I interrupted my backlist binge this week for a little ARC action from Riverhead (everything they put out is excellent, let’s be real), and I’m glad I did. Let’s get to it:
Inbox (Books Acquired)
The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Webber (Delacorte, March 14th, 2017)– A teen girl realizes she’s a talented athlete while she’s dealing with a family tragedy, and has to decide if she’s willing to overshadow the older brother she’s worshipped her whole life. I’m pretty much here for any stories of teen girls realizing they’re awesome, so.
Outbox (Books Finished)
Madame X by Jasinda Wilder— I unashamedly have a thing for erotica that highlights consent issues (so thought-provoking!), and this is a doozie. Madame X doesn’t remember anything before six years ago, when she was almost murdered in what appears to be a random mugging. Caleb, a wealthy businessman, saves her and sets her up in his penthouse with her own condo to recover. He gives her a job, teaches her skills, teaches her to walk again…and never lets her leave, expects complete obedience, and is sexually dominant. It seems obvious to me that Madame X has Stockholm syndrome and that Caleb is a criminal, but not every reader agrees with my interpretation.
In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)
The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood by Belle Boggs (Graywolf, September 6)– Graywolf’s nonfiction offerings are consistently amazing, and I’ll read pretty much anything any woman writes about motherhood, so here we are.
That’s it for me! How was your week in reading?