Reading is one of my favorite activities. I love to cuddle up with a book and escape the world and journey to someplace new. This month, I'm working on two books.
I am joining the February Book Club over at Peanut Butter Fingers. I'm excited. Here's what Amazon.com says about the book:
In 2011, Sarah Jio burst onto the fiction scene with two sensational novels--The Violets of March and The Bungalow. With Blackberry Winter--taking
its title from a late-season, cold-weather phenomenon--Jio continues
her rich exploration of the ways personal connections can transcend the
boundaries of time.
Seattle, 1933. Single mother Vera Ray kisses
her three-year-old son, Daniel, goodnight and departs to work the
night-shift at a local hotel. She emerges to discover that a May-Day
snow has blanketed the city, and that her son has vanished. Outside, she
finds his beloved teddy bear lying face-down on an icy street, the snow
covering up any trace of his tracks, or the perpetrator's.
Seattle, 2010. Seattle Herald
reporter Claire Aldridge, assigned to cover the May 1 "blackberry
winter" storm and its twin, learns of the unsolved abduction and vows to
unearth the truth. In the process, she finds that she and Vera may be
linked in unexpected ways...
And then up is Terra by Gretchen Powell. I LOVE Gretchen's weight loss blog and then I learned that she wrote a book! Check it out here!
A broken and desolate Earth. A young girl struggling to survive. A lost boy with a powerful secret.
A discovery that will change everything.
the distant wake of a plague that has decimated the Earth's population,
humanity is split in two: The rich and powerful live in skycities that
float overhead, while those who remain on the ground have gathered in
settlements strewn across a dying planet. Eighteen-year-old Terra Rhodon
is a terrestrial--a denizen of the barren groundworld--who makes her
living as a scav. Long abandoned by her father, her caregivers gone,
Terra supports herself and her younger brother, Mica, by scouring the
earth for discarded scraps and metals to recycle for profit. One day,
while on a routine scavenging run, she discovers something that shocks
her home settlement of Genesis X-16. When the value of her discovery is
revealed, Terra's world is turned upside down.
I'm excited to read them both! I'll blog reviews when I'm finished!