Circe by Madeline Miller is about the world's most famous witch. I can't remember when I felt so much compassion for a character. Those gods are horrible parents and siblings and friends. Olympus is not a place you'd want to grow up. Or live. The complete review is here.
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green is a brand new, yet classic John Green novel about a teen and her friend who try to find a missing person for the reward money. Of course, both teens have mental health issues and both meet boys who have a few issues of their own; it's a John Green novel, folks. The complete review is here.
Lost and Wanted: A Novel by Nell Freudenberger is science fiction and mystery and romance, but it's really the story of highly-esteemed physicist Helen Clapp and the clueless way she handles relationships. The complete review is here.
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (for which Wharton was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making her the first woman to receive this award)
Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse by Timothy P. Carney (a book I brought home from the Texas Library Association Conference)
The Texas Library Association Conference was last week. I will be sharing my wonderful experience at the conference on Wednesday's post here.
Woo hoo! I've finished all ten books in My Own Books Reading Challenge set by Anne of My Head is Full of Books. Are you doing this challenge? How are you doing? The challenge ends on May 15th.
I posted a list of Books for a Rainy Day on Tuesday. Like books about rain? Storms? Take a look at my lis here.
The Sunday Salon
I hope each of you will stop by Readerbuzz each weekend and post a link to your blog. I would encourage you to visit other blogs and share your thought with others. The Sunday Salon was created twelve years ago to spark conversations. My dream is to host a Sunday Salon each week with opportunities for conversations about books and book-ish things.
Other places where you may like to link up are below. Click on the picture to visit the site.
My linkup for Sunday Salon is below. If you wish to also post a link at Facebook, you can also do that.