It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (7/25/16)
Hosted by The Book Date.
During my trip to Eugene, Oregon, for the USATF Olympic Trials, I read Modern Lovers by Emma Straub; after my enjoyment of The Vacationers, her summer release last year, I felt sure this would be a hit. While I did consider it a good read, I think I was looking for something a little more exciting and, thankfully, my friend Sarah found some luck with a new release that she shared with me.
I finished it last week and promptly began reading All is Not Forgotten, a psychological thriller by Wendy Walker; I finished it in two days (and, yes, I did work during those two days). WHOA. I will certainly have more to share with you on this one but I can't stop thinking about it so it's been tough to get my thoughts together in a cohesive fashion.
At the same time, I began listening to the audio version of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. I'd read a review on this one, some time ago, by my friend Shannon and always intended to read it; for some reason, I had some resistance to getting started. Thankfully, while I was in Eugene, my friend Marilyn reminded me about it.
I listen to and from work and, sometimes, while I'm running; it often leaves me in tears and I'll likely share more thoughts on this one, as well. It's so powerful.
After the dramatic conclusion of All is Not Forgotten, I've recently moved on to Break in Case of Emergency, a debut novel by Jessica Winter. The writing is sharp, witty and snarky...my favorite combination. So far, I am thoroughly enjoying this one; I'm hopeful the momentum stays this good through the end and I'm excited to read my pal Catherine's thoughts, since I already know she enjoyed it, too!