This meme is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. To take part all you need to do is answer the following questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
I have been away blogosphere for the past one month. Life got really busy in December because of graduation but I thank God that all went well and I got my Masters Degree on December 22nd.
During my break, I read the following five books:
Keep Her Safe by Richard Parker– Well-written, page-turner.
Last Cry by Anna-Lou Weatherley – This is the first book in the Detective Dan Riley series and I am excited to see where the author will take this.
The Daughter by Lucy Dawson– entertaining and gripping read .
If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch– If you enjoy a good mystery with an interesting premise then this is definitely for you.
Watch Me by Jody Gehrman– I liked the book but not as much as I expected. It is still an interesting, stalker novel though.
Reviews for the above titles will be published this month closer to the publication dates for each book.
The Taster by V.S Alexander
In early 1943, Magda Ritter’s parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs strafing Berlin. Young German women are expected to do their duty—working for the Reich or marrying to produce strong, healthy children. After an interview with the civil service, Magda is assigned to the Berghof, Hitler’s mountain retreat. Only after weeks of training does she learn her assignment: she will be one of several young women tasting the Führer’s food, offering herself in sacrifice to keep him from being poisoned.
Perched high in the Bavarian Alps, the Berghof seems worlds away from the realities of battle. Though terrified at first, Magda gradually becomes used to her dangerous occupation—though she knows better than to voice her misgivings about the war. But her love for a conspirator within the SS, and her growing awareness of the Reich’s atrocities, draw Magda into a plot that will test her wits and loyalty in a quest for safety, freedom, and ultimately, vengeance.
I saw this book on Holly’s Blog (Dressed to Read). You can read her review here. I was intrigued by the premise and luckily, I managed to get the ARC from NetGalley.
The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips
Pakersfield, Georgia, 1958: Thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn is the sixth of ten fatherless siblings. She is the darkest-skinned among them and therefore the ugliest in her mother, Rozelle’s, estimation, but she’s also the brightest. Rozelle—beautiful, charismatic, and light-skinned—exercises a violent hold over her children. Fearing abandonment, she pulls them from school at the age of twelve and sends them to earn their keep for the household, whether in domestic service, in the fields, or at “the farmhouse” on the edge of town, where Rozelle beds local men for money.
But Tangy Mae has been selected to be part of the first integrated class at a nearby white high school. She has a chance to change her life, but can she break from Rozelle’s grasp without ruinous—even fatal—consequences?
I stumbled upon this book on NetGalley . I knew that I had to get it from the moment that I saw the title, cover and blurb. I can’t wait to read it.
So, what are you reading? Let me know in the comments section.