What Are You Reading Wednesday? - An Unstill Life

Wednesday, October 25, 2017





After months of building friendships with so many bibliophiles on Instagram, a few of my booksta-besties and I have decided to start a weekly meme where we can all gush over what we are reading for the week.

The idea is that each week all of us book bloggers can write a post where we talk about the book or books we are reading for the week - and yes if you are still reading the same book for a few weeks in a row that is totally fine.  Just be sure to include the answers to the five questions for What are you reading Wednesday in your post.  Then hop over to one of the host sites and share your link!

Of course, this will be even more fun if you leave the host a comment, and then jump around to another post or two, or five, and gush with them!

We cannot wait to see what you are reading.


What Are You Reading Wednesday - the nitty-gritty

Share the book/s you are reading with their author, maybe even the cover... and then answer these questions for at least one of them.
  1. Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?
  2. Who is your favorite character so far, and why?
  3. Will you finish this one?
  4. Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, tv shows...)
  5. What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

What are you reading Wednesday book blogger meme



Marissa's Current Reads

I'm working my way through An Unstill Life by Katie Larkendale this week.  Here's the Goodreads info for you....
When your whole world is falling apart, what are the chances you’ll find love in the most unexpected of places?

Livvie feels like she’s losing everything: her two best friends have abandoned her for their boyfriends, her mother continues to ignore her, while her sister, Jules, is sick again and getting worse by the day. Add in the request Jules has made of her and Livvie feels like she’s losing her mind, too.

Her only escape is in the art room, where she discovers not only a refuge from her life, but also a kindred soul in Bianca, the school “freak”. Livvie’s always felt invisible, at school and at home, but with Bianca, she finally feels like someone sees the real Livvie. As the relationship deepens and it comes time to take the romance public, will Livvie be able to take that step?

Livvie’s about to find out if she has what it takes to make the tough decisions and stand up for herself—for the first time in her life.


And here are my thoughts... 

  1. Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?  I actually really liked the idea of a story about an artist with synesthesia.
  2. Who is your favorite character so far, and why? Jules might be my favorite character so far... even though her scenes are short, and we never get to hear from her pov, I admire her courage, and honesty as she faces death.  I cannot imagine how the author even started to create her character. 
  3. Will you finish this one? I am on the fence to be honest... have you ever read a book where, somewhere around the halfway point you are frustrated because the author keeps throwing in trope-y (that's a word right?) plot twists in hopes of one actually sticking?  Or maybe it's because they realize they aren't going to reach a certain page number and keep adding in new things... well anyway, I feel like this book is bogged down with expected teenage angst subplots and it's just too much. 
  4. Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, tv shows...) A Walk to Remember (probably because of cancer), or A Fault in Our Stars (for the same reason...), as the relationship point that is such a big deal feels a bit like Alex Danvers & Maggie Sawyer on Supergirl.
  5. What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...) This is a very predictable YA contemporary, that is too easy to put down and not pick up again right away...



An Unstill Life By Kate Larkindale - What are you reading Wednesday Feature






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I am not sure if this book will end up on my DNF or not. Do you finish books after you've made it 60% of the way through them??

I look forward to checking out what you're reading this week!


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4 comments

  1. Ooh, this is so fun! :) I love linkups.

    Synesthesia is fascinating to me. I did my final biology paper on it last semester because it was something scientific that actually interested me! That's disappointing your book isn't quite as gripping as the condition itself is.

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    1. I am kind of bummed, I guess I thought it would focus more on the Synesthesia - like you said it's such interesting biological response to ones surroundings... it's there, but it's not the point of the book. So that's a bummer. I hope you decide to post and join us weekly! We would love to have your thoughts on what you're reading! ;)

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  2. Aw, that's too bad that this is a book that's too easy to put down. It has such a promising plot.

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    1. It really does! I'm trying to write a review for it, but I'm struggling... it's hard to be honest when a book just doesn't work...

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