Welcome to our Monday Memes, where we get together to share about our books. The ones we’ve received in the mail (or bought), and what we’ve been reading.
Mailbox Monday is hosted this month by Knitting and Sundries.
What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Journey.
I received only one book this week—and it was from the Amazon Vine program.
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin, is a story about two different young men and the experiences that defined them.
Edgar Award-winning author Tom Franklin returns with his most accomplished and resonant novel so far—an atmospheric drama set in rural Mississippi. In the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas “32” Jones were boyhood pals. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother. Yet for a few months the boys stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date to a drive-in movie, and she was never heard from again. She was never found and Larry never confessed, but all eyes rested on him as the culprit. The incident shook the county—and perhaps Silas most of all. His friendship with Larry was broken, and then Silas left town.
It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?
Besides my reading this week, I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo, and have accumulated 16,280 words in seven days. I’m hoping to stockpile those words and pages for that inevitable slump that could appear.
Books Read and Reviewed:
1) The Lost Hours, by Karen White (review)
2) Bitter in the Mouth, by Monique Truong (review)
3) The Shadow Man, by Mary Gordon (review)
Books Coming Up Next:
1) Outtakes from a Marriage, by Ann Leary
2) My Best Friend’s Girl, by Dorothy Koomson (from my TBR stack)
3) Once in a Blue Moon, by Eileen Goudge
The story of the perfect couple living a dream life—until one day….
How far would you go for the best friend who broke your heart?
An emotionally charged family drama, focusing on two sisters and their turbulent lives and loves.
So that’s my week. Some reading, some blogging, and a lot of writing!
What does your week look like? I hope you’ll stop by and share....