October 27, 2023

Friday Reads 10/27/2023

It's the last Friday of October! I'm so excited about the prospect of finishing up my 50-by-50 challenge! Let's get into it.

The next week is incredibly busy. Tomorrow I have a conference to go to. Sunday, the girls dance in church and I have a lunch date. Then I will need a nap. Monday I have appointments galore. Another appointment Tuesday, plus all the work stuff. Thursday I have an MRI. I'm just taking everything day by day. So I may or may not get reading done amongst all the appointments.

Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride From Hell by Tom Clavin - I have about 100 pages left in this one. This is my top priority right now.

The Headmaster's List by Melissa de la Cruz - After I finish Tombstone, this will be my lunch time book at work. I started it this week and read about 36 pages. 4 kids were in a car wreck and one died. Our narrator is a girl who was seriously injured in the crash and can't remember anything at all, except for "Scream. Float. Crash." on repeat all the time.

The Woman In the Library by Sulari Gentill - I am listening to this in the car when my podcasts run out. It's a mystery, and I think it's a retelling of Agatha Christie's The Body In the Library, but I haven't read that one, so I'm not sure. This tells two stories in one, sort of. The main story is about 4 people who happened to be at the same table in the Boston Public Library reading room when there was a scream in a nearby room. They become friends and then they start being harrassed. Then there is a one-sided email conversation in which a man is reading the chapters of the first story as the author writes them and giving feedback. I'm not sure how these lines will intersect. It's interesting, though.

Persuasion by Jane Austen - A Facebook group I belong to is doing a close reading of Persuasion. I love this one. So I decided to join in. It's just 2 chapters every 4 days. Not too demanding. I got a cheap paperback edition to make notes in. All my own copies are too nice to annotate.

After I wrap up Tombstone, I will have to find something else to read. The possibilities are nearly endless. Read at Whim!