Welcome to This Week in Books, where we share what we’ve been up to in bookland this week and look ahead to next.
Happy new year to you all! I hope you had a lovely Christmas holiday and a great New Year.
I had a great time but didn’t manage to get any blogging or even much reading done despite having two weeks off work! It’s nice to be back, but I’ve decided that I’ll be taking a step back for the foreseeable future (after I get my backlog of reviews out).
I’m not quitting completely and hope to post at least once a week (as opposed to 3 or 4 like I used to). I just feel burnt out and want to enjoy reading again.
I hope you’ll enjoy being kept up to date on what I’m reading in this post.
Renegades ~ Marissa Meyer
This has got off to an excellent start and I’m so relieved. The Lunar Chronicles is one of my favourite series, but I was pretty disappointed by Meyer’s last book, Heartless. This definitely seems like a return to form!
The Polar Bear’s Explorer Club ~ Alex Bell // Little Women ~ Louisa May Alcott
These were the last two books I finished before Christmas. I absolutely loved The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club, it was such a fun, magical read that’s perfect for winter. I was also really surprised by how much I enjoyed Little Women. I tried reading it as a child but never got through it – I’ve never been very good with the classics – but I liked it. Hurrah!
Probably Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha. I’m not a huge one for memoirs but love the sound of this one 🙂
A charming memoir of one woman’s unexpected journey from country chic to backwoods barnyard
Just as the Great Recession was easing in some parts of the country, Jennifer McGaha experienced an economic crisis of epic proportions. Her home was in foreclosure; she had $4.57 in the bank; and worst of all, she had recently discovered that she and her accountant husband owed four years of back taxes to the state of North Carolina and the IRS. And then things got really bad…
Flat Broke with Two Goats takes readers on a wild adventure from a Cape Cod-style home in the country to a hundred-year-old, mice-infested, snake-ridden cabin in a North Carolina holler. With self-effacing humor and unflinching honesty, Jennifer chronicles the joys and difficulties of living close to nature, and in the process she comes to discover the true meaning of home.
What have you been reading this week? Leave a comment/link and I’ll do my best to take a look 🙂