I’m still making my way through the audio book from last week and loving every second of it. So, this week will be a teaser from a book I read a few years ago. I think I’ve said this before, but I really enjoy going through the list of books I’ve read on Goodreads. I know it’s not an all-inclusive list of everything I’ve read in my lifetime, but it’s a pretty good one.
The one that flashed out at me was Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig. As you know, I sometimes follow his flash fiction challenge and one day I realized I hadn’t read anything he’d written. I’m happy I decided to pick this one up. I enjoyed the story immensely, and I especially loved how Wendig told it in such a fascinating way. I love strong female characters, even if strong means something a little different in this one. Miriam didn’t always make the choices I would have made, but she’s a survivor and that I could relate to on many levels.
This is the first book in a series, but it’s a good one. I read them all in about a month or less and I would highly recommend all three. Granted, I realize it isn’t for everyone, but if you like it gritty, dark and tell-it-like-it-is humor with quite a bit of cussing, then you should totally go for it.
I pulled the quote from Goodreads since I don’t have the book handy. I hope you enjoy!
“Way she sees it, people fall into one of two categories: those who think their death is imminent, and those who figure they have long, healthy lives ahead of them. Nobody ever thinks it’s somewhere in-between.”
Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!