Wednesday, November 2, 2011

WWW Wednesdays: Sharing the Love of Reading

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

Turning Point, Melissa Luznicky Garrett

I'm seven chapters in and love the characters and storyline so far. Bummed to have sidelined this for a few days so I could finish my book club read. But, I'm back to it and focused.

A brief synopsis: Convinced a fresh start is all she needs to escape the problems at home, seventeen-year-old Jenna Lyons runs away in the middle of the night. But when her car breaks down on the outskirts of La Grange, Missouri, population less than a thousand, she gets sucked into the small town, and one family in particular. Jenna discovers there’s a liar in La Grange, and he’s deceived everyone. Now she must decide whether to run away from the truth, or blow his secret wide open.

Recently Finished:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

Amazing! I rarely read nonfiction, but everyone told me this book read like fiction. It does! A powerful story about the woman behind HeLa cells. I have a block when it comes to science, it was one of my least favorite subjects in school, but only a few times did I feel bogged down in science while reading this.

The author did an excellent job weaving the family's story with the wonders of science. A must-read. Will publish a complete review later this week.

Will Read Next:

Emeralds Never Fade, Stephen Maitland-Lewis

I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from RebeccasReads to review, set to be published November 30, 2011.

Synopsis (back cover): Before World War II, two German boys enjoy playing piano, and one visits twice each week to teach the other. When the Nazis seize power, the lessons must end—one of the boys is Jewish.

Leo Bergner, the Jewish pupil, escapes Germany while his piano teacher, Bruno Franzmann, is called to serve the Fatherland. His assignment to work at a concentration camp turns to peril as the war nears an end. With the Allied forces closing in, he risks capture and prosecution as a war criminal.

After the war, Leo begins a career in banking and uncovers a conspiracy of further Jewish persecution, involving the assets of concentration camp victims. His investigation into the corrupt dealings of his own bank puts him in direct opposition to his beloved Israel, while also jeopardizing his career, his marriage, and his life.

Bruno escapes to Buenos Aires and must begin anew, lost in a strange land where only his wits can save him. He hatches an unscrupulous plot to finance a multi-national corporation, and in time, his efforts require a business trip to London—his first visit to Europe since he escaped.

After forty years, a lost family heirloom will decide their fate.


After this, I'm looking forward to reading some indie reads I just picked up through the great Come Back to Me launch party event (going on through tomorrow).

What are you reading?