Hello Readers! Last week felt long specially 3 days of house hunting in 37°C and more than 50% humidity that made me thinking why I am leaving Hyderabad but family wins over terrible weather. There isn’t any progress so far! We have shortlisted 2 house but we are not 100% satisfied so we will be exploring other areas this weekend. I read 2 books last week, I got my library card and issued first two books of Robert Langdon series I wanted to read ever since I watched movies.
What I read last week-
Accidentally in Love by Belinda Missen
I enjoyed this book, loved main character, Katherine, her dream of opening art gallery and her dedication toward turning that dream into reality. Banter between Katherine and Kit was fun to read. Secondary characters and family dynamic were great. It was lovely and emotive romance with hate-to-love arc. Read my review ➡ HERE.
You May Kiss the Bridesmaid (First Comes Love #6) by Camilla Isley
I love this book so much I wish to read all books in this series. It was quick read with lovely characters and blush inducing romance, a total escape, pure entertainment, a perfect and feel good romcom.
Eudora Honeysett is Quite Well, Thank You by Annie Lyons
Infused with the emotional power of Me Before You and the irresistible charm of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and Be Frank with Me, a moving and joyous novel about an elderly woman ready to embrace death and the little girl who reminds her what it means to live.
Eudora Honeysett is done with this noisy, moronic world—all of it. She has witnessed the indignities and suffering of old age and has lived a full life. At eighty-five, she isn’t going to leave things to chance. Her end will be on her terms. With one call to a clinic in Switzerland, a plan is set in motion.
Then she meets ten-year-old Rose Trewidney, a whirling, pint-sized rainbow of color and sparkling cheer. All Eudora wants is to be left alone to set her affairs in order. Instead, she finds herself embarking on a series of adventures with the irrepressible Rose and their affable fellow neighbor, the recently widowed Stanley—afternoon tea, shopping sprees, trips to the beach, birthday celebrations, pizza parties.
While the trio of unlikely BFFs grow closer and anxiously await the arrival of Rose’s new baby sister, Eudora is reminded of her own childhood—of losing her father during World War II and the devastating impact it had on her entire family. In reflecting on her past, Eudora realizes she must come to terms with what lies ahead.
But now that her joy for life has been rekindled, how can she possibly say goodbye?
I finished 60% of this book last weekend and I will finish this today. I’m participating in OMC read along starting from 22nd. As there is everyday discussion question and challenge, I wanted to finish the book before the read along starts. So far I love characters specially Eudora and Rose, multi generational relationship and past and present alternating timeline. Topic of voluntary death was sad and I could feel Eudora but I’m curious to find out what Eudora will decide at the end and if meeting Rose and Stanley will change her decision or not.
Next I’ll be Reading-
Bell Hammers by Lancelot Schaubert
PRANKS. OIL. PROTEST. JOKES BETWEEN NEWLYWEDS.
AND ONE HILARIOUS SIEGE OF A MAJOR CORPORATION.
Remmy grows up with Beth in Bellhammer, Illinois as oil and coal companies rob the land of everything that made it paradise. Under his Grandad, he learns how to properly prank his neighbors, friends, and foes. Beth tries to fix Remmy by taking him to church. Under his Daddy, Remmy starts the Bell Hammer Construction Company, which depends on contracts from Texarco Oil. And Beth argues with him about how to build a better business. Together, Remmy and Beth start to build a great neighborhood of “merry men” carpenters: a paradise of s’mores, porch furniture, newborn babies, and summer trips to Branson where their boys pop the tops off of the neighborhood’s two hundred soda bottles. Their witty banter builds a kind of castle among a growing nostalgia.
Then one of Jim Johnstone’s faulty Texarco oil derricks falls down on their house and poisons their neighborhood’s well.
Poisoned wells escalate to torched dog houses. Torched dog houses escalate to stolen carpentry tools and cancelled contracts. Cancelled contracts escalate to eminent domain. Sick of the attacks from Texaco Oil on his neighborhood, Remmy assembles his merry men:
“We need the world’s greatest prank. One grand glorious jest that’ll bloody the nose of that tyrant. Besides, pranks and jokes don’t got no consequences, right?”
I don’t know what I am expecting from this book but that big prank and hilarious siege sounds interesting.
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon #1) by Dan Brown
CERN Institute, Switzerland: a world-renowned scientist is found brutally murdered with a mysterious symbol seared onto his chest.
The Vatican, Rome: the College of Cardinals assembles to elect a new pope. Somewhere beneath them, an unstoppable bomb of terrifying power relentlessly counts down to oblivion.
In a breathtaking race against time, Harvard professor Robert Langdon must decipher a labyrinthine trail of ancient symbols if he is to defeat those responsible – the Illuminati, a secret brotherhood presumed extinct for nearly four hundred years, reborn to continue their deadly vendetta against their most hated enemy, the Catholic Church.
I read first few pages of this book and I can say I’m going to enjoy this book. The size of the book is intimidating but chapters are short, love introduction of Robert Langdon and I already love narration with factual mentions.
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