How to Survive A Summer by Nick White | Skitter by Ezekiel Boone | Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka | Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward | The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti | Once and For All by Sarah Dessen | The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin
(Books courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada & Simon & Schuster Canada)
The start of a new month always brings me hope for better things to come. It also inspires me to correct my mistakes from the previous month. I completely spaced out in May hence the lack of posts and the very seldom visits you got from me. I would like to change that in June. I gave myself a pep talk along the lines of being physically active again is not an excuse to slack off over here. So I give you permission to give me a slap on the head if I start falling asleep on the job again.
Did any of you go to BEA? Relatively quiet on the social media front. No drama to be had – which is always a good thing. Lol. After I saw a few haul posts on IG, I started to tell my husband that I’m definitely going next year but then I remember that I’m sort of protesting the US’ new administration so I immediately scrap that idea.
Still haven’t been able to get my reading mojo back but I managed to finish Into the Water by Paula Hawkins. I just about gave up on it, to be honest. It was confusing af. There were so many points of view and for a while, you don’t know where the story was heading. I persevered and mildy enjoyed it. I think it would’ve been a good suspense story if she’d managed to pare down the POVs.
Stop by tomorrow for my review of Only Child by Andrew Pyper. Man, this book is so creepy. It’s his take on three well known classics melded into one: Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Dracula. My reading slump came at a bad time because my review is supposed to go up tomorrow and I’ve just started reading this over the weekend. It’s a good thing that this book is so compelling!
Anyway, this is it for me, folks. Let me know how your day is going so far.