October 18, 2019

Friday Reads 10-18-19

This is definitely a wishful thinking weekend reads. I don't foresee that I will have any time at all for reading. Schedule:

Friday: Work til 6. Book club at 7:00.
Saturday: Drive to Oklahoma City at 10. Hospital visits from 12-3. Drive home. Nail appointment at 5:00. Halloween Party til 10.
Sunday: Ring bells in church from 7:30-11:30. Work 12:30-5. Dance rehearsal and dinner 6:30-9:00.

It's a tight schedule.

But. On the off chance that I get some reading in, here's what I've got on the go right now.

In the Hall With the Knife

In the Hall With the Knife by Diana Peterfreund - This is fun. It's about a boarding school that has been hit by a blizzard and isolated from the surrounding rural area. Then, the head master gets killed. One of the kids/staff trapped in the house must have done it. And one of the kids is hiding her real identity as someone famous from Hollywood. And just before the blizzard hit, she got a letter. Someone has found her.

The Beautiful

The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh - This is about a girl who murdered a guy who tried to assault her in Paris and then fled to New Orleans. She is living with some Carmelite nuns and gets called to a club by a rich woman to create a costume for a fancy party. The whole place appears to be populated by "otherworldly" people. That's as far as I've got right now.

The Bone Houses

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones - This one is really interesting. It's about a girl who took over her father's grave-digging business when he was drafted into the local militia to look for mine ore. He never came back. Her mother died, leaving her with her brother, a year younger, and a baby sister. They are having trouble paying their bills because the dead keep getting re-animated, so people are beginning to chose burning their dead instead. Also, she keeps having to dismantle and burn the "bone houses", which is what they call the re-animated corpses.

Mrs. Westaway

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware - I started the audiobook of this because I needed a thriller for the readathon, but it looks like I'm not really going to finish anything for the readathon anyway, so I may stop listening. It's not bad, but I do have a lot of other books to get to.

I've still got a couple other books on the back burner, but they are pretty low on my list right now. Meh. What are you reading this weekend?