Good morning Sunday Saloners - I have found this week, that I am verging on a fantasy and Young Adult book obsession. Anyone else have the same obsessions as me?
When I walk into Waterstones these days, I am bypassing the books on the tables which are all in the bestseller list and heading straight to the fantasy books hidden at the back and then heading to the fantasy books in the Young Adult section. I have discussed this with a couple of my friends and we have come to the conclusion that we were deprived during our teen years. Books were very much segregated then and you went straight from children fantasy books to adult stories. I don't remember any books that fitted in between apart from The Lord Of The Rings series, which I admit I have never read. So I feel that I and many other 30 something women are making up for it now.
Anyway back to my reading week, this week I have been flitting between three books. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. I am desperate to finish this book as I seem to have been reading it for ever. Not that I am not enjoying it, as it is a beautiful story, I just keep getting distracted.
Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman - this is my first reading venture into Alice Hoffman books and so far, so good.
Secret of the Sirens by Julia Golding is a lovely children's book dealing with people who have special powers to communicate with mythical creatures.
I finished reading Bad Blood by Lorna Sage which I will review tomorrow. I also read The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen and the second book in the Spooks series by Joseph Delany - The Spook's Curse.
Beloved by Toni Morrison - my first Toni Morrison book and a book to put towards my 1% challenge. I have heard so much about Toni Morrison and this book, I hope it meets my expectations. This book is based loosely on the life and legal case of the slave Margaret Garner.
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - another book for the 1% challenge. This book was a number one bestseller in Mexico for two years before the rest of the world found it and is a book set out in monthly installments about the life of Tita De La Garza and also features a recipe each month too.
The Seventh Tide by Joan Lennon - another fantasy fix. This is a book about teenage shape shifters crossing the time travel barrier.
So that is me set for the week, what will you be reading?