Thursday, April 2, 2020

#A To Z Blogging: B for Books I'm Reading

I love to read, in case you haven't noticed. The fun of doing this blog is I also get to find new books or mention books others told me about.

So this post I'll share a few of the books I'm reading as of this writing. Like my miniature projects, it seems I also read several books at a time. ha!

 

The Goodbye Family and the Great Mountain, Lorin Morgan-Richards - Cute idea of a family of undertakers with a witch/matriarch mortician, hearse driver and gravedigger daughter. And the family in this weird west tale find their neighbors are turning into zombies! A fun touch is each chapter also includes original drawings. (Still reading, received copy from author.) 

The Queen's Secret: A Novel of England's World War II Queen, Karen Harper - Personalized, fictional story of the Queen Mother and King "Bertie", parents of the current Queen Elizabeth. Enjoying this for the history and some surprises I didn't know about. A very personable rendition.  (Won in a Goodreads giveaway.) 

Wanderers, Chuck Wendig - The apocalypse comes to light in the form of people suddenly walking off in a fugue-like state. Enjoying it but it's one of those Stephen King-long books at 782 pages, which means the book could've been whittled down to half the size. There's too much filler with a faded rock star and meandering with the crowd of sleepwalkers on their journey. It lags in the middle and started getting more interesting with more clues around the mid-500 pages. (Not done yet.)

** Also wanted to mention this book I haven't started yet:

 The Joyce Girl: A Novel of Jazz Age Paris, Annabel Abbs - Lucia Joyce is both gifted and motivated, training tirelessly with some of the finest teachers in the world. Though her father delights in his daughter’s talent, she clashes with her mother, Nora. And as her relationship with Beckett sours, Lucia’s dreams unravel, as does her hope of a life beyond her father’s shadow. 

With Lucia’s behavior growing increasingly erratic, James Joyce sends her to pioneering psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Here, at last, she will tell her own story—a fascinating, heartbreaking account of thwarted ambition, passionate creativity, and the power of love to both inspire and destroy. 
The Joyce Girl creates a compelling and moving account of the real-life Joyce Girl, of unrealized dreams and rejection, and of the destructive love of a father. (I received the book from a Goodreads giveaway.)

4 comments:

  1. Book recos are always welcome. Only my TBR shelves are out of control. :)
    Have a great A-Z!

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  2. That's quite a range. Joyce Girl is the one that especially interests me. All the best with A to Z Challenge.

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  3. Such a variety. It's a shame Wanderers needs cutting down - I have bumped into many such books over the years and it can throw a person out of the story.
    Tasha 💖
    Virginia's Parlour - The Manor (Adult concepts - nothing explicit in posts)
    Tasha's Thinkings - Vampire Drabbles

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  4. Wait, are you reading all these at once? I usually only read one book at a time.

    Monsterous Love from A to Z

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