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Trick or treat? Halloween is so many kid’s favorite day of the year. I know my older grandkids have been eagerly awaiting Wednesday night, and for Charlotte, it’s also her 3rd birthday. I hope you and yours have a safe, fun Halloween. This time of year also marks the start of Nonfiction November which I’m very excited about this year. Hopefully, I’ll gather loads of nonfiction book ideas. Thank you to everyone who participated in my Readers’ Preferences Survey. Now I just need to find the time to analyze the results and write up a post. I’m hoping that will be done in the next couple of weeks. On to my week in books!
Last Week’s Read
Wow! Maurice Swift, the main character in John Boyne’s new novel, A Ladder to the Sky, could NOT be more different than Cyril Avery, the man we all grew to love in The Heart’s Invisible Furies. Obviously, the two books are very different and I definitely prefer The Heart’s Invisible Furies, but Boyne’s new novel still had me eager to get home from work and back to reading every day last week. I’ll have a full review closer to the November 13th (U.S.) publication date.
I started listening to Busy Philipps’ memoir This Will Only Hurt a Little purely on impulse last week. I’m not a rabid fan, but I was desperate for something…anything to listen to. Good call, Susie! I’m loving the irreverent way Philipps tells of her childhood in Arizona, her first forays into acting, and the realities of life in Hollywood. (And, I adore her mother!) With only a couple hours left, I’m eager to know more, but will be sad to finish. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite also has me completely captivated. The title of this one does not lead you astray. It IS about a woman trying to clean up loose ends after her sister fatally stabs boyfriend number three. It’s funny, mysterious and a really quick read. I read half in one afternoon and plan to finish it later today.
Likely to Read Next
Catherine from The Gilmore Guide to Books wrote a wonderful review of Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver and has told me it’s definitely my sort of book. I’m not sure why I’ve resisted Unsheltered, but I have. The Poisonwood Bible and The Prodigal Summer are both books I loved, so it’s time to stop resisting and return to Barbara Kingsolver. I’ll also be keeping my eye out for wonderful nonfiction to add to my TBR list this week.
I hope you have a great week in books!
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