samples and settled on Leave Me by Gayle Forman. I’ve really barely started, but am already loving the voice of Maribeth, a woman who suffers a heart attack much to the inconvenience of her family. This seems like it’s going to be the perfect, light-hearted book for a busy December!
Likely To Read Next:
I’ve been hearing really great things about Emily Ruskovich’s Idaho and am excited to have this up next on my list. (I love the cover!)
Have A great Week of Reading!
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Karen Blue says
Glad to hear you are enjoying Leave Me. I have been wanting to pick that up but I am always short on time. I have seen a quite a few great reviews of that. I might just try to squeeze it in before starting those 2017 reads.
I like the cover of Idaho, too. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great week!
Sarah's Book Shelves says
Glad you enjoyed Before the Wind! And I’ve got History of Wolves and Idaho coming up as well. I’m intrigued by your comments on Wolves…
I’ll be interested to hear what you think of History of Wolves. It was not what I’d hoped it would be for my first 2017 book!
Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews says
History of Wolves looks good.
ENJOY this upcoming week. I can’t believe it will be Christmas next week.
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Laurel-Rain Snow says
I loved Leave Me…and now I’m adding Idaho to my list. Enjoy!
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Kathy Martin says
Your book choices are all new to me. I hope you enjoy them. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
I am looking forward to Idaho and may pick up the Gayle Forman too.
JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing says
Before the Wind sounds like a book I’d enjoy, too, and Idaho is already on my list. Good luck completing all those holiday tasks…after our quick trip to Florida, I am so far behind this year!
The Idaho cover is <3 Now I'm reading Witness by Caroline Mitchell
You definitely have me intrigued by Before the Wind and Idaho; I love both of the covers and they sound interesting! I can completely relate to your connection with books at this time of year as a way to relax and unwind; I feel the same way!