Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!
FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:
This was not my favorite Beatriz Williams novel. In fact, I had to resist the urge to skim a good portion of the book just to get to the end. As such, I am equally disappointed that it was not quite up to her previous standards and relieved that I finished it. I will be writing my review shortly, but you will have to wait to read it as the novel has a June release date.
I’m bummed to hear about the Beatriz Williams book. I haven’t read her latest either, but I do generally like her work.
I do too. Now, I will say that what I did not like about the book is a quirk of mine. I suspect others are going to love it, but it just touched on topics that are deal breakers for me.
Too bad about the Beatriz Williams book. I wasn’t thrilled with her Tiny novel so I dont think I plan to pick this one up. Right now I’m reading Americanah and listening to Wave as an audio.
You know, I was not a fan of the Tiny novel either. I never read the final book in the series. I guess I should take it as a sign.
Yay for the sky being the limit!!
I know! I’m excited!
Wow, that Washington. He’s quite the bullish hanger-oner, isn’t he? I’m so impressed you have stuck with it this long. Must be really good!
The covers on the other two books are just fantastic!
It is at least interesting. I just have not had much time to listen to it in recent weeks. I am at least more than halfway through the monstrosity.
Dang! I haven’t read any Beatriz Williams, but the cover of that book was so flipping pretty that I’d hoped it would be a good book! Actually, I kind of just want the outfit. I’m Matron of Honor in my friend’s upcoming wedding and we’re doing a 20s themed bachelorette party.
I agree that the cover is pretty fabulous. That dress and hair and make-up and accessories! Oh, to be young and thin in order to wear such things again.
I am reading the Drowning Game by LS Hawker and it is fantastic so far, check it out Michelle.
Yaaay on the reviews, that is great planning and organization.
I will definitely do so, Marce! Thanks!
No outstanding review copies – that’s great! It’s so nice to be able to read whatever you want. I’m sorry Williams book didn’t win you over. I hope your read this week is better!
It is a first in forever, and yes, it feels good!
Haha…what a delightful update on Washington. I’m reading the Hamilton biography and I feel like I could write something similar, “Hamilton is still fighting with everyone he’s ever met.”
LOL! These biographies are a bit of a slog, aren’t they?
I’ve felt exactly the same way about the last novel in the Schuyler family trilogy…Along the Infinite Sea. Do you think she’s publishing too much, too quickly??
That’s a great question. In the case of A Certain Age, it dealt with topics that are complete deal-breakers for me. The writing is still beautiful, but her subject matter had me wanting to throw the book across the room (even thought I was reading it on my iPad). I haven’t read Along the Infinite Sea yet, but I will admit to being surprised that she was releasing A Certain Age so soon after the end of the Schuyler family series. I know I was not all that impressed with the second book in that series either, so perhaps she is writing too quickly and not catching weaknesses in her stories.