Hey everyone! I’m going away for the weekend. This is not an uncommon occurrence in my life because I have awesome family members that own a house in the middle of nowhere and invite us there almost every weekend. It’s a gorgeous house located in a mountainous area of Pennsylvania and we love it so much.
This weekend is also pretty special because it contains my father’s fiftieth birthday! This weekend will be filled with lots of family and celebrating and I doubt I’m going to get a lot of time to read. However, here’s what I’m taking along with me.
Scarlet is book two in the Lunar Chronicles series and follows the book Cinder. Cinder is a young cyborg girl in the much distant future. The first book is an interesting Cinderella retelling. The second book is not only what happens next for Cinder, but is also inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. I love retellings. There’s a reason these stories stood the test of time. I want to say I’m about fifty pages or so into this book, so I plan to finish it this weekend.
This book satisfies a challenge I set for myself. I’ll post more about that at another time (probably when I finish the book and pick a new challenge. The challenge was “read a book by your favorite author that you haven’t read it.” Lisey’s Story has been on my shelf forever and I just hadn’t picked it up yet. It tells the story of a bestselling author’s wife, Lisey, and is loosely based on Stephen King’s own experiences. After Lisey’s husband dies, she must clean out his writing office, discover his unwritten works, and go down a haunting trip through memory lane and face her husband’s demons.
As part of my challenge, I require myself to read at least fifty pages a day of my challenge book. If I do not read that day, I must put $0.50 in the challenge box to later donate to my library. I currently owe $3.00. This book hasn’t sucked me into the story (yet), so it’s hard for me to pick it up. I plan on continuing my fifty pages a day this weekend.
Placid Girl by Brenna Ehrlich has an expected release date of August 25, 2015. I received an e-book copy from Netgalley for review. I read two chapters last night and it seems to be interesting. It’s definitely different than other books I’ve read.
Placid Girl is a YA novel about a teenage girl in a punk band. Her band frequently covers her favorite artist, Haze, a reclusive musician who has been on hiatus for the past five years. When she receives comments and messages on a popular photo sharing app, she thinks it might just be Haze who is flirting with her. She must find out if he is who he says he is.
I plan on finishing this one up soon and you can expect a full review soon!
I don’t know if I’ll be able to accomplish any of these goals, but I’m sure going to try! I at least have a three hour car ride to and from the mountains to get some reading done!
Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you think about them!
What are you planning on reading this weekend?