Monday, January 18, 2016

what i'm reading!


'sisterland' by curtis sittenfeld: i am currently reading this book. while i can't yet provide a comprehensive review, i am greatly enjoying it thus far! twin sisters, kate and violet, are raised in st. louis, missouri. they grow up very close, but in junior high, kate makes a decision that greatly (and negatively) impacts the girls' relationship. as adults, the twins experience a chance occurrence that brings them back together. can they repair their relationship? i'll let you know! 

'the house girl' by tara conklin: another page turner, let me tell you! this historical fiction novel weaves together the stories of new york city, junior lawyer, lina, and pre-civil war slave, josephine. lina is hoping to find a lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that seeks compensation for formerly enslaved families. in her search, she discovers the paintings and art of the renowned lu anne bell, but it is possible the paintings were actually the work of her house slave, josephine. 


'the silent sister' by diane chamberlain: this is my favorite book as of late! i read it in a day or two while in hawaii. it follows riley macpherson, a 20 something who has returned to her childhood home following the death of her father. while sorting through his possessions, riley learns a great deal about her family's past, particularly her older sister who she thought committed suicide as a teenager.

'what she knew' by gilly macmillan: this book is also a page turner! recently divorced, rachel is working to put her life back together. she shares custody of their eight-year-old son, ben, with her ex-husband. while walking their dog through the woods, rachel lets ben run ahead to meet at the tire swing. when rachel arrives at the swing, ben is nowhere to be found!

'the heart goes last' by margaret atwood: this book was very intriguing. i was not expecting the plot to go in the direction it did, but overall, it's a good read (especially if you're a margaret atwood fan!). stan and charmaine are a married couple struggling to make ends during economic and social crises. unfortunately, they end up homeless and are living in their car. when the couple hears of the positron project, a project that promises shelter, food, and work, they are eager to join. however, as they learn and experience what the project is truly about, they begin to question their haste and decision to join.

what are you reading right now?
i am always looking for recommendations! 
xoxo.