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This past week just flew by for me and I’m not even sure why. It seems like I was crazy busy all the time, but don’t feel like I accomplished much. Does anyone else have those kind of weeks? I only finished one book and that’s absolutely no reflection on it. Focus was more my issue, or lack there of!
Last Week’s Read:
I finished The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo on Saturday and am still trying to decide what my overall feeling is about this book. There were many parts that definitely resonated with me, but others that felt a tad flat.
I’d requested an ARC of The Gargoyle Hunters by John Freeman Gill (debut), but never got any sort of response. I’d resigned myself to waiting for its release, but then out of the blue Knopf sent me the book. This is the first hardback I’ve read in a very long time. (And that’s been an adjustment. It’s heavy!) The story itself is really grabbing me and I think it would do the same for anyone with ties to NYC. At the same time, I’m listening to All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg, another book set in NYC. I’d heard so much praise for this book by [email protected], [email protected], and others that I was eager to give it a try. The narrator, Mia Barron, is fantastic and the story ideal for listening to while driving.
Likely to Read Next:
Next up I plan to read Hannah Tinti’s The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley. Released at the end of March, this book sounds like the perfect father-daughter combination, as Loo uncovers the dark secrets surrounding her father’s past.
Have a Great Week of Reading!
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Sarah's Book Shelves says
Well, again we have all the same books! Glad you’re enjoying All Grown Up and Gargoyle Hunters. I think I’ll probably end up waiting and buying the e-book for Gargoyle Hunters. You know how I am.
And I’ll be reading Samuel Hawley soon too! I’ve heard great things about it.
Taking a break on The Gargoyle Hunters. I may come back to it? Just started Dead Letters.
The Gargoyle Hunters sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy reading this week!
Here’s my It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? post.
Thanks for stopping by, Majanka. I hope your reading week is excellent, too!
Kathy Martin says
So many of my weeks are like that. Nice assortment of books. I love it when I get surprise books in the mail. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Elizabeth (Silver's Reviews) says
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley looks good.
Have a great week.
My It’s Monday, What Are You Reading
This is probably the third blog today where I have seen The Fall of Lisa Bellows so I will definitely have to look more closely into it to see if I might like it. Have a lovely week.
My Monday Post
I should have a review of The Fall of Lisa Bellow up later this week if you want to check it out. Thanks for stopping by.
I’m intrigued by “The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley” and I’ll definitely be getting it from the library once it’s released. I remember seeing “The Gargoyle Hunters” somewhere but I don’t think it’s on my to-read list. The cover makes me want to give it another look, though! Happy reading!
Oooh, I’m so thrilled that you’re enjoying the audio version of All Grown Up; I would seriously consider getting an audio copy, just to hear it again. Thanks so much for the shout out, too! I’m excited to begin reading The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley; hope you have a great week!
Thanks, Tara! I think All Grown Up is a perfect book to listen to. It’s like Andrea is personally telling me her life story and i just keep wanting to hear more!
Laurie C says
I definitely have weeks that seem busy but in the end unproductive. Usually for me it’s too much social media and games that cause it. I like the sound of all of your current reads but a year ago I binged on Netgalley book requests and promptly began a year-long reviewing slump. I still haven’t gone back on Netgalley yet to see if they will let me try again or not.
I’m sorry to hear that. I’d give NetGalley a try. I bet you’ll get books!
Kathy @ Kathy Reads Fiction says
You introduced me to Gargoyle Hunters, and it looks so appealing. I’m iffy about Lisa Bellows. I’m very interested in it but am not sure it will “grab” me, so to speak, and keep me vested in it. I’ve had that happen to me with ARCs before. I requested a book from Penguin once, and I received the book AFTER I’d read a copy from the library. That’s the longest it’s even taken for an approval from Penguin.