It wasn’t just quarantine that kept me from my bus rides into work, it was also parental leave. I got a few reads in before my son made his way into our lives. Here are the last few quarantine reads before nesting took over. And as my commute begins again, I look forward to sharing reads with all of you and hope to see you out there! Happy reading!
Outlawed by Anna North
An edge-of-your-seat feminist western. Ada had her life planned out – husband, house, kids…but when no pregnancy comes her life is in danger. So as not to be branded as a witch, Ada joins a convent and then runs away and joins up with the notorious Hole in the Wall gang: a group of women like herself running away from the limits that life tried to put on them. Now she must decide if she’s willing to risk it all for the new family she’s created.
The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai
Lucy Hull is a young children’s librarian in the small town of Hannibal, Missouri. When her favorite patron, ten- year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home, Lucy finds him hiding out in the library. Having seen how Ian’s mother treats her son – denying him access to books deemed lacking “the breath of God” and the anti-gay classes he’s been forced to take – Lucy becomes kidnapper and kidnapped. Their crazy road trip ahead brings things to light and has us questioning, who’s really running away?
The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz
When Billie James’ father died, her mother whisked her away from the Mississippi Delta, and they never looked back. After her grandmother’s death and 30 years after that fateful day her father died, Billie inherits her father’s house. Hoping to learn more about her father and the mysterious way he died she seems to be blocked at every turn. But as questions are asked and truths are revealed, each one will put Billie’s life closer in danger.
As the rest of the region gets back into their commutes, what has caught your eye or your ear as you make your travels into work? Tag your reads on social media #splbusreads
~posted by Kara P.