Thank you to Simon & Schuster for the free review copy of THE GIRL FROM WIDOW HILLS by Megan Miranda!
Another week, another Monday at home, but given that my work is pressuring me to go back to the office full time I’m actually happy to be at home at least for today! The weekend was good with a great happy hour with friends to kick off the weekend and then a lot of good reading, finishing six books for my May TBR (some were in progress before the weekend and most were short, but still a great reading weekend)!
Last night, I started THE GIRL FROM WIDOW HILL by Megan Miranda and I look forward to continuing it tonight! Arden has a history of sleepwalking and as a six year old, she was swept up into a storm drain during one of her episodes and lost for three days. She became the girl that everyone was talking about. Now that she’s all grown up, she has changed her name to Olivia and is trying to escape her past.
Now, twenty years later, Olivia has a great life in a town she loves, but the sleepwalking she thought was behind her has started up again and she’s beginning to feel like someone is watching her. I didn’t get too far in before bedtime, but I’m intrigued to find out what is going on! The book has short clips from interviews with people who knew Arden as a child and descriptions of her ordeal which add to the story. I know I’ll be flying through this one when get off work tonight!
As I mentioned, I did wrap up a lot of in progress reads over the weekend, but I did start a couple more new books:
11/22/63 by Stephen King has been on my TBR since it first came out. At the time I was going back to revisit all of his novels in order (a pursuit I abandoned when I joined Bookstagram after I started to join King buddy reads). I am actually in two different buddy reads for this one during May since I’m so excited to read it and chat with other fans. I decided to start this one a bit early since it is huge, but the first hundred plus pages really flew by! We’re following high school English teacher Jake. Jake’s friend Al is the owner of the local diner and he lets Jake in on a little secret, the diner has a portal to a particular day in the past. Al isn’t able to continue his quest to rewrite history by stopping the Kennedy assassination, so he’s recruited Jake to take his place. I’m loving this read so far, but I’m holding off on continuing too quickly so that I can read it fresh for our buddy read chats!
QAUALITYLAND by Mark-Uwe Kling is my current audiobook. This one takes place in a perhaps not too distant future where everyone and everything is built around ratings systems, from dating matches to personal standing in the community. Peter Jobless is a machine scrapper with very low social standing. Unable to actually destroy the malfunctioning and outdated machines sent to him, he puts off this distasteful stack and has built up quite a collection of AI characters. The Shop sends consumers what they want before they want it, but when he receives an item he clearly did not want or need, he sets out on a quest to prove that the algorithm is fallible. This one is quirky and bizarre and fun!
Did you get any good reading in this weekend? What are you currently reading?