This book has been on my radar for some time. It’s one-part mystery, one-part ‘coming-of-age’. It begins with Kya, known as “Marsh Girl”, in 1952. A young girl who is slowly deserted by all her family to be left with her drunken, abusive father. The mystery element explores a murder scene, where sheriffs find Chase Andrews in 1969.
From the first few pages of the book, you can tell that Kya is a complex character. Yet, I think you can see the determination in her character from the start. As the book spans across 17 years, the reader is present for Kya’s life journey, from childhood to maturity.
‘Self-care Sunday’ tends to be associated with an extensive skincare routine, a face mask, all the general pampering….well for me, it tends to be starting to read a book in the morning, realising I can’t stop reading it and 4/5 hours later, I’ve finished the book. I love a paperback but having a Kindle means I’ve got a personal library on the go.
I did a fair bit of reading in August & my amazon kindle played a huge part in this. I was basically carrying a library of books in my bag for any spare moments whether I was on the bus, in a coffee shop, you name it – you probably would have found me glued to my kindle.
As I become enthralled into the story, reading is a form of escapism for me. But previously I haven’t put enough time aside to read. Lo & behold my new monthly reading ‘challenge’ & here are my top five reads from August.