Friday, 9 June 2017

Friday Reads 9th June 2017

Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The idea is to share a sentence or so from the first page and the 56th page of the book you are currently reading!

Circling the Sun
Book Beginning:
"The Vega Gull is peacock blue with silver wings, more splendid than any bird I've known, and somehow mine to fly."

Friday 56:
"I was desperate to believe he was telling the truth, that the worst of our troubles were behind us, that everything that had tumbled into chaos could still be set right again."
I've only just started this but the main character already has a really strong voice. She is, I believe, a real person although I don't know much about her. I am excited to learn though and really intrigued by the setting. Historical fiction is a genre I absolutely adore but do not read nearly enough of. 

My review of last weeks read One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus is now up if you'd like to check it out! 



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20 comments:

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

I loved this book when I read it last year. Such a strong female protagonist.

Roberta said...

The fictional autobiography of a real person? Intriguing. I've heard good things about it.

Bev Bouwer said...

I've been wanting to read this - I loved The Paris Wife. Thanks for reminding me. And great excerpts. I'm reading Diamond - The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair by Matthew Hart.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I really want to try this one - I loved the author's earlier release! :)

Breana M. said...

This looks fantastic. Thanks for mentioning it. :-)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've read and loved some books by McLain, including The Paris Wife. I've been eyeing this one. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “EVERY LAST LIE”

Clare Stone said...

That's what I was hoping for! Glad you enjoyed it!

Clare Stone said...

I'm terrible with actual fact books so an fictional biography sounds like a great way for me to learn something!

Clare Stone said...

I haven't read The Paris Wife yet although its definitely on my wishlist!

Clare Stone said...

It's the first of her books I've tried but I've heard such great things about her! :)

Clare Stone said...

I'm hoping for great things! :)

Clare Stone said...

I'm starting to really wish I had her other books to hand to read!

Kathy Martin said...

I've never heard of this book. I hope you enjoy it. This week I'm featuring Come and Find Me by Hallie Ephron. Happy reading!

fredamans said...

Beautiful cover and lovely snippets. I'm sold! Happy weekend!

Jo-Ann said...

Looks like a powerful read! Thank you for sharing :) Here's my Friday post: Inspiration Pie

Clare Stone said...

Its very interesting so far! Definitely enjoying it!

Clare Stone said...

It is super beautiful and I'm loving it so far! Happy weekend!

Clare Stone said...

Yeah it seems like its going to get very emotional soon! I'm really enjoying it! :)

Nicki J Markus said...

Glad to hear that you're enjoying your read. Historical fiction, done well, is awesome.

Clare Stone said...

I love Historical fiction but I haven't read a lot of it lately so I definitely want to get back into it!

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