Sep 17, 2017

Sunday Salon: The Leavers by Lisa Ko

I am juggling ebooks and books right now, going from one to the other, from Kindle and Nook to the paper book. Too many books that are hard to ignore.
A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food by David Downie
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The temps est assassin by Michel Bussi, in French

I finished reading

The Leavers by Lisa Ko, May 2, 2017

My comments: An interesting story with a theme about immigrants who come and go,  in New York and China, and leave parts of their families behind in each case. Deming is raised by American foster parents after his mother disappeared from his life. What will he choose later in life - the American or the Chinese parents he was to eager to reunite with, both or neither? 

I found young Deming contradictory at times, but maybe that is the way the author wanted him to be.



New books include
The Templar Brotherhood by James Becker, October 3, 2017, courtesy of Berkley
Ghost on the Case by Carolyn Hart, October 3, 2017, courtesy of Berkley
A Room with a Brew by Joyce Tremel, courtesy of Berkley
Perfectly Undone by Jamie Raintree, courtesy of Graydon House

What are you reading this end of summer?

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30 comments:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm sorry you felt so meh about the main character in Leavers. It's a book I was planning to read. Not sure now.

https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/09/back-to-schoolfor-second-time.html

Harvee said...

I would read it to see if you have the same or a different reaction. Certainly worth a look for the immigrant experience.

Jen Schaper said...

The Templar Brotherhood looks like it will be good. Enjoy! I've read Carolyn Hart before, but I need to get caught up on that series. I definitely have it on my TBR, though. Have a great week!
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Harvee said...

Carolyn Hart has so many books in her series. Good luck!

Geybie's Book Blog said...

The Leavers sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it at the end. Enjoy your new books. Have a wonderful week. ❤️

Suko said...

The Leavers sounds very interesting, Harvee. Have a terrific week!

Martha Eskuchen said...

Your new books look like fun reading. Have a good week and Happy Reading!

Mystica said...

Your mailbox has some interesting reads. This one sounds different.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Perfectly Undone caught my eye. I've read a couple of Graydon House books this fall and loved them both so I'll look for this title. Have a good week!

Harvee said...

I wish I understood him better, Geybie.

Harvee said...

Certainly a current and interesting theme!

Harvee said...

Too many to read, Martha. Wish I had more time.

Harvee said...

New and more stories about immigrants in the US are being published, Mystica. A good thing!

Harvee said...

A lighter read, for laid back moments, Mary.

bermudaonion said...

I'm switching between print books and audio books right now. I always say I'm going to read more ebooks but I never do. The Leavers sounds really good.

Beth F said...

I should look into A Taste of Paris!

Harvee said...

May try audio books again.

Harvee said...

Am learning about tbe history of the city too.

Jennifer | Mrs Q Book Addict said...

The Leavers does sounds interesting. I've been reading Destined to Fail by Samantha March.

carol said...

Enjoy all your books! I may have to pick up A Room with a Brew, or the first in the series.

Kathy Martin said...

I haven't read anything by Carolyn Hart for years. I remember enjoying them. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Brian Joseph said...

Maybe the author was trying to show how people can be contradictory in real life.

I usually read two books at a time. I cannot seem to handle more then that :)

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the info about THE LEAVERS.

PERFECTLY UNDONE sounds interesting.

Have a great week.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your books. Come see what I'm reading

Harvee said...

That's a new one to me. Hope you are enjoying it.

Harvee said...

Cozies are always good. I don't read them in sequence all the time.

Harvee said...

She is a prolific writer!

Harvee said...

Yes, I would love to read others' comments on the book!

Harvee said...

Hope you get a chance to read The Leavers so we can compare notes!

Harvee said...

I am! Too many to read right now, lol.

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