I am back in America after spending three lovely weeks in the United Kingdom, and Italy for my 30th birthday. I miss the cold weather, the Tuscan sky, the Highland mountains, and the Nutella gelato already! But as much as I miss Europe, I am glad not to be living out of a suitcase and I can sleep in my own bed once again! I am happy to say that I am finally over my jet lag, and slowly molding myself back to my life. Who knew that when you are away for so long that you have to re-familiarize yourself with things that came natural to you before you left… like driving. (LOL). Anyways, I managed to do a little reading since being away and being back home, so let’s get into it!
Cleopatra’s Shadows by Emily Holleman (Historical Fiction, Egyptian) I do not know a great deal about Egyptian history, but this book was a treat to read. I am trying to expand my historical fiction realm since I tend to stick to Victorian Era, British, American, and Civil War themed novels so when I was sent Cleopatra’s Shadows, I was intrigued. Review to come later this week, brilliant book for sure!
Queen of Tearling by Erika Johansen (Fantasy, YA, Fiction) Loved it! I loved the twists and turns, and the endless surprises! Will likely add a review to the GIANT YA Fantasy review I am going to post sometime in the next few weeks (God willing).
Speed Kings by Andy Bull (Nonfiction, Memoir, Sports) I was sent this for review what feels like AGES ago, but finally getting around to reading this memoir about the first Bobsledding team at the 1930’s Olympic Games. Its good so far!
Whispered Echoes by Anne Michaud (Thriller, Mystery, Horror) It’s October so I felt like it was necessary to read at least one spooky, ghost storyish book for this month and Whispered Echoes is it! I am not a huge scary book fan but I am willing to give this book a go. Wish me luck. If you see more posts from me, it is because I cannot sleep due to the scary book. Haha!
The Determined Heart by Antoinette May (historical, Fiction) This book is supposed to be about Mary Shelley, famous author of Frankenstein, and how she came to write such a compelling work of the gothic, horror genre. Also appropriate for October.
So that is it for this week. I know it seems like my TBR is hopping around a lot but I do have a few books I need to review, so all other pleasure reading has been put on hold for the time being. Be on the look out for more reviews, and my eventual posting of a GIANT YA Fantasy and Contemporary YA review! They will be coming, I promise!
Hope you are all having a fantastic week and that you are enjoying cold weather where ever you are! It is hot as hell in California, so a bit of cold weather would be lovely!