Hello Functionally Fictional readers!
Can you believe it’s February already? Valentine’s Day is around the corner. I’m looking forward to indulging in a box of chocolates and sticking my head inside a good book. I have a goal to read more books this year, so here’s an update on my TBR list and reading journey.
The Three Ws are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Here’s what’s going on in my book world this week:
What are you currently reading?
This week I plan on reading The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
I have been a fan of inspirational quotes created by Toni Morrison, but I haven’t had the opportunity to read one of her novels until my literature course. The Bluest Eye is a classic novel that is written simply, but has a powerful message. The story entails a young African American girl named Pecola Breedlove, who wishes she was born with blue eyes and blonde hair so people would respect her and stop calling her ugly. Toni Morrison novel examines the oppression of beauty and conformity, and speaks about the controversial topics of race, class, and gender.
Little Women is a timeless classic that tells the story of four sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. I am looking forward to reading this beautiful story written by an amazing author. I have been wanting to read this story for so long, and once I saw the movie trailer, I instantly knew I needed to read it before I watched the movie.
What did you recently finish reading?
Between reading books for Functionally Fictional and Reedsy Discovery, I have been reading books that I have been dying to read and discovering new fantastic books. Last month, I finished two amazing books: Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott and Adeline’s Aria by Laynie Bynum.
Five Feet Apart is a beautifully written young adult contemporary romance novel written by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, and Tobias Iaconis. Rachael Lippincott and her co-authors are new authors for me, but I do enjoy reading a sweet love story, and young adult books are what I love to read and write. I love this book, and I enjoyed reading it from the first page to the very last word. Five Feet Apart is heartwarming, inspiring, and like no other story I have ever read.
Read my review of Five Feet Apart right here on Functionally Fictional.
Adeline’s Aria is a fantastic, sweet, and vibrant story about a young girl finding true love with the lead singer from her favorite band.
You can read my review on Reedsy Discovery.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I started reading the Sweet Bites mystery series written by Heather Justesen a few months ago, and I instantly fell in love with them because it has romance, mystery, and baking. If you didn’t know this about me, I’m a baker. I’m a self-taught baker, and I love making sweet treats for my friends and family. The stories are wonderful, feel good stories that are full of mystery and suspense. The main character Tess is a strong woman going after her goals but gets into trouble. She has a great personality and is a dynamic character. Can’t wait to read the third book in the series!