The Friday 56: What I Thought Was True

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple: Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and post a line (or two)! My current read is What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick.


Title: What I Thought Was True
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Status: page 309/407
Genre: Contemporary, Romance (Young Adult)

‘Party on the beach tonight. We’re going to start this summer off with a bang.’

I really liked My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick and the setting of this one is perfect for this time of year since I was craving warmer weather and the beach. I should be finished with it today. It has been a nice book to read before work and bed this week.

Top Ten Tuesday: Read In One Sitting

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is about short books, books you can read in one sitting (or day) or the shortest books you’ve ever read. I decided to do a mix of these two. I’ve been extremely into short books recently, so I loved seeing this topic.

Shortest Books I’ve Read/Books You Can Read in One Day

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (48 pages)
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (64 pages)
Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz (64 pages)
Lady Susan 
by Jane Austen (80 pages)
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (88 pages)

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson (Vol. 1 – 128 pages)
We have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (160 pages)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (178 pages)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (180 pages)
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (182 pages)

I did not read all of these books in one sitting or day, but I think most of them are definitely one day or one sitting books. I hope to read more like them soon.

WWW Wednesday #6

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

To participate in this, you just have to answer these three questions:
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

Currently, I am reading What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman. It looks like this author has a lot of books out, but this is the first of hers that I’ve ever read. I remember seeing this at the library when it first came out, and then I bought it at that same library in a book sale a couple of years. I was in the mood for a mystery after my Sherlock binge, so I decided to read this one. Right now, I am only about 70 pages in, but I’m liking it so far. Read More »

The Friday 56: Boomerang

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple: Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and post a line (or two)! I am currently reading Boomerang by Noelle August.









Title: Boomerang
Author: Noelle August
Status: 56%
Genre: Contemporary, Romance (New Adult)

She chips away, getting me to talk about the people and things I care about until I start to relax in spite of myself.

This book was recommended to me on Goodreads about two years ago, but I was recently inspired to look for some romance-based contemporary fiction after seeing people on Instagram talk about their favorites. This one happened to be in my library wish list, so I decided to read it. I am at exactly 56% now and I am enjoying it. It’s nice to read something a bit lighthearted.

Book Haul #9

I mentioned in my last book haul post that my favorite independent bookstore was closing. It has closed since that last post, but I managed to go there one last time to buy a few books. Not like I needed to add more books to my TBR shelf, but I just couldn’t help myself, even if I knew nothing about any of these books when I bought them.

The Purple Shroud: A Novel of Empress Theodora by Stella Duffy
Little Century by Anna Keesey
Between You and Me by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Shirley by Susan Scarf Merrell

  • The Purple Shroud is the second in a series, but it sounds like it can be a standalone novel. I don’t know a thing about Empress Theodora, and I’ve never read any books about the Byzantine Empire, so I’m curious as to how the author will write these historical figures and time period. I’ll have to find out for sure if this book can be read alone before I read it, so I may have to read the first book as well. Read More »