What are you currently reading?
The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
For the past year Tess has spent all of her time covering up her grandfather's increasing lapses of memory. All it takes is one phone call from her guidance counselor to her older sister Ivy for the whole thing to come crashing down. Now her grandfather is in a care facility and Tess has to move in with her sister and start a new school in DC, far from the only home she's ever known in Montana. As Tess gains a reputation for fixing problems at school, she has no way of knowing she's following in Ivy's footsteps. Their two worlds are on a collision course.
I really enjoyed Barnes's Naturals series and what little I've read of this one so far leads me to believe I'll feel the same about this one. I'm looking forward to seeing how this plays out.
What did you recently finish reading?
Song of Summer by Laura Lee Anderson
Robin has always thought that her perfect man would have good taste in music. She's a folk musician and can't stand the thought of her boyfriend listening to pop music. Then Carter walks into the diner where she works. He's attractive, rich, kind, and a good tipper. He's also, she comes to realize, profoundly deaf. Carter never expected to have a hearing girlfriend. It's quite difficult for them to communicate. A hearing girl doesn't understand Deaf culture. Yet, when they meet, Robin and Carter forget all of their previous objections and expectations.
While the concept of this novel might be a little ridiculous, the execution is fantastic. Carter and Robin are both fully realized characters. The way their relationship plays out is unexpected.
What do you think you'll read next?
Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr
A lot of the books I've been reading lately have been more in the teen romance vein. This dystopian action novel should be a nice change of pace.