While I’m still currently looking for job prospects, I’m still living with my parents. Because of that, I don’t have much space. There are a lot of space in our living room but heaven forbid I clutter the area! So, I’ve been having a golden age with eBooks and to be frank, I’ve been having quite a ball reading digitally. It’s another heaven-sent blessing when text-to-speech function is available because I can “read” while doing errands and chores! Anyway, I’ve noticed that I’ve been having so much books “sitting around” in my readers and so I’ve opted to share to you the books that I’ve acquired–maybe for a while now. Have patience, I’ll get to them sometime. 😛 Mind you, most of these are advanced reader copies. I also went ham with Nicholas Sparks books. Forgive me–or not. (NO RAGRETS! 💁) Without further ado, let’s get on with the humongous collective haul that this is. By the way, the links go to their Goodreads page.
Title: The Saturday Evening Girls Club
Author: Jane Healey
Genre: Historical Fiction, Women’s Literature
No. of Pages (Paperback): 250
Date Published: April 25th of 2017
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Synopsis (via Goodreads):
For four young immigrant women living in Boston’s North End in the early 1900s, escaping tradition doesn’t come easy. But at least they have one another and the Saturday Evening Girls Club, a social pottery-making group offering respite from their hectic home lives—and hope for a better future.
Ambitious Caprice dreams of opening her own hat shop, which clashes with the expectations of her Sicilian-born parents. Brilliant Ada secretly takes college classes despite the disapproval of her Russian Jewish father. Stunning Maria could marry anyone yet guards her heart to avoid the fate of her Italian Catholic mother, broken down by an alcoholic husband. And shy Thea is torn between asserting herself and embracing an antiquated Jewish tradition.
The friends face family clashes and romantic entanglements, career struggles and cultural prejudice. But through their unfailing bond, forged through their weekly gathering, they’ll draw strength—and the courage to transform their immigrant stories into the American lives of their dreams.
Rate: 4 of 5
I had no high hopes for this book when I picked it up assuming that it would just be another one of my endeavors in reading Historical Fiction again after quite a while. And the cover didn’t speak to me so much at the time. What I didn’t expect is how immersive and beautiful both the writing and the story will be. I was completely taken aback when this book became the object of my adoration for the four days that I’ve read it. Continue reading
Author: Joelle Sellner
Genre: Graphic Novel (Comics), Fantasy, Young Adult
Date Published: April 19th of 2017
Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors
Number of Pages: 128
Synopsis (via Goodreads):
Twilight meets the legend of Atlantis in this gripping graphic novel from writer Joelle Sellner and artist Abby Boeh. After the death of her beloved mother, Aryn’s father has moved her family to a new town hoping for a fresh start. At first things seem to be going well—Aryn is making friends and has even caught the eye of one of the hottest guys in school. But there are dark forces moving under the surface that Aryn cannot see; and her new crush may not be … human.
Rate: 3 of 5
As a reader, I haven’t really been exposed to much graphic novels that I really am not sure where to classify such type of books, ergo, I all flag them down as “comics”.
Which is really weird. So, please, forgive me if iI flag a graphic novel as “comics” the next time–I’m still wading my way in through the genre. 🙂