Happy Monday! Here in Northeast Ohio the snow is falling. It’s very lovely and exciting and it marks the beginning of prime reading season! It’s a good thing because my bookcases are overflowing with unread books.
On Friday I had the opportunity to attend a Teen Symposium. The keynote speaker was the lovely Siobhan Vivian. She spoke primarily about her book The List. This book was inspired by an article she read about a real-life freshman hazing incident that included a “slut list.” The incident made the headlines a few years ago. The list itself was bad enough, but the teen’s responses were even more shocking. Vivian could not believe that some teens were happy to be on the list and others were disappointed about being excluded. From this, The List was born. It’s been a while since I read this one, but I remember it being a quick read full of issues. I am considering this one for a book club selection.
Saturday was spent in Columbus, visiting the zoo and my aunt and uncle. Sunday was spent trying to finish my book while my nephews did their best to destroy their house and injure each other. Thank goodness there was snow on the ground! They got the boot and built a snowman. I am usually much more attentive when I hang out with them, but I had 150 pages left in The Blood of Olympus. I couldn’t put it down!
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
- In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winter was a book club reread. I loved it as much as the first time.
- The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan. The final, epic showdown between the demigods and Gaea is finally happening. I loved this series ending, though I am sad to see them all go. I particularly loved Leo, Nico, and Reyna.
- Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. This is living up to all the hype. I am thoroughly enjoying the audio.
- Morning Glory by Sarah Jio. This is a duel POV in the same vein as That Summer by Lauren Willig and The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes.