Monday, September 20, 2021

Monday Mini-Reviews: Homecoming Weekend

It was Homecoming Weekend this past Friday/Saturday for my girls - and it was so busy.  There were activities all week beginning with a parade that kicked things off.  Middle Sister was a part of the Homecoming Court which was a lot of fun for her (and us).  Little Sister also got in on the Homecoming activities this year since she's a freshman. 

And that means that once again, leisure reading was hard to come by.


Here are the two books I enjoyed:

Ghosts by Dolly Alderton - this is a novel that would have resonated more with me about twenty years ago.  Nina is in her early thirties looking for a relationship that will last.  She's a successful writer with a nice home, but she's wanting to join her friends who have married and had kids.  When she meets Max who tells her he plans on marrying her, she feels like everything is coming together.  Until she texts him and he just stops responding.  I think most people who have been in the dating world can identify with Nina.  This is well written and entertaining and reminds me of what life was like when single.

The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams - Mukesh is a widower still grieving the loss of his wife.  He finds himself at the library one day where he meets Aleisha, a teenager with a rough home life.  The two don't immediately hit it off, but eventually Aleisha is able to recommend books to Mukesh from a reading list she found in a library book. The two read some great books and discuss them and find that books help them through some tough times in their lives.

This week I've got two cross country meets, a professional development I'm in charge of and need to plan for, and a husband who is in Nashville for work.  After this past weekend, I could have used a day off just to recover, but here it is Monday already!

Have a great week, everyone!

1 comment:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Great pics of happy times. The Reading List is one I hope to try.