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What are you currently reading?
If you’re looking for a suspenseful read that takes on the theme of “How well do we really know those we love?” as well as touching on mother-daughter relationships, cyber-bullying, and peer pressure, this might be a good pick for you.
I’m about 3/4 of the way through Reconstructing Amelia, and I’m not sure if I want to race through it to find out how it ends, or if I want to take my time because I’m not quite ready for it to be over. I haven’t read a good psychological thriller in quite awhile, and this one has a lot of the elements that I enjoy in any good piece of fiction–it’s told from alternating viewpoints (I’m always SO HAPPY when an author can effectively pull this off!), parts of the narrative take the form of texts, online postings, and emails (again, I admire a writer who can make this work) and one of the main themes is modern adolescent life (since I used to teach high school, I usually enjoy adult fiction with teens as main characters). I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a movie based on this book some day.
What did you recently finish reading?
I actually just re-read 84 Charing Cross Road because I was looking for something light and fun and filled with humor–and because it’s such a great book about people who love books! This nonfiction title, which is completely comprised of a series of letters written over 20 years, has been around for awhile, but please trust me: if you’re a book lover—-you need to read this! It’s a quick read and you’ll be in a good mood when you finish it!
What do you think you’ll read next?
Right now I’m thinking I’ll be reading In Between Days next–I have it on loan from the library on my Kindle. Here’s the summary taken from Amazon.com:
The Hardings are teetering on the brink. Elson—once one of Houston’s most promising architects, who never quite lived up to expectations—is recently divorced from his wife of thirty years, Cadence. Their grown son, Richard, is still living at home: driving his mother’s minivan, working at a local coffee shop, resisting the career as a writer that beckons him. But when Chloe Harding gets kicked out of her East Coast college, for reasons she can’t explain to either her parents or her older brother, the Hardings’ lives start to unravel. Chloe returns to Houston, but the dangers set in motion back at school prove inescapable. Told with piercing insight, taut psychological suspense, and the wisdom of a true master of character, this is a novel about the vagaries of love and family, about betrayal and forgiveness, about the possibility and impossibility of coming home.
Have a great week of reading, everybody!