This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open to all to participate. Why not join in and let us know what’s on your reading list this week…
To join in, just answer the following three questions…
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
I just finished tonight…
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
I loved, loved, loved this book. I had put this on hold at the library a long time ago and of course it came in when I had already checked out three other books from the school library. I can honestly say the Jodi Picoult that I fell in love with years ago is back. I struggled getting into her last few books, but this one was worth the wait. My full review will be up soon on my blog.
Summary from Goodreads:
Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?
Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.
With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.
I recently finished…
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
If you like mysteries, you must check out this new novel. This book could actually be broken up into two parts:
- This is a story about true friendships and love. It is also about realizing how well we actually know the people that we love and care about.
- There is also the mystery of January’s disappearance. Where is January? What happened to her? Why can’t they find her body?
I picked this one up just the other day and I couldn’t put it down.
I plan to read next…
I still have these four books on my shelf at home. Which one should I read first?