Since I’m not reading as much YA and I want to be more consistent with my blogging, I’m going to be sharing a weekly post about what I’m currently reading–YA or otherwise.
Monday finds me halfway through Fredik Backman’s book Anxious People. This is the story about a bank robbery turned hostage situation. However, it’s definitely more than that. As the novel unfolds, it’s really about the interconnectedness of all of us. I was looking forward to being able to sink into a story, but I find the style and narration of this novel makes it a bit harder for me to sink into the story. It reads as smaller vignettes interrupted by the narrator speaking directly to the reader–almost an adult Choose Your Own Adventure. I’ll be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about the style.
Before I go to sleep each night, I read on my e-reader. I have a nook glowlight. So that means that I have at least two books going at any time. I’m halfway through The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand. In the novel, Lex is dealing with the aftermath of her brother’s suicide. She’s hiding something. He hid something. The author is slowly unraveling the story from past and present. While suicide is not an enjoyable topic by any stretch of the imagination, the author has written the novel in such a way that it is a compelling read and one that’s hard to put down. Expect a blog post about this in coming weeks.
What will I be reading next week? You’ll just have to wait and see.