March 12, 2021

Friday Reads 3/12/21

And just like that, it's Friday again! Time to talk about what I will be reading over the next week.

Villette by Charlotte Bronte - I'm almost halfway through this now. Going well. Lucy Snowe has taken herself to France to work as a teacher. She got a job at a school that has both boarders and day students. When the Summer holidays come around, she is left by herself in the school and she gets sick. She passed out in the street and was rescued by the doctor for the school and is now resting at his house with his mother.

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams - I've just started this one. It's about a major league baseball player who hasn't paid enough attention to his wife and now she wants a divorce. His baseball team lets him into their book club where they read romance novels in order to learn how to win back their wives.

Jane Austen's England by Karin Quint - This is the book Mike got me that has my name in the acknowledgements as having supported the printing of this book in English? Something like that. If you donated, you got a copy of the book and your name in it.

Love In English by Maria E. Andreu - This is the next award nomination book on my list. My friend said she really liked it and she doesn't care for romance books. I'm pretty stoked to check it out. It's about an Argentinian teenager who moves to New Jersey and is trying to learn English and basically just survive. She has a new friend who speaks Spanish who is helping her get integrated and there are two boys she likes. Love triangle? Probably. But I trust Lisa's judgment, so I'm bumping it up the list.

I still have a ton of books on my TBR I need to get to. If I manage to finish these, I'll pick up:

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson - I've read about half of this before, so hopefully I don't have to read the first part too closely. I'm hoping it just carries me away like everyone says it does. I first tried reading it in airports and on airplanes traveling to my sister's house, and that just doesn't bode well for comprehension and engagement. Hopefully, it goes better this time.

I think that is plenty of reading for one week. I'm still trying to do my one hour a day of reading. I think I only missed one day this week. I still read that day, just not for an hour. And there were other days where I read for several hours, so that makes up for it on the average.

Happy reading!