Reading Lately

 

pictured – a portion of the new dining area (before we fully completed the setup). This has nothing to do with this post, but I love it so I’m using it. The living room and dining room have a dark accent wall (sherwin williams outerspace) with every other walls being white. I love it.

In the last month, we completed an extensive reno on our house (replaced upstairs ceilings, upgraded kitchen, gutted and re-did a main bathroom and painted the entire house), completely moved in (bought and set up all furniture and moved all items from our last place to the new house) by ourselves … yep with no movers,  in 6 days and then immediately flew to London for a week. So yeah. I didn’t read much this month. Whenever I had a spare moment, I was resting and relaxing and trying not to submit to my anxiety. I’m call it a win that I read at all. Anyway this is what Ive been reading lately.

Loved it:

Of marriageable age ~ Sharon J Maas

(Read for Erin’s Book challenge)

Loved this beautiful story. Most of the story occurred in India but portions were in Guyana and in London. It’s a beautiful story of unrequited love and of indian culture in India, Guyana and minimally in London.

It focuses on three main characters Savitri, soroj, and natharaj in three time periods. You would believe that their stories are not at all connected but they are and you learn that in the last quarter of the book. I figured it out about halfway through but still loved the unraveling story. It’s a long book but worth it.

4.5 stars

Goodreads link here

 

 

 

Liked it:

Miracle Creek ~ Angie Kim

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive” This is the quote that comes to mind for this book. In this story we are taken into the trial of elizabeth who is accused of killing her son (and another). During the trial witnesses testify and we see the true story emerge. And it’s pretty crazy. Not super unpredictable but there were some good twists in there.

I loved the characters, the Asian representation, the writing and the plot – even if at times I wanted to push the story ahead.

3.5/5 stars

Goodreads link here

 

 

 

 

 

Forever, Interrupted ~ Taylor Jenkins Reid

(Read for Erin’s Book challenge)

I love TJR but this wasn’t my favourite even though I did like it a lot. Its about a girl who lost her husband suddenly and unexpectedly shortly after their marriage (which was after a brief courtship). I thought the characters were realistic and that the grief itself was dealt with well. Having grieved the loss of a loved one (my sister) I think TJR did a great job of identifying parts of grief that many overlook. That said, something was missing. I dont know what it is. Maybe it was the back and forth between past and present or maybe it was that the climax was at the very beginning of the book and there was little to look forward to. Id still recommend but it just wasn’t my fave.

3.5/5 stars

Goodreads link here

 

 

Not my vibe:

N/A

 

Although I didn’t read much, generally speaking what I did read was pretty good so no complaints here. I’m currently reading a netgalley read called The wisdom of Sally Red Shoes. Speaking of Netgalley, I have a TON of books to read so… yeah! Linking up with Steph and Jana of course.

Have a good one guys!

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