‘It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?’ is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!
I read and reviewed-
Kartikeya: The Destroyer’s Son by Anuja Chandramouli
Saturday Short-Story Review: Harvey’s Hideout by Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban (Illustrator)
I finished reading Watch Me by Jody Gehrman- review I will post tomorrow.
Louder Than a Whisper: Clearer Than a Bell by Renée Paule
Louder Than a Whisper; Clearer Than a Bell challenges the status quo of Humanity by inviting it to look at the morass of confusion, despair and uncertainty that pervade our society. Through a series of heartfelt essays this book examines topics such as ‘Pride’, ‘Desire’, ‘Responsibility’, ‘Betrayal’ and ‘Loneliness’. What are they and how do they influence our lives? These topics go deeply inside the human psyche to places many are reticent to visit. We’re uncertain about what we might uncover and let’s be honest, in a world that’s way too busy, it’s inconvenient to invest our time on uncertainties.
If we have nagging doubts about the purpose of our lives – most of us do – then surely these deserve investigation rather than a disinterested response of ‘Whatever’. We already know the consequences of ignoring what’s happening in our world; more war, more control, more crime, more hatred and more separation – only we can change it. The ‘journey’ we must all one day undertake begins within us and only through this journey will we discover our true nature. Fear creates the roadblock that prevents us from taking that first bold step to changing our world; fear of the unknown. The challenge is to overcome this fear and the inertia of getting started.
As with ‘Just Around The Bend’, only paperback versions of this book are illustrated.
And I will start Second Cup tomorrow.
The Second Cup by Sarah Marie Graye
Would your life unravel if someone you knew committed suicide? Theirs did.
University was years ago, but Faye’s heart still belongs to her first love from her days as a student. She knows Jack might have moved on, but when she decides to try and track him down nothing prepares her for the news that he’s killed himself.
With the fragility of life staring them in the face, Abbie finds herself questioning her marriage and Faye her friendship with Ethan. And poor Olivia is questioning everything – including why Jack’s death has hit Beth the hardest. Is she about to take her own life too?
What are you reading this week? How was your last week? Have you read any of these books before or planning to read in future? What do you think about them?? Share your thoughts in the comment-box below.