It’s Monday, What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey to recap what I finished reading last week, what I am currently reading and other book-related news. Bloggers link up their lists and it’s a great way to get new book recommendations, discuss our thoughts on the books we’ve read and meet new bloggers. It’s a great start to the week.
Last week I Finished Reading
Interview with The Vampire by Anne Rice. My first Anne Rice novel and I’d been warned that she’s dark and dramatic. I actually really loved this story. The narrating vampire, Louis, is not a vampire by choice and struggles between his vampire and human identities. Louis is up against the vampire who turns him, LeStat, who seems to be his polar opposite, a violent vampire who enjoys the kill. Full review coming soon.
3rd Generation and Beyond by Danna Pycher. Ms. Pycher’s grandparents were Holocaust survivors and throughout their most devastating experiences, came to appreciate life as beautiful. Ms. Pycher writes about valuable life lessons learned inspired by her grandparents. A fast, easy and powerfully uplifting read. Full review coming soon.
This Week I’m Reading
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. Paperback for my in-person book club, a fictional account of the woman that inspired a painting.
Great Gastby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Audiobook for my Classics Club, the story of the love lorn millionaire Gatsby and an interesting cast of characters. The book immerses the reader in a different, specatular age and Gatsby sure knows how to love it up. I love Fitzgerald’s portrayal of Daisy (the woman Gatsby longs for) and her mesmerizing voice. The book certainly makes me want to watch the movie.
I Just Want to Pee Alone by Some Kick Ass Mom Bloggers (yep, that’s what the cover says). Kindle version. In honor of Mother’s Day and because every mom has probably thought “I just want to pee alone” at some point in their motherhood. Hilarious and relatable essays by various mom bloggers covering all kinds of embarassing situations.
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Well, enough about me, what about you? What are you reading this week? Are you participating in the Bout of Books? Leave me a link with your goals! I’d love to hear from you! As always, happy reading!