It’s the first reading week of the year! It’s also the first Wednesday of the year, so why not start off telling you all what I’m reading? I have to say my first read of the year (Bonfire) isn’t particularly exciting but my pre-order for The Cruel Prince is arriving tomorrow instead of yesterday. I couldn’t decide what to read instead and sort of settled, to be honest. Anyway, here you go:
Bonfire follows Abby Williams, a small town girl turned lawyer who escaped her life in Barrens, Indiana and moved to Chicago at the young age of eighteen. She swore she would never go back home, but now ten years later she’s back to investigate complaints about the water. Some suspect the new mega-company Optimal Plastics is hiding something, but no one wants to talk because they are bringing money to the former economically stunted town.
Why did you decide to pick up this book–cover or content? Content. I hadn’t seen her show Jessica Jones yet and then I did. I thought her book was worth checking out. I also picked it from the Book of the Month’s subscription.
Who is your favorite character so far, and why? NO ONE. Right now we’re mostly inside the character’s head and the people in her past were horrible people.
Will you finish this one? I plan to. Hopefully, this week!
Finish the sentence: This book reminds me of…(other books, movies, tv shows…) A grown-up Pretty Little Liars mixed with Veronica Mars. There was also a scene that reminded me of The Girl On a Train just a tiny bit.
What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down…) It’s kind of hard to say. The story is set in a small town where not much happens, so the little details are crucial and the author seems to know that. It’s slow-paced so far, but short enough that I don’t mind continuing.
Outlander begins with Claire Randall, a former combat nurse ,on a honeymoon with her husband in Scotland in 1945. A series of events leads to her being transported to war-torn Scotland in 1743. There’s more to it, but I barely started and I don’t want to copy the official synopsis.
Why did you decide to pick up this book–cover or content? Content. The show, however, has been buzzing and I was curious. I actually visited Scotland when I was 14 years old so I’m reading this book wishing I was back there again. The next time I go, it would be fun to do an Outlander tour. Otherwise, I hope I at least learn a bit more about Scotland through the story.
Who is your favorite character so far, and why? I only finished Chapter 2 so it’s difficult to say this early on.
Will you finish this one? I plan to…It will just take me a whole month.
Finish the sentence: This book reminds me of…(other books, movies, tv shows…) This book is nothing I’ve read before. I don’t normally read historical fiction so I can’t compare it to anything else.
What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down…) Slow but interesting! I’m listening to the book on an audiobook. There’s a lot of historical references because one of the characters is a history buff. At first that’s hard to listen to (history wasn’t one of my favorite classes) but the supernatural elements make the story stand out.
What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments. Happy Wednesday!