August 23, 2019

Friday Reads 8-23-19

I am greatly looking forward to this weekend. Dance starts Sunday evening, and I have a nail appointment Saturday, but otherwise this weekend is dedicated to catching up. Catching up on laundry, catching up on choreography, catching up on planning, and most importantly, catching up on reading! I am woefully behind on my TBR.

Here's what I'll be catching up on this weekend:

Strange the Dreamer

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor - Since I am spreading this out over the whole month, the daily reading sections are pretty small. This led me to be lazy in keeping up with my readings. Now I have about 2 weeks of reading to catch up on in this book. Oy! Those little sections add up!


Rebel by Beverly Jenkins - My excuse for letting this one slide is that I am just not a romance fan. It's ok, but I haven't read far enough to get into the plot and the writing is just kind of meh.

Unknowable End

The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee - I literally just started this one today. So far, what I know is that it is told in two voices: one is a 16-year-old boy living in a commune in Kansas, the other is a 17-year-old girl whose brother ran away to said commune after her mother committed suicide. Now she's living with her emotionally absent father and her 10-year-old sister.

Cold Day in the Sun

Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren - I wasn't going to read this at all. Then I found out I had access to the audiobook, so I decided to give it a shot. And holy crap! Nobody told me about the music! Ths main character is a huge fan of glam metal and rock. She talks about some of my favorites. That alone has made it a pretty good story. The main plot about a girl hockey player fighting for her spot on the team, and falling for her captain, is ok. The main character has a unique voice.

And starting on Monday, I'll add the following:


Refraction by Naomi Hughes - One of the girls in my reading group really wants us all to read this one, so I'm adding it to my list. I have zero clue what it's about. I'm pretty sure it's sci-fi?

The Lovely and the Lost

The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - This is another one the ladies in my reading group raved about. So, on the list it goes. Also, no idea what this is about.


The Afterward by E.K. Johnston - I don't know who thought this cover was a good idea. It looks like something out of th 80's fantasy era. But, I've heard the book far surpasses its cover in quality.

I'm going to be real honest here. This is a lot of books to read by next Saturday. We will see how that turns out. If I have to scoot a book over to next month, I hope I can make that work.

What's on your nightstand this week?