It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!
Hope you all had a great Christmas. We had a wonderful family day, mid 20's C weather which was perfect. Many of us were outside in the evening until Mr 2 year old worked out how to aim his water gun and we were chased inside by 8pm!
I see many of you had a warm Christmas, not the snow around that is there usually. One of my sisters was in England with her English hubby for Christmas but her hope of a white Christmas was dashed. A nephew and his wife who went to Norway for it were the only ones who got that.
I managed my fitreaders walking goal - just, for the week. Christmas Day I did walk, but you know Boxing Day... I was a bit weary! Read a book instead.
What I read last week:
It's You by Jane Porter 4.5 stars. I really liked It's You and it was interesting to read the story of Germany in the war from a similar viewpoint to a couple of other books I have read this year.I often just stopped to reflect and think as I read. Short sentences that just called out to be pondered. I liked the journey of Ali from a place of deep grief to a place where she could choose to live, to hope. to love and embrace a future that holds promise.
I liked the community and friendship she found in Napa and the small update about Meg from The Good Woman in Jane Porter's Brennan Sisters series.
A Perfect Proposal by Kate Fforde was a light romantic book that was the perfect foil as I read it straight after The Things We Keep which had kinda gutted me!
Playing the Odds - an audiobook for nostalgic purposes. Love NR older romances about families.