Happy Monday book friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend! I intentionally planned to do absolutely nothing that required leaving the house, so my weekend was time with Kylee, reading and crafting!
On the reading front, I a readathon on Saturday for the Around The Year in 52 Books which goes through next weekend. This has both individual and team components so my goal is to read as much as possible this week to help out my team while fulfilling my own prompts for the individual portions.
And since of course one readathon wasn’t enough, I am also joining in for the #DoTheThingAThon hosted by A Frolic Through Fiction which kicks off today. The goal of this readathon is to make some progress on your reading goals for the year. Given that one of my goals for 2021 (one I’ve been less than successful at so far) is to get caught up on my backlog of book box books, so I’ve decided to focus on getting to a few of those.
My current read for both of these readathons is HORRID by Katrina Leno which I received in an OwlCrate box some time back. Jane and her mother are moving back to her mother’s childhood home, a run down house in Maine. Jane discovers that a locked door is hiding a little girl’s bedroom. My current prompt for the ATY readathon is a book involving secrets which definitely seems to fit. The main character is a book lover, especially of mysteries, though she takes it a bit beyond relatable by eating books on occasion. I’m intrigued to see what exactly is up with this family and the inhabitant (maybe?) of that locked room!
The rest of the books in the picture have yet to be started, but are part of my TBR for the readathons, but I do also have a couple ARCs in the plans to finish up this week as well:
THE ROAD TRIP by Beth O’Leary (out from Berkley on 6/1/2021). In this one we’re following a group of five people on the road to a friend’s wedding. Problem being they hadn’t intended to travel together and two of the car’s occupants had a very messy break up and this is their first time seeing each other since then. I’m at the halfway point and it’s a fun and fast read so far. I look forward to wrapping this one up after a buddy read chat this afternoon.
THE MAIDENS by Alex Michaelides (out from Celadon Books on 6/15/2021) has been a highly anticipated read and I am just getting into it. Too soon to share any thoughts, but it is promising murder, a secret society of female students and a good time overall! I have this one both in print and audio so suspect I’ll fly through it this week!
How goes your May reading? What are you reading this final week? I’d love to hear!