Here’s where you’ll find my incredible (ha!) Bout of Books 7.0 progress and responses to a few challenges.
Day 1 – Monday (5/13)
- Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie — I started this one yesterday and finished it at a ridiculously early time on Monday morning (so I’m totally counting it!). I was about a third of the way through the book by bed time last night, but it was SO suspenseful I couldn’t just PUT IT DOWN. I HAD to know what happened next. So good. Definitely a read-alike for fans of Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson and Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes.
- Book Spine Poetry hosted by Escape Through the Pages
Close my eyes.
On the beach — state of wonder
Paradise and peace like a river.
The awakening, so much for that.
Day 2 – Tuesday (5/14)
I watched “Guilty Pleasures” — a documentary about the popularity of romance novels. I thought it was OK, but I lost interest by the halfway mark. (I was VERY distracted by the Amy’s Baking Company drama…talk about a MELTDOWN!)
Day 3 – Wednesday (5/15)
I’m really sucking at this readathon. I’m LOVING The Engagements, but I just haven’t had time to read today (I work the closing shift on Wednesdays). I’m hoping I’ll have time to finish it tomorrow because this week it seems like EVERY book I had on hold is coming in and my library shelf o’books is overflowing yet again.
Day 4 – Thursday (5/16)
The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan — Five different people connected across decades by diamonds. Each person has a unique perspective on marriage and the importance of that expensive symbol: the diamond engagement ring. I loved how the author managed to connect each story — definitely a few unsuspected turns along the way. I think I’m gonna need to read Sullivan’s previous novels soon.