Friday, March 27, 2015

The Friday 56 (17)

The Friday 56 is a weekly bookish meme hosted over by Freda at Freda's Voice. The rules are super easy to follow, and this feature is a great way to share the books you're reading with other bloggers and readers.

So what do you need to do to participate in The Friday 56?
  • Go to page 56 (or 56% for e-readers like Kindle and Nook) of the book you're currently reading
  • Grab a few sentences to share with your blog's readers, but be sure not to spoil anything too major
  • Add your name to the link-up on Freda's blog
This week, I'm reading a book that's been on my TBR list for a very, very long time. I was so excited when I found it at Half Price Books that I bumped it ahead of quite a few of the books that I already own. So... what book is it? Well, it's Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson.




"I turned my lights on and my music up, a Luke Bryan album I'd downloaded last month but not listened to until now, and headed in the direction of the Orchard. I was halfway through the album when I turned off the main road and on to the side street that would lead me there. Out here, the houses got farther and farther apart until there was nothing but empty land and, tucked away on an almost-hidden drive, the Orchard."
What do you think? This is my first experience with Morgan Matson, and I must say that I'm enjoying her writing so far. It's easy-going, but full of imagery.

I know this book has been out for a while, and I'm sure many of you have already read it. If so, what did you think of it? Feel free to let me know, and feel free to leave links to your Friday 56 posts. I'd love to see what everyone is reading!

18 comments :

  1. Glad you're enjoying this! I've seen this around a few times and I do love the cover...you know right away that it's contemporary and it gets you in the mood for it! This meme looks like fun too :D

    Amir @Not So Literary!

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    1. Thanks, Amir! I just hope I can finish it soon. I wanted to have it read by tonight, but I don't think that's possible.

      But yes... the cover is such a perfect cover for a contemporary YA novel. It looks summery and perfect.

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  2. I really want to read this! It looks like such an easy read!

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    1. I hope you get to read it soon! :)

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  3. I love Morgan Matson!
    I added you to the Linky, happy weekend!

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    1. This is the first book I've read by her, but I definitely know I want to give her other books a try. :)

      Thanks, Freda! Have a great weekend!

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  4. I haven't read anything by this author. I'll have to check this book out.
    My F56: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-friday-56-dead-of-winter.html

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    1. This is the first book I've attempted reading by her. I hope you get to read it soon. :)

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  5. I haven't read this book, but I want to. I like the description in the excerpt and feel like I'd been there.
    My Friday post features GRACIANNA.

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    1. I hope you get to read it soon, Sandra! Right? I felt like I was driving along with Emily. :)

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  6. I haven't read it, but I have seen it around a lot lately. It sounds like a summer read. Girl Who Reads

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    1. It's set in the summer, so I'm wishing that I would have saved it. But I am working on trying to read at least two or three back listed books a month, and this just happened to be the one I wanted the most.

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  7. I may have to read this one this summer. I now have Luke Bryan stuck in my head :-D

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    1. I've had Luke Bryan stuck in my head since I read that too. But at least I like him, so I'm totally okay with having his songs float around up there. :)

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  8. This would be a good one for reading by the pool. I'll check my TBR and be sure it's on there.
    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/03/27/the-friday-56-55-retaliation-by-imogen-rose/

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    1. Oh! I've never even thought of reading it by the pool, but I don't have a pool. I could definitely see myself reading it again on my deck, though. lol

      I hope you enjoy it, Laura! :)

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  9. I actually haven't read this one, I should check out sometime soon because I do love her other work :) Great post <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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    1. It's taking me a while to get through, especially after not enjoying my last read, but I'm liking it so far. It's cute.

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