Hello readers! Yes, that title is my feeling while writing this post as I couldn’t write posts in weekends like usual until this morning when I came back spending a week at my mom’s. I apparently spent lots of time reading books than blog hop and social media. We also went out on Sunday with my cousins and their kids. My kid had amazing time and we already planned a day out next weekend. But now that I’m back to my house, I needed to clean the house, do other small chores, plus write posts and also catch up the posts I missed in weekends. There is always a lot to do on Mondays.
My last week was great for reading as my parents took care of my kid, played with her, and other things except feed her. Feeding her is biggest challenge for my parents and it’s something only I can do but as I know my kid it’s small thing compared to all activities she does whole day that keeps people around her busy.
Last Week I Read
Lemon Drop Falls by Heather Clark
This was well written middle grade fiction with theme of loss and grief about a 12 yrs old Morgan losing her mother with responsibilty of her siblings and keeping promise of being brave and keep her father and siblings happy but in doing so she felt unhappy and also failing to keep the promise. It was great to read how Morgan learned to deal with all problems in her life during her hike, learned to share her feelings again with her father. All characters are realistic and relatable. I loved the way the author gave them all depth and layers.
A Perfect Equation (The Secret Scientists of London #2) by Elizabeth Everett
I loved this book. It’s second in series but can perfectly read as standalone but now after finishing this I want to read first book and I can’t wait for next book to release. I enjoyed reading about Athena’s retreat, a secret club for women scientists of London and beginning of suffrage in 1943. All characters were amazing to read. Even though women and main character, Letty, were important, I loved the way author gave equal space to men of the book as well and their stories were equally important. The banter between Letty and Grey in initial chapters is entertaining and chemistry is just fantastic. I loved how both Letty and Grey came over their vulnerabilities, fears, and insecurities by the end of the book and could find their perfect equation for love.
Next I’ll be Reading
The Keeper of Stories by Sally Page
She can’t recall what started her collection. Maybe it was in a fragment of conversation overheard as she cleaned a sink? Before long (as she dusted a sitting room or defrosted a fridge) she noticed people were telling her their stories. Perhaps they always had done, but now it is different, now the stories are reaching out to her and she gathers them to her…
Cleaner Janice knows that it is in people’s stories that you really get to know them. From recently-widowed Fiona and her son Adam; to opera-singing Geordie; and the awful Mrs ‘YeahYeahYeah’ and her fox terrier, Decius, Janice has a unique insight into the community around her.
When Janice starts cleaning for Mrs B – a shrewd and tricky woman in her nineties – she finally meets someone who wants to hear her story. But Janice is clear: she is the keeper of stories, she doesn’t have a story to tell. At least, not one she can share.
Mrs B is no fool and knows there is more to Janice than meets the eye. What is she hiding? After all, doesn’t everyone have a story to tell?
This is readalong book starting today. So I’m starting this as soon as I can. It sounds interesting and I like the concept stories main character is collecting through her job. I always enjoy Uplit genre and this is something I’m sure I will like.
The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley, Austin Siegemund-Broka
They were cowriting literary darlings until they hit a plot hole that turned their lives upside down.
Three years ago, Katrina Freeling and Nathan Van Huysen were the brightest literary stars on the horizon, their cowritten books topping bestseller lists. But on the heels of their greatest success, they ended their partnership on bad terms, for reasons neither would divulge to the public. They haven’t spoken since, and never planned to, except they have one final book due on contract.
Facing crossroads in their personal and professional lives, they’re forced to reunite. The last thing they ever thought they’d do again is hole up in the tiny Florida town where they wrote their previous book, trying to finish a new manuscript quickly and painlessly. Working through the reasons they’ve hated each other for the past three years isn’t easy, especially not while writing a romantic novel.
While passion and prose push them closer together in the Florida heat, Katrina and Nathan will learn that relationships, like writing, sometimes take a few rough drafts before they get it right.
I’ve seen many positive reviews for this and I’m sucker for books about books and forced proximity. I can’t wait to read this. And this might be a simultaneous read if I can manage that.
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Just in case you missed–
February-March 2022 releases I added to TBR – Book Haul
The Best Short Stories 2021 by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review
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