Okay, so does it really count if I’m not really in bed? I picked up a shift today because that’ll give me a four-day weekend, so I definitely couldn’t turn it down! Last we spoke, my reading was completely erratic. I generally read about fifteen books a month. Last month, I think I wrapped up with about six books and even that was hard for me.
While my reading is becoming a bit more regular, I’m not pushing it. I’m alternating between books and Netflix. Speaking of, what are some new shows I can add on my list? I just finished BlackAF and am transitioning into The Last Kingdom, major Vikings vibe, and Kingdom, a Korean zombie series. Both seem to have potential.
Anyway, I strayed off topic a bit, lol. What are we reading this week?
Christie and I are looking to wrap up the Renagades series this month.
Supernova by Marissa Meyer
I don’t know about you great people, but I have the worst committment-phobia, so series reads always stress me out and take me a million years to finish; therefore, I am ECSTATIC to finish up this series (BUT ALSO SAD, BECAUSE I’M REALLY ENJOYING THIS SERIES). I think this is the first series I’ll be done with in a very long time!
All’s fair in love and anarchy…
The epic conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s thrilling Renegades Trilogy finds Nova and Adrian fighting to keep their identities secret. While the battle rages on between their alter egos and their allies, there is a darker threat shrouding Gatlon City.
The Renegades’ worst enemy is back among them, threatening to reclaim Gatlon City. Nova and Adrian must brave lies and betrayal to protect those they love. Their greatest fears are about to come to life, and unless they can bridge the divide between heroes and villains, they stand to lose everything. Including each other.
Intrigue and action will leave readers on edge until the final, shocking secrets are revealed.
Book Of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
I pre-ordered this book as soon as I learned about it. This is one of my highly anticipated reads after reading Before We Were Yours. I’m about five chapters in, so it is still a bit slow as Wingate is laying out the story.
A new novel inspired by historical events: a story of three young women on a journey in search of family amidst the destruction of the post-Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who rediscovers their story and its connection to her own students’ lives.
Lisa Wingate brings to life stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold off.
Louisiana, 1875 In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now-destitute plantation; Juneau Jane, her illegitimate free-born Creole half-sister; and Hannie, Lavinia’s former slave. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following dangerous roads rife with ruthless vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and eight siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage westward reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the seemingly limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope.
Louisiana, 1987 For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt–until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, seems suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled oaks and run-down plantation homes lies the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.
I am also wrapping up a couple of arcs, so the goal is to type up a review for them the next time I make a post! ALSO, Thank you for all your kind words and encouragement in the last couple of weeks when I was struggling keeping up with my books. I appreciate you all so much. As always, thank you for spending your Sunday morning with Christie and me. Hope you all are staying healthy and safe!