The first book out of the box was The Shore by Sara Taylor. This is labeled a novel, but it's made up of short story-like chapters each dealing with a different character. Like many of my favorite novels/connected short story collections, this one is wonderfully written, and I eat up the challenge of keeping up with who shows up in one story and later pops up in another and how they're all connected.
I went into the #flashreadathon only about 1/3 of the way into this one, but I read the majority of it on Friday night and finished it up on Saturday morning.
I intend to write a review of this one in the coming week, but if you've already read it, you might want to check out the Socratic Salon discussion.
On Saturday I started The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. This one has been on my e-reader for a good long time. I've read a few pages here and there, but until this weekend it never stuck. I had my doubts about the narrator's voice at the beginning, but I quickly fell into the story and really enjoyed it. Review coming soon!
My brain was fairly mushy in the latter hours of Saturday, so I turned to comics. Two of my favorites were waiting for me:
Alex + Ada #15 by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn broke my heart a little because this is the final issue in the series. I won't say much because I don't want to spoil, but this one felt a leeeetle rushed in light of earlier issues. That said, I still enjoyed it, and it left me very sad to see the characters go. I'll miss them.
Gotham Academy #7 by Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher was so fun! It's always so fun, but this one was extra fun. One of my favorite quirky characters, Maps, does a little unintentional magic and gets stuck to Damian Wayne...yep, Bruce Wayne's son. Cuteness and adventure ensue.
Sunday was a bit of a wash (pardon the pun) with lots of rain and flooding in our part of Texas. I spent some quality time with David for father's day before he skipped town for work. Then I had to figure out a dry, passable way to get to Greyson to bring him home. Ack! These are not our normal Texas Summer Problems. All is well, but I was not much into the reading mood as you can imagine.
I think I'm going to read Adé: A Love Story by Rebecca Walker next. I've said this several times, but somehow, I think it's going to stick this time!
What are you reading? Did you take part in the #flashreadathon? Did it help your reading mojo?