I decided to try a weekly reading summary/forward look. Of course, the week I decided this, I didn’t have much time for reading. That’s how it goes sometimes.
I finished two books: one paper, one audio:
Old World Daughter, New World Mother: An Education in Love and Freedom by Maria Laurino was my physical book for the week. It is my first book I received for review. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite come together as a whole for me, even though I found much of the content interesting and thought provoking.
True Colors by Kristin Hannah was what I listened to last week. I should have my review up in a few days. I downloaded this to listen to after reading a positive review of another book by the same author, since I’ve never read anything she’s written. Unfortunately, I was largely disappointed in this book. Whereas OWDNWM was a very high 3 star rating, and caused me to consider 4 stars, this book was a low to middle 3 stars for me.
I’m still reading Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan for the Barnes & Noble First Look Book Club. There is a recommended reading schedule of 9-10 chapters a week, and I’m sticking to that, so I’ll be finishing this for the final week of discussion on 6/22. I’m enjoying it so far, although I don’t like the second section as well as the first, which I really liked.
Next up on audio will probably be Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, on the recommendation of @yondalla. If I decide to go for something different, I’ve also downloaded Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt on the recomendation of Bermuda Onion.
This is my daughter’s last week of school, and it is busy! I don’t know how much reading time I’ll end up with this summer. Since my daughter also loves reading, I suspect we’ll end up blowing off other activities to read :-).
What are you reading? Will summer make a difference to your reading time?
(Check out J. Kay’s Blog for other Monday reading summaries.)