One of the things I love most in this world is reading. Since 2012 I’ve had a Goodreads account where I keep track of what I’ve read and get inspiration for what to read next and y’all I have more than 2,000 friends on that thing. I thought I’d share with you three reads that I’ve been into — the last book I read, the one I’m currently reading, and the one I’m planning on reading next. Still following? Maybe I’ll make this a series.
THE LAST BOOK I READ
The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett
The Versions of Us starts with a quintessential beginning. A boy and a girl meet. But three tiny different decisions change up their futures. The book follows three different paths that these decisions impacted, showing three different futures for Eva and Jim. It’s very Sliding Doors-esque. It was based in Europe which made me want to get the heck over there right now, and follows their lives as they take heartbreaking and heartwarming paths. It very much explores love and how it evolves as we grow and stumble through life. I’d give this a 7/10 I think.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
OKAY. I am blowing through this book and halfway done. You know it’s good when that’s happening. The Hate U Give follows Starr Carter after she witnesses her friend, Khalil, get shot by a police officer while he was unarmed. Starr struggles with telling the truth as she worries for the outcome of her own life and her families’. This book is unfortunately incredibly timely right now and is written so well that you can jump from sections about high school musical to sections on rioting and gangbanging and not blink an eye. So far I’m loving this & am hoping my eyes will continue to open as I read.
THE NEXT READ
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
Y’all probably don’t know this about me but I can’t really get enough of World War II fiction (or nonfiction). Such an interesting and scary time, especially now since nazis are apparently still around (disgusting). Anyways, The Women in the Castle is a novel about a woman who retires back to her late husband’s ancestor’s castle right after WW II. Marianne von Lingenfels’ husband was murdered after trying to sabotage Hitler and she plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband’s brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows. Does this not sound amazing? After reading (and loving) The Nightingale, I’m very very excited to get into this.
THOSE are my three most current reads. What are you reading? Recommendations are welcome in the comments below! 🙂