New Week, New Book (1/8/18)
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Whew! Today will be my first Monday to work in the past couple of weeks, thanks to the Christmas and New Year holidays, and I'd rather stick with long weekends. Doesn't that sound better?
Having said that, I enjoyed a very nice weekend with warmer temperatures, outdoor adventures, catching up with a friend over books and coffee, and some relaxation and reading time.
A quick reminder that info on my monthly TBR list linkup can be found here and is archived as its own page; January's link up will be live through the end of the month, if you decide to join in this month.
Last week, I finished The Almost Sisters, a Christmas gift, and I can't stop thinking about these characters; I'd love for the story to have continued on and I definitely enjoyed it. This is my first novel by Joshilyn Jackson; I may need to explore her catalog for future possibilities.
I picked up my advance copy of The Girls in the Picture (out on January 16) and finished it yesterday; a fantastic, and obviously well researched, historical fiction account of one of Hollywood's very first stars and her best friend, who was what we would now call a screenwriter, during the first half of the twentieth century. I'll have a review coming next week.
On the audiobook front, I finished Unbelievable and it stands up to its title! I've been talking about this one quite a bit; I love that Katy Tur shares so many of her personal experiences, from her childhood to the end of her journey with the 2016 presidential candidate to whom she was assigned. Highly recommend!
Even though I've only listened to about an hour and a half of my next audio pick, The Book of Joy, I know it is going to be remarkable; an exploration of the ways in which we, as human beings, can capture joy in spite of the often devastating, overwhelming situations that we face throughout our lives.
Up next, and I've just started it this morning, is Girl in Snow; I've heard/read good things about the writing and thoughtful story line (and a rave review from Catherine at The Gilmore Guide to Books!), so I'm excited to get into it!
I hope you all have a great start to the week; what are you reading?