I’m currently listening to Between Shades of Gray which is just incredible. This is such a powerful, heart-breaking story that has had me in tears as I’ve been driving to work. It tells the story of Lina, her mother and young brother who are forced from their home by Soviet guards and taken by cattle cars to Siberia. The bravery and strength shown by Lina and others at what they are forced to endure is incredible. I’m so glad I decided to listen to this after seeing Rachael on Bellis Does Books recommend it but, my goodness, it’s a raw, powerful and harrowing story.
I finished reading Wilder than Midnight which I really enjoyed – I’ve posted my review. I also read The Map of Leaves which tells the story of Orla who has lost her mother to a sickness which people are led to believe has been caused the plants. Orla can speak to plants, and they are her only friends. She sets out to find the truth behind the sickness which takes her on a dangerous journey with some new friends. I will be posting my review shortly. I also read a couple of books from Barrington Stoke, who publisher dyslexia-friendly books. Fagin’s Girl is an Oliver Twist inspired adventure which I really enjoyed. I’ve just finished The Clockwork Queen which was a wonderful story set in Russia with a fantastic young chess player. I’ll be posting my review shortly.
I didn’t get to this one last week, so I’m hoping it will be my next read – after I’ve finished binge-watching HeartStopper!
What are you reading? Have you read any of these?