Well it’s time for another book round up. I read these during the end of my third trimester and had to renew them a couple times because I didn’t exactly have the time or energy to speed through them. Here are a few of my thoughts:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I just loved this book! As the title suggests, the story primarily takes places in a circus that is open only at night. The doors don’t open until the sun sets and then stays opens into the wee hours of the night. The intrigue of the circus, is that it is not just any old circus. Oh no! This is a circus filled with the most impressive magic there ever was. The tale draws you in with its creativity, magic, competition, mystery, and romance. The main characters, Marco and Celia are magical people trained from a young age to compete in a mysterious competition. They unexpectantly fall in love and threaten the fate of so many things within their worlds. This book is good. I highly recommend.
Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick. Not what I expected at all. This is a classic don’t judge a book by it’s cover kind of novel. The writing immediately drew me in and I finished it fairly quickly, withing three days at the most. The story takes place in a tiny midcentury town in Virginia where nothing really happens, until a handsome and kind stranger shows up one day with a set of butcher knives and suitcase full of money. It’s a story of forbidden passion, heartache, and tragedy. Interesting to say the least. I thought about the characters long after I read the last word.
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak. This is a quirky collection of short stories. I did like it…although at times I felt like I wasn’t “smart” enough to get why it was funny. Initially I tried to read the book straight through and since it’s a collection of short stories I think it is meant to be enjoyed in smaller bites. Once I started reading just one or two stories at a time I enjoyed it a lot more. If you like witty off beat humor I recommend this one for you.
What are you reading? I probably won’t be picking up a new book any time soon, considering I have a one week old newborn under my care, but when I do! I’d love your suggestions.
Also thank you, thank you, thank you for your congratulations, well wishes, and general sweet comments and messages on the birth of our second daughter. Life is different once again and we are all well and staying afloat. More thoughts later.