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I have been reading up a storm this week, and my thoughts are swirling around all things books and reading, so I thought I would make this a special book edition of Five on Friday.
I finished reading The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton early in the week. This was the second book that I’ve read by Kate Morton and the two are very much alike one another with lots of plot twists and a surprise ending. I do have to say that this was a slow read for me. It seems to take me longer to really get into Kate Morton’s books in the beginning and whenever there is a transition. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t a favorite and I don’t necessarily feel compelled to read everything that this author has written.
On the other hand, The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom had me hooked from the very beginning! I completed this 385 page book in just two days because I was completely consumed by it!! The characters and plot were absolutely gripping. This book follows the lives of Lavinia, an orphaned girl from Ireland who becomes an indentured servant, and Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. This book does a brilliant job of exploring the themes of slavery, class, racism, human dignity, family secrets and familial bonds. I highly recommend it!!
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford has been on my wish list for books for quite some time, so I’m excited to get started on it!! I remembered it after hearing it recommended on Anne Bogel’s podcast What Should I Read Next and knew it was time for me to finally delve into it. This historical fiction book sounds like it’s right up my alley!
My kids are super pumped about taking part in the Read-Aloud Revival’s 31 Day Read Aloud Challenge and I’m excited for them! The challenge is for them to read aloud for at least 15 minutes 25/31 days in May. They will be entered to win lots of great prizes over at the Read-Aloud Revival site if they complete the challenge. And I have promised them some fun surprises along the way from me as well!
I have two reading goals for this year. One of those goals is to read more books in book form. I do most of my reading on my Kindle and I LOVE it, but I am feeling the desire to hold an actual book in my hands and turn real pages.
I’ve been hearing a lot about Book of the Month Club and I’m really contemplating giving it a try.
It’s basically a subscription service where you get one hard back newly released book delivered to your door each month. You get to choose from five books of different genres and you can have additional books delivered for just $10. I think this would be an awesome way to try new books and get reading real, actual books at the same time!
My second reading goal for this year is to read more non-fiction. I think The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is going to be a great way to incorporate more non-fiction into my reading life.
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Happy Friday Friends!!!