I am not even sure why I picked up The Arrangement. I was sure I wouldn’t like it and I really didn’t need another fluffy book that was too clever for its own good. As it worked out, it was a much different story than I had thought and I read it all in one sitting. I felt it was a bit didactic in the end but I still enjoyed it.
I’ve been waiting for Laini Taylor’s new book for so so long. I’m a huge fan of her previous series and I knew I’d love Strange the Dreamer because I love her writing so much. And it was no disappointment. I enjoyed every moment of this book. It wasn’t as magical as the previous only because that was the first book I’ve read in such a magical world. I can’t wait to read number two of this wonderful series.
I then listened to Solve for Happy which came at a very opportune time and was so very honest and interesting and full of exactly what I needed to hear when I needed to hear it. May I never have to experience such terrible loss.
Eggshells was a quirky, quick story. I enjoyed it quite a bit but it didn’t leave a huge impression, it was mostly an intermission story.
I then picked up Setting Free the Kites which was wonderful. A coming of age story that was sad but touching and I am really glad I read it. Still thinking about it now.
I hadn’t read a Lisa See story in years. I think possibly ten years but for some reason I decided I wanted to read The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane and she was as wonderful as I remembered. This great story is about belonging amongst many other themes and I really loved it.
It was time for another Harriet Lerner so I read The Dance of Intimacy which was one of the few my library had. Shockingly, getting good at intimacy requires focusing on yourself and doing work on you. I know, you’re just as surprised as I am, aren’t you? Just kidding. Of course, the hard work is always with you.
And finally I just finished What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky. This was another library recommendation. Short story collection. Some were wonderful and some were okay and I lost my focus while listening to others.
I still have 18 books sitting on my library bookshelf. Can’t wait to read some more! One of my favorite parts of traveling!
Books I Read this Week 2017 is a year-long project for 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here.