Monday, April 27, 2015

Monday Reads

You know how I made that promise to myself to quit a book if I'm just not loving it?

Yeah, I didn't do that this week. Twice.

First, I read DANCING WITH BLACK by Laura Bingham. I picked up this book at my church bookstore (no, it's not a religious book) because the premise sounded somewhat similar to my latest WIP. If it hadn't been for the fact that I BOUGHT it, I probably would have quit it. The book wasn't terrible. It was just one of those books where the concept is great but the delivery not so much. ( NOTHING like my current WIP though, thank goodness.)

Then I read THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER by Leslye Walton. Every time I picked up the book and started reading I was like, I don't really want to read this I should just quit. And then I would find myself chapters later still reading and wondering what's hooking me. So there's definitely something there, which is why I didn't give it up. It's a very dialogue-light book, which is NOT one of my favorite things. And it took more than 100 pages to actually get to the character of Ava Lavender. (*frowny-face*). And yet, I finished. Not sure exactly how I feel about it though...

What did you read this week?


  1. I bought Dancing with Black for free from Amazon kindle and was really disappointed. I also have The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows on my TBR pile.

    1. At least it was free! I think I paid sixteen bucks for that book. O.O