A little reading this morning, followed by brunch (you need coffee and biscuits for a book challenge, right?), followed by more reading. I managed to finish the second of the books I was in the middle of. Onto the stats!
- 1.5 hours reading time (4.5 hours total)
- 136 pages read (501 pages total)
- 0 cups tea consumed (2 cups total)
Review #2: I had already been about two-thirds of the way through Tell the Wolves I’m Home when I picked it up again for #48HBC. It was one of this year’s Alex Award winners, and I can see why–June’s a rich and compelling narrator, who’s navigating adulthood in the middle of losing her favorite person in the world, her uncle Finn. I remember feeling a lot like June at that age, as she feels like part of her is slipping away when she has a harder time pretending she’s in the middle ages. I was also really impressed by the character of Greta, her sister, whom I expected to just be the kind of obnoxious, wordly older sister. Instead, Greta is a complex character who desperately wants to connect with her younger sister and doesn’t quite know how. Overall, an excellent look at love and grief and jealousy and reconciliation. It’s beautifully written and quiet, which is the kind of book I’m drawn toward.
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I really enjoyed “Tell the Wolves I’m Home”, too. I remember crying – a lot – and being thankful that it wasn’t something I’d attempted to read in public. Speaking of beautiful and quiet, have you read “Vanishing Act” by Mette Jakobsen? It definitely fits that description. I read it before I started blogging so I can’t direct you to a full review, but I absolutely recommend it.
I hadn’t heard of “Vanishing Act” at all, but it sounds awesome. Thanks so much for the recommendation!
You are so on top of this 48 Hour Book Challenge! YES YES YES
Thanks! It’s been fun having the excuse to read all weekend–and to finally get through all the books currently on my nightstand. 🙂
This book is on my radar. May need to move it up on my TBR list. Good to see that you enjoyed it.