What She's Reading Now

Time for an update!

Tigers in Red Weather was a bust.

We didn't even talk about it at book club.
This month's bookclub was fun, our hostess had a bonfire and we sat around outside. Though we didn't talk about the book, we did cover a list of other worthy topics, like


Sex (morning vs. night)
Kids and toothpaste
Our moms
Getting pregnant
Banana Cream Pie
Corn yields (lots of farmers' wives in the group)


So as you can clearly see, it was a great night, even though we didn't talk about the book. 

Tigers in Red Weather was a mess of under developed stories lines.  I felt like none of the ideas ever got the full attention they deserved. A tennis match was written with more description and detail than a young girl and boy finding a dead body. It was weird. I didn't finish it. I tried to find the ending by Googling it but all I could find was that the ending was crazy. (so sounds like a fitting ending to a crazily boring book) One part I did like was the descriptions of the 50s era. The fashion, homes, cars and everything from that time always interest me.


So next up! I am reading this: 



The Dressmaker

From Goodreads: Just in time for the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titaniccomes a vivid, romantic, and relentlessly compelling historical novel about a spirited young woman who survives the disaster only to find herself embroiled in the media frenzy left in the wake of the tragedy.



Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic's doomed voyage. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an enigmatic Chicago millionaire. But on the fourth night, disaster strikes.

Amidst the chaos and desperate urging of two very different suitors, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat. Tess’s sailor also manages to survive unharmed, witness to Lady Duff Gordon’s questionable actions during the tragedy. Others—including the gallant Midwestern tycoon—are not so lucky...


And that's where I stopped reading the desciption because I didn't want any spoilers/ideas. 

I am enjoying it so far! 

I am also listening to this in the car: 
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

It's a little different from what I normally read but I am excited to try something new! 
From Goodreads (4.27 stars!)
Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult--also known as "The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies."

When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer--if he doesn't catch her first.

What She's Reading Now

Short and Sweet: What She's Reading Now

For Book Club: Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
Tigers in Red Weather: A Novel
2 women in the 1950s, struggling in their roles as housewives and mothers. Lots of descriptions about the fashion and lifestyle of that era, which I love. Lots of love, relationships, struggles. Good so far! 
Average 3.5 star rating on Good Reads.

In the car: 
Heartbroken By Lisa Unger
Heartbroken
Description: Heartbroken is a tense, mesmerizing novel about the limits of dysfunctional families, of an island haunted by dark memories and restless ghosts, and of the all-too-real demons we must battle.  Wonderfully suspenseful, exquisitely crafted, and written with raw, emotional power, this is Lisa Unger at her very best. Average 3.5 rating on Good Reads.

Next Up:
Another Piece of My  Heart
By: Jane Green
Another Piece of My Heart
From Good Reads: From the New York Times bestselling author of JEMIMA J, and THE BEACH HOUSE, comes Jane Green’s most emotional and powerful novel yet: a story that explores the complications of a woman marrying into a ready-made family, and the true meaning of motherhood. 
Average 3.65 rating on Good Reads
Why I chose it: Jane Green is like Jennifer Weiner to me, they are great go to authors that I know I will enjoy without even reading the back cover. 



What are you reading right now ? 


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