I’ve been known to getting into “reading ruts”, where nothing is ringing my bell, and every book is just “wrong book, wrong time”.
This is not one of those times. 🙂
I’ve been reading like crazy lately, and some really great titles! Let’s go!
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley has been getting a lot of praise, and with good reason! A plane takes off from Martha’s Vineyard with 11 people on board…18 minutes later, it crashes into the ocean, and only two people survive. What brought down the plane? Why did they survive? Who were these people on the plane? Each chapter is told from the viewpoint of a different character, and I was powering through to get to the ending to see…what happened?! This is a well written, suspenseful, character-driven read!
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald is not a title I would normally pick up, but my word, it’s gotten SO MUCH press and praise, I had to check it out. This memoir is about Helen’s decision to train a goshawk (which are notoriously difficult to train) in the wake of her beloved father’s death. This memoir is beautifully written, and I learned so much about hawks, hawking, and our relationship with animals, as well as about Helen’s quiet grief. I’m glad I read it!
A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean was an advanced reader copy I *had* to have from our recent national library conference! MacLean has written another winner (of course!) for the Regency bookshelf. A scandalous painting, a disgraced ward, and a Scot from the north with no patience for anything English – of course, sparks and verbal sparring ensue. 😉 MacLean writes with such humor, detail, and develops such interesting characters – I love everything she writes! Highly recommended – along with her other series!
I also read a couple of Cara McKenna novels whilst on vacation: Unbound and After Hours. Smexy and smouldery!