Weekend Reading Ahead

I thought I was going to have some family in town this weekend but it turns out they’ll come visit another time. So, this means free time to spend with the books. Which is a good thing as I’ve started several books recently. Let me tell you about about them.

The first one I started was Maggie Again by John D. Husband. I’ve had this ARC waiting for me for a while and am so glad to finally get to it. The story of four teenagers is charming and so far I’m enjoying the characters and their antics.

Next up is Life Studies by Susan Vreeland. I have only read two of the short stories in this collection but so far so good, and I also found out that on her web site you can see which painting she is referring to for each story. I like that.

Another ARC I’ve started is Forgive Me by Amanda Eyre Ward. I’ve heard some mixed reviews about this book and I think I can see why. I like the premise, a globe-trotting reporter always on the hunt for the best story, but she’s not a very likable character. I’ll let you know.

Finally, I always have to have a mystery in the bunch and I started The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri. This book is proof that sometimes it’s just the right book, wrong time. I had started this long ago and didn’t like it. As a matter of fact, I gave it away to a friend. She said it was a great little mystery and gave me back the book. As I trust her judgement, I decided to put it back on my stacks where it lingered for a while longer until I picked it up to read for the First in a Series challenge and what do you know? I’m thoroughly enjoying it.

So those are my weekend reads. Maybe I’ll even throw in another book. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of good stories.

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