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The questions are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
1. What I’m reading at the moment
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
I think I may have read American Gods many moons ago, but I can’t remember for sure. So that makes this my first book by Neil Gaiman. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to read something by him, particularly because both my sisters love his writing. It’s quite short (235 pages) so I should finish it tomorrow.
The short blurb: A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. It is a stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly’s wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.
2. The last books I read
More Than This by Patrick Ness
The blurb: A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies. Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive. How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place? As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?
Confess by Colleen Hoover
I finally read something by Colleen Hoover and… I didn’t enjoy it 😦 I didn’t connect with the characters and found their decisions frustrating. Here’s my full (slightly ranty) review.
What it’s about: Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.
For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.
The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…
3. What I’ll read next
I’m still waiting on my requests from the library… if these don’t come in this week I’ll have to see what else I can turn up!
The Bones of You by Debbie Howells
What it’s about: A stunning, wonderfully assured psychological thriller that evokes Gillian Flynn and Alice Sebold, The Bones of You revolves around a young girl’s murder and one woman’s obsession with uncovering the secrets in an idyllic English village.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
The blurb: What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.
Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.
Have you read/are reading any of these? What are you reading? Let me know! 🙂
Back to easy baking last week with chocolate butterfly cakes.