Last: The Ice Swan 😍
Current: The Personal Librarian (#botm) & The Hellion
Next: The Holly and the Ivy
This book made me uncomfortable, angry, sad, and a gamut of other emotions. It was such a a heavy topic delving into something traumatic yet horribly believable. I thought the author did a great job fleshing out the story and ultimately ending on a note of hope.
The #BOTM hint indicates this will be a February pick (though it‘s available next week), and I can definitely see why! Maddie narrates this story that opens with her own, in some ways, delayed coming-of-age when her mother returns from Ghana, giving Maddie a chance to step out of her role as primary caregiver for her father. Personal, raw and emotional, I really enjoyed this book that touches on a range of topics but at its heart, deals with love.
Wrap-Up for #JoyousJanuary & #BacklistReadathon
-read for an absurd 81h39m
-finished 22 books and made progress in 3 others
-got 11 #BOTM backlist off my TBR pile 🙌🏻
-gave 5 5⭐️
Thanks @Andrew65 @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks for a great reading week!
—read 16 books this week (3 out of 9 forecasted; 9 #BOTM for #BacklistReadathon; all on audio; 5⭐️ for Spells for Forgetting, Just Like Magic, A Flicker in the Dark & On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor)
—📱 Christmas Baggage still
—🎧 The Circus Train #bookspinbingo
—📖 Monster, Vol. 7
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ this was great. It moved, kept me guessing. I made a huge declaration at the start, claiming to have solved the mystery by page 50, but then the book starts adding suspects with each chapter, and it could have gone a dozen ways so I eventually just sat back and enjoyed. Quick read! Botm pick! #botm