Hello Reades! I hope you all had great week. My week has been slow but cozy. My kid’s school announced early summer vacation because of the hot weather. It has been terribly hot with 41 °C(105) to 45 °C (113) whole week. You can say it was week of heat waves. I haven’t been out of AC room unless necessary. I couldn’t read as much as I wanted to and slow book didn’t help much. I received some interesting NetGalley widget looking perfect for summer read. I plan to participate in 20 books of summer ’22 hosted by Cathy @746 books. I haven’t decided which books I’ll read but I’m sure I’ll include those summer books along with old NetGalley books that I still haven’t read. I’ll write a sign up post later this month. There isn’t anything new to update.
Books I Read Last Week
A Sunrise Over Bali by Sandy Barker
This was slow and cozy. Setting of Bali is the best part. I love author explored places and included activities that aren’t found in brochers. All characters are lovely. I love the concept of digital nomads and main character on self-discovery journey, finding place she can call home. But it fell flat. There isn’t even much drama or big suspense that keeps readers hooked to sory. Story is super simple and felt too drawn out. I might rate this 3 or 3.5.
Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
Six summers to fall in love. One moment to fall apart. A weekend to get it right.
They say you can never go home again, and for Persephone Fraser, ever since she made the biggest mistake of her life a decade ago, that has felt too true. Instead of glittering summers on the lakeshore of her childhood, she spends them in a stylish apartment in the city, going out with friends, and keeping everyone a safe distance from her heart.
Until she receives the call that sends her racing back to Barry’s Bay and into the orbit of Sam Florek—the man she never thought she’d have to live without.
For six summers, through hazy afternoons on the water and warm summer nights working in his family’s restaurant and curling up together with books—medical textbooks for him and work-in-progress horror short stories for her—Percy and Sam had been inseparable. Eventually that friendship turned into something breathtakingly more, before it fell spectacularly apart.
When Percy returns to the lake for Sam’s mother’s funeral, their connection is as undeniable as it had always been. But until Percy can confront the decisions she made and the years she’s spent punishing herself for them, they’ll never know whether their love might be bigger than the biggest mistakes of their past.
Told over the course of six years and one weekend, Every Summer After is a big, sweeping nostalgic look at love and the people and choices that mark us forever.
From that synopsis I get the feel of emotional contemporary read. I’m just few chapters in book and I like alternative Now and Before chapters. I’m already curious to know what happened between Percy and Sam that cause break up, what mistake Percy made and how they’re going to face each other again after 12 years.
Carry On (Simon Snow #1) by Rainbow Rowell
Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.
That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.
Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here — it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.
Carry On – The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story – but far, far more monsters.
I need my comfort genre! Specially now after almost whole month of romance and contemporary books. I can’t possibly read Every Summer After without my comfort net. I read first 3 chapters this morning, I’m thrown into the Watford world, not sure about few things yet but Simon is already making me smile. I can’t wait to see where this is going.
Next this Week
I haven’t decided what I’ll read next yet. I’ll just focus on finishing these current reads.
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