What I Read Last Week
This was a GREAT reading week. I was definitely on a contemporary kick, which probably contributes to the volume of books read, since they tend to be shorter.
I was way more discriminating with my audiobook picks this past week, after DNFing two the prior week. I knew I would like Echo Lake, as I have liked the previous books in this series. Then and Always was an awesome surprise though. It was a random pick from Overdrive, and it was not what I thought it was going to be, but WOW! I really enjoyed it. The ending was so beautifully painful. Atkins did such a masterful job in designing that part. If I talk about his too much, I am start shedding tears.
Most of the contemporaries did that contemporary thing with the open endings, that always leave me wanting. They were all generally enjoyable, but what can I say, I needed more closure. One book that did a magnificent job of that was Coming Up for Air. Kennally has hinted that this may be the last Hundred Oak book, and if it is, she did the fans a solid with that epilogue. I also really enjoyed Anything You Can Do. Grey is an author, who I usually enjoy. I had just finished a super sad book, and this one snapped me right out of my funk. I was surprised at how happy this book made me. It surpassed my expectations, and that is what made it worthy of that extra half star.
- Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey - ★★★★1/2
- Then and Always by Dani Atkins - ★★★★1/2
- Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar - ★★★1/2
- Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kennally - ★★★★
- Echo Lake by Carla Neggers - ★★★★
- Say No to the Bro by Kat Helgeson - ★★★1/2
- Fake Fiancee by Ilsa Madden-Mills - ★★★1/2
- #scandal by Sarah Ockler - ★★★★
- It Started with Goodbye by Christina June - ★★★★
What I Am Currently Reading
The Duke of Bannerman Prep is a Great Gatsby re-telling, which piqued my interest. I just started, so not much to say, but so far, so good.
What I Plan to Read
- The Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beaty
- The Player and The Pixie by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid
- Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Jennifer Niven
- One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
What are you reading?
Let us know in the comments!