It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next.
A quick update on my mom: She has graduated from physical therapy and is done with her medication. She tries to exercise everyday to keep building up her strength. I talked to her yesterday and this weekend she was able to do a little gardening and yesterday went to church for the first time since she was sick. I will be visiting her for Mother's Day weekend and we are going to her school's spring concert and I am sure her students will be thrilled to see her.
I didn't have as much time to read this week so I only managed to finish a novella and one book. I am still working my way through my book discussion book and I hopefully will have it read in time for our meeting tomorrow.
Saturday night was our Friends of the Library Just Desserts fundraiser. This was my first time attending and I thought it went really well. The food was pretty good and the wine was excellent. The guest speaker was a local journalist who had been on the Dr. Phil show and it was interesting hearing about his experiences in the news business.
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Twelfth Night by Deanna Raybourn
This is a Lady Julia novella set in January 1890. I like the novellas but they are not quite mysteries and just make me miss the series more. I wish Raybourn would write another Lady Julia Grey book but she seems to be focusing on historical adventure fiction instead. This novella does have a nice happy ending to it and I wish it had been released around the holidays.
Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae
This is one of the first books in the If Only line of "clean" teen contemporary romances published by Bloomsbury. I enjoyed this one, especially the descriptions of Italy, and I think it is something the teens at my library would really like.
The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
I wish I could get into this book but I am not a big fan of the protagonist. I will have to persevere however since both of my book discussion groups are reading this and I am the leader...
What I plan to read next:
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
I started reading this last week but put it aside to read my book discussion book and other books on my Kindle. So far I like it and appreciate how closely knit Lara Jean's family is.