It only feels like yesterday we were counting down to 2017 and suddenly we’re already at the end of January. Which means, of course, it’s time to announce the February prompt for the Cabeswater Reading Challenge!
Read a book set in a beach town / near the ocean
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.
As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase’s family embraces Samantha – even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha’s world. She’s suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?
Adapted from GOODREADS
Believe it or not, this book is actually not among the norm that I would read. My kind of romance usually comes only as a supplement to the adventure/prophecy-fulfilling-quest/demon-hunting-mission the characters are engaged in. I chose this book because I want to expand my horizons in the romance genre and hey, maybe fall in love.
Nation by Terry Prachett
Alone on a desert island — everything and everyone he knows and loves has been washed away in a storm — Mau is the last surviving member of his nation. He’s completely alone — or so he thinks until he finds the ghost girl. She has no toes, wears strange lacy trousers like the grandfather bird, and gives him a stick that can make fire.
Daphne, sole survivor of the wreck of the Sweet Judy, almost immediately regrets trying to shoot the native boy. Thank goodness the powder was wet and the gun only produced a spark. Together, Mau and Daphne discover some remarkable things (including how to milk a pig, and why spitting in beer is a good thing), and start to forge a new nation.
Adapted from GOODREADS
The name Terry Pratchett instantly rang a bell when I first came across this book. Turns out he’s an award winning author and I’ve never even read a single one of his works! I decided it was time to change that which is why I chose his book Nation for my Feb CRC. This book is probably gonna be a challenge for me because it’s certainly nowhere near the contemporary young adult fantasy genre that I always cling to nowadays. I’m definitely excited for this one
We would be very happy if you can join us in our February CRC. See you next month!