Reading time has been cut short around here lately, but for good reason. Our house sold last week! The inspection is tomorrow and we are crossing our fingers for no more flooding before then (2-3 inches of rain expected today, OMG). Also, we found an awesome house in Rochester this weekend and I am staring psychotically at my phone, waiting to hear if our offer was accepted. I forgot how AMAZING home buying/selling is (or not).
Despite all that, of course I'm doing some reading anyway! (Usually for 5 minutes before my eyes close at 9pm, but still.)
My current read:
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at seventeen. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she has settled for permanent disappointment but seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man. As she hikes up a mountain road behind her house to a secret tryst, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media. The bewildering emergency draws rural farmers into unexpected acquaintance with urbane journalists, opportunists, sightseers, and a striking biologist with his own stake in the outcome. As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town, and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed.(from Goodreads)
I'll have my review of this up for you tomorrow, as part of a TLC tour. I'm nearly done, and this has been an interesting read so far. Very complex interplay between the lives of the characters and the greater social/scientific issues that Kingsolver tackles. Lots to discuss in my review tomorrow!
What will I be reading next?
Probably July 7th by Jill McCorkle. Small Fry's birthday is July 7th (this Sunday!) and my husband bought me a copy of this for Christmas. Only fitting to read it in time for the big day. :) Stay tuned because there will also be a giveaway involved!
After that, I have lots of good books on the horizon, including The Never List by Koethi Zan, The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison, and The Longings of Wayward Girls by Karen Brown.
What are you reading this week, friends?