Oh my GOSH you guys. I am reading the best books. I decided about two weeks ago that instead of buying books AS SOON AS I WANT THEM (this is a dangerous practice), I would send myself the sample one can get from Amazon. This has worked marvelously. I currently have 85 samples in my Kindle app. I have only bought 3.
Wait, does that sound like it worked?
Well, of the three I’ve bought, I also immediately read them.
So it’s sort of win.
The last one I bought, Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty is so so so so sooooo good. I mean, I seriously want to hit the two main characters upside their heads, but I love the writing. The others (cause I can see y’all going WHAT WERE THE OTHERS?) were The Blue Girl by Laurie Foos and Elliot Allagash by Simon Rich. Enjoyed the heck out of them as well.
I also just finished The Mothers by Brit Bennett. It was read by a new favorite reader, Adenrele Ojo. She was FABULOUS. I really want (and also don’t want) to review it, because I honestly don’t think I can do it justice. It was beautiful and painful and haunting and sad. It is in my top ten for the year, for certain sure.
After such a wonderful audio, I knew I needed to go in a completely different direction. Luckily, I preordered Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery and read by Rachel McAdams (of The Notebook fame). SHE IS PERFECT for this book. And completely in the direction I needed to go after The Mothers.
Up next, I really have no idea. My final project for school is due in 3 weeks and it is going to be a doozy. I expect I’ll be going for easy reads, if I can read at all. I DID pick up The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, read by one of my favorites – Josephine Bailey, for a song from Audible the other day. That should be an easy one since I’ve read it many times. Either way, I have had a fantastic month of reading, but more on that later this week!
What are your plans for the reading week? Reading anything good this week?