Three Floors Up by Eshkol Nevo. Through various narratives we get to learn about three families who live in an apartment complex in Tel Aviv. At first I wasn’t sure if I liked it because it’s a first person narrative and it almost feels like a train of thought without a lot of breaks, but the more I kept reading the more I was wrapped up in this novel that almost feels like a confessional especially the first part. Really, really good!
The Nearness Of You by Dorothy Garlock. Lily is a young woman torn between escaping Hope’s Crossing to find a different kind of life and being the dutiful daughter she’s always been. I’m hoping this one will be a sweet love story.
The Loving Husband by Christobel Kent. A woman’s husband is murdered outside of their home in the early morning hours. There aren’t many clues and it seems that the couple fled to the fens with their two children. What were they hoping to leave behind? It’s been hard for me to get into this one. I don’t find any of the characters likable but I’m about half-way through so now I do feel somewhat invested in finding out who did it. Will keep you posted.
The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt. This one was interesting but because there are several time frames and characters narrating it reminded me a bit too much of The Winter People at first so I had to put this one aside. I’ll get back to it and hopefully won’t be too lost when I pick it up again.
Finally, last night I couldn’t wait to start one of my nonfiction reads for November and I started The Folded Clock. More on that one once I read a bit more.
I’m not sure how much reading I will get done this weekend because my husband and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary and I also have a friend who’s coming to visit on Sunday. This also means I won’t be going to the Texas Book Festival, which is a bit of a bummer, but there’s always next year.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and can’t wait to hear what books you’ll be reading!