IT’S MONDAY, WHAT ARE YOU READING?
It’s Monday, which means it is time again to hook up with the dedicated readers of the Book Date Blog and start talking about the kinds of things we’re all currently reading. I read six books last week, a private group I am in is doing a book challenge and so I’ve been reading a lot for that.
I read 4 books last week, and am at 110 for the year. That’s good, but I can do better.
I’m working on the Book of Essie by Megan MacLean Weir. I picked it up on a whim, thanks to someone else reading it.
FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NEW ENGLAND BOOK AWARD
“Both timelessly beautiful and unbelievably timely.”—Chris Bohjalian, New York Timesbestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant
A captivating novel of family, fame, and religion that tells the story of the seventeen-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, star of the family’s hit reality show, and the secret pregnancy that threatens to blow their entire world apart.
Esther Ann Hicks–Essie–is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She’s grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family’s fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie’s mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show’s producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia’s? Or do they try to arrange a marriage–and a ratings-blockbuster wedding? Meanwhile, Essie is quietly pairing herself up with Roarke Richards, a senior at her school with a secret of his own to protect. As the newly formed couple attempt to sell their fabricated love story to the media–through exclusive interviews with an infamously conservative reporter named Liberty Bell–Essie finds she has questions of her own: What was the real reason for her older sister leaving home? Who can she trust with the truth about her family? And how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom?
It’s Monday, What are You Reading?