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 Wednesday, Everyone. Hope you’re all having a good week so far. I missed last week due to that b*****d REAL LIFE. I know, I sound like a stuck record, but reading time is teeny at the moment and it’s kind of like the less you work the less you want to work but in reading form, y’know.
Anyway, I did manage to finish one book. It was a Quick Read but STILL A BOOK 😉 …
I’m enjoying this easy, contemporary read which has a big heart and diverse characters. Looking forward to finishing it (hopefully tonight), because I only have about 60 pages to go and I put it down just after something major happened!!
The only sort of risk 18-year-old Laila Piedra enjoys is the peril she writes for the characters in her stories: epic sci-fi worlds full of quests, forbidden love, and robots. Her creative writing teacher has always told her she has a special talent. But three months before her graduation, he’s suddenly replaced—by Nadiya Nazarenko, a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who is sadistically critical and perpetually unimpressed.
At first, Nazarenko’s eccentric assignments seem absurd. But before long, Laila grows obsessed with gaining the woman’s approval. Soon Laila is pushing herself far from her comfort zone, discovering the psychedelic highs and perilous lows of nightlife, temporary flings, and instability. Dr. Nazarenko has led Laila to believe that she must choose between perfection and sanity—but rejecting her all-powerful mentor may be the only way for Laila to thrive.
I think this has been my favourite of the 2018 QRs so far. I didn’t want to put it down!
Marriage is complicated, especially for Kate.
Her husband Jack has a temper on him, and has been an absent father for years.
Kate knows it’s time for a divorce.
The trouble is, Jack refuses. And now that he has found out Kate has met another man, his jealous rages escalate.
Can Kate rid herself of her jealous husband before it’s too late?
Maybe Leah on the Off Beat because I just bought it, but I might need something different from a YA Contemporary read…so who knows!
What have you been reading this week? Leave a comment/link and I’ll do my best to take a look.