I completed only one book this week ( was a super busy one 😦 ): “Black boy, White school” by Brian F. Walker. I expected it to be the stereotypical “fish out water” story, but surprisingly It was extremely well written! Walker really captured the voice of a young black man struggling with wanting to succeed and not becoming a product of his environment. I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars only because it is a YA ( young adult book) and I felt it kind of rushed through the story.
The other book I attempted to read was Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. This was marketed to be a dystopian spin on the Wizard of Oz and I love me a good dystopian novel ( ie: hunger games,divergent etc…) but this one…sigh just lost me around page 89. I am attempting and again i stress attempting to finish this book. I just hate leaving a book unfinished.
In addition to that ,I am continuing with my Bible Study Plan on YouVersion called “Lent for Everyone” and am doing well with my lent challenge!
This week I really want to meet my reading goal and finish two books. I have chosen the two:
The 72 Hour Hold :By Bebe Moore Campbell ( a book a started years ago and really loved but got distracted and put down :)) This book is on my 2015 TBR ( see that list in a previous blog) and i really want to finish it this week
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is described on Goodreads like this:
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
A compulsively readable, emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller that draws comparisons to Gone Girl, The Silent Wife, or Before I Go to Sleep, this is an electrifying debut embraced by readers across markets and categories.
I loved Gone Girl and I’ve heard lots of comparisons of the two! I so picked this bad boy up! ( I know, I know I’m not supposed to be buying books but it was 20 % off 🙂 )
So hopefully I can breeze through these this week. Wish me luck!