Wow I can’t believe it’s been a month since my last Literary Junkies post! Where has the time gone?
This month the group will be reading Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult and it will be discussed during the monthly meet up on the 3rd Tuesday of next month. Looking at the synopsis on Goodreads this book looks like it will be very good. I used to read a lot of Jodi Picoult books and so it will be nice to read one of her books again.
As usual there are some questions for my post and here are my answers:
1. What are you reading? Tell us about it!
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty – Alice is 29, married and pregnant with her first child or so she thinks! She wakes up on the floor of her gym, unsure how she got there as she hates the gym and discovers that she is actually 39 and her life has completely changed and not always for the better. The story details Alice’s attempts to piece together what happened during the last 10 years and also fix what has gone wrong.
2. Do you find yourself reading more of a particular genre during the heat of summer?
I tend to read the same genres all year round, but sometimes find that I need a more lighthearted book every so often especially after reading a book that’s very involved so that will determine which book I read next.
3. Who are your favorite book villains (either to love or to hate?)
I love the character Vlad in the Night Huntress series which I have mentioned before but is about a half vampire half human called Cat and her vampire husband Bones. He’s a modern version of the Vlad the Impaler and is always there winding up the character Bones because Bones wife Cat considers him to be one of her closest friends whilst Bones hates him. I love how he interacts with both Cat and Bones and Bones reaction is always very funny!
4. If you could choose one author’s writing powers to harness, who would you choose and why?
The ability to write a book at all really! I really admire people who can write books and be creative it must be so difficult choosing the characters, story line, how it develops and see it through to the end.
5. Do you read one book at a time, or read multiple books at once?
I have about 4 books on my currently reading list on Goodreads but in reality I am just reading What Alice Forgot as I find it to much to focus on multiple story lines at the same time. The other 3 books are ones I have started but lost interest in a bit.
6. What are some of your favorite non-fiction books?
I loved the Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman and Jeff Gulvin – it accompanied a tv series which is one of my favourite tv shows and was all about their trip around the world on motorbikes. It’s such a cool and interesting story it really inspires you to see the world!