Monday, 13 June 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


Hosted by Book Date. I did do this a few weeks ago, but totally forgot about it since then. However, I am now hoping to do this every week as I think it's good to share what I have read and what I am currently reading. Hopefully it'll give some of my readers ideas on what to read next!

Read Last Week

Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

Didn’t you ever just simply want to…stop?

Star athlete and straight-A student Nanette O’Hare has played the role of dutiful daughter for as long as she can remember. But one day, a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bubblegum Reaper—a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic—and the rebel within Nanette awakens.

As the new and outspoken Nanette attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, she befriends the reclusive author and falls in love with a young, troubled poet. Forced to make some hard choices that bring devastating consequences, Nanette learns the hard way that rebellion can sometimes come at a high price.



Changers, Book 2: Oryon by Allison Glock-Cooper & T Cooper

Changers Book Two: Oryon in the four-part Changers series for young adults finds our hero Ethan/Drew on the eve of her second metamorphosis—into Oryon, a skinny, African American skater boy with more swagger than he knows what to do with. Enter a mess of trouble from the Changers Council, the closed-minded Abiders, the Radical Changers (RaChas), and his best friend Audrey—at least she was his best friend when Oryon was Drew—and now, it's complicated. 
But that's life (and life, and life, and life) for Changers, an ancient race of humans who must live out each year of high school as a completely different person. Before next summer, Oryon will learn what it means to be truly loved, scared spitless, and at the center of a burgeoning national culture war. Most of all, he will learn again how much the eyes of the world try to shape you into what they see—and how only when you resist do you clearly begin to see yourself.

Currently Reading

Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

Margot Lewis is the agony aunt for The Cambridge Examiner. Her advice column, Dear Amy, gets all kinds of letters - but none like the one she's just received:
Dear Amy, 
I don't know where I am. I've been kidnapped and am being held prisoner by a strange man. I'm afraid he'll kill me. 
Please help me soon, 
Bethan Avery

Bethan Avery has been missing for years. This is surely some cruel hoax. But, as more letters arrive, they contain information that was never made public. How is this happening? Answering this question will cost Margot everything . . .

Up Next
The Hope Family Calendar by Mike Gayle
Tom Hope is broken. Ever since his wife Laura died he hasn't been the same man, and definitely not the same father. Luckily for Tom his mother-in-law Linda is around to pick up the pieces and look after his two struggling daughters, Evie and Lola.
But Tom getting arrested on the first anniversary of his wife's death is the last straw for Linda.
In a last bid attempt to make Tom reconnect with his daughters she takes drastic action and leaves for Australia. With two fast-maturing daughters Tom has to learn how to accept his responsibilities and navigate the newly dicovered world of single fatherhood - starting immediately.
With only himself to rely on, will Tom fall back into grief or finally step up and be the father his girls need?

What are you all reading this week? Be sure to let me know and maybe we can discuss each book?

4 comments:

  1. I just received Dear Amy so I am curious about that one. Looks like a good thriller/mystery. Enjoy!

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    1. I am loving it! It's full of suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat!

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  2. The Hope Family Calendar sounds both heartbreaking and beautiful!

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    1. It does doesn't it? Think I may need lots of tissues!

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