Hey everyone! Things have been pretty crazy lately. My brother-in-law was in a motorcycle accident earlier this month so we’ve been pretty worried about him. He’s doing okay now and recuperating at the family farm where his grandma is around to help out. I was also sick and am still getting over that so I haven’t been reading very much lately so I haven’t had a lot to post about. Within the last week I finished reading two books though so things are looking up!
The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner was my first book completed for the 20 Books of Summer Challenge. It is a memoir written by a woman who grew up in a polygamist colony in Mexico that was started by her father. Her father died when she was a baby so she grew up with a creep of a stepfather who repeatedly molested her from a young age among other things. I had a hard time not throwing the book across the room most times I was reading. It was such a dark and tragic read that it was really hard to read it for long periods of time.
Next I read The Lying Game by Ruth Ware. Total coincidence that their names are so similar haha! The Lying Game is a mystery taking place in England involving a group of girls who became friends at boarding school and something very dark happened causing them to be removed from the school and sent their separate ways. There were times when I really enjoyed reading it and times I was a little bored. Once the twists and reveals started happening, I was hooked though. This was my third book written by Ruth Ware and she is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. I’m really looking forward to reading her latest which is supposed to be fantastic – The Death of Mrs. Westaway.
I recently got a couple ARCs so I’m going to take a little step away from the 20 Books of Summer challenge TBR to read those. One of the ARCs is actually the third book in a trilogy which I didn’t realize until I looked it up on Goodreads. So unfortunately I need to read books 1 & 2 before I can start the ARC. It’s a series of historical fiction taking place in Ireland. I adore Ireland so I’m really excited to read this trilogy. Book one is called The Irish Girl. Luckily for me, it was only $1.99 on Kindle. I have book 2 on hold at my library.
What have you been reading lately?