What We're Reading

Monday, January 28, 2019

My 2019 Goodreads reading challenge is off to a great start. This week I'm set to finish the 4th of 35 books. I already have my 5th book chosen and downloaded so I'll be ready to roll once I finish my current read. I've been reading at night before I fall asleep (but that never lasts long!) and I've been dedicating my last mile on the treadmill to strictly walking so that I can read while I walk as it's impossible for me to read while I run.

Here are the books we are currently enjoying:
What I'm Reading: The Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth Berg
I initially chose this book because it sounded relatable. A woman in her early 50s takes off on a solo road trip to discover a little more about herself and the world in which she lives. Who wouldn't want to just pick up and take off on a carefree, educational adventure? As we read Nan's entries in her journal, letters to her husband and daughter, we discover a lot about Nan and those she meets along her way. It's as if we are traveling vicariously through Nan, and it's a fun adventure. I'm about halfway through the book and can't wait to see where Nan's travels take her and what happens when they eventually take her back home.

What Emma's Reading: The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders
After I downloaded this book last week, Emma decided to read it. I can't wait to hear her thoughts on it. I think it sounds so good, and I can't wait to read it. The book takes place in the near-future United States where a one-child policy is ruthlessly being enforced. Everyone must follow the Rule of One. But Ava Goodwin, daughter of the head of the Texas Family Planning Division, has a secret—one her mother died to keep and her father has helped to hide for her entire life. She has an identical twin sister, Mira. For eighteen years Ava and Mira have lived as one, trading places day after day, maintaining an interchangeable existence down to the most telling detail. But when their charade is exposed, their worst nightmare begins. Sounds so good, right?

What Harper's Reading: An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo
This book is inspired by a true story and sounds so incredibly inspiring. When the children of a zookeeper become attached to an orphaned elephant named Marlene, who will be destroyed as a precautionary measure so she and the other animals don't run wild should the zoo be hit by bombs, the family convinces the zoo director to let Marlene stay in the family's garden instead. But when the city is bombed, the family and thousands of others are forced to flee...with Marlene in tow. Along their journey, they meet Peter, a Canadian navigator who risks his life to save the family and Marlene.

What are you currently reading? Leave a comment if you have any recommendations for us!

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