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Three Books I'm Reading Now, 1/31/22 Edition

The Books I'm Reading Now

I'm reading Sally Hanan's My Heart Went Walking, upcoming fiction with plenty of family drama set in 1980s Ireland; the science fiction story Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir, the author of The Martian; and a young adult fantasy, The Last Legacy, which is the third in the Fable trilogy by author Adrienne Young.

What are you reading and enjoying these days, bookworms?


01 My Heart Went Walking: An Irish Tale of Love, Loss, and Redemption by Sally Hanan

Young Una has only ever loved one man, her best friend Cullen, but various complications--compounded by Cullen's affection for her sister Ellie--have driven the two apart and split Una's family as well. Now Una and the man who broke her heart must try to save Ellie from tragedy somehow.

Una, Ellie, and Cullen cope with grave situations and life-and-death struggles that threaten to tear them apart, while also offering lots of heart.

Set in 1980s Ireland, between Donegal and Dublin, My Heart Went Walking follows the sisters and Cullen as they each try to find redemption, forgive, and move forward into their futures with hope.

Hanan's story is set for publication on February 5. I received a prepublication digital edition of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Fire Drinkers Publishing.


02 Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Ryland Grace wakes up as the sole survivor of a last-chance effort to save Earth and its inhabitants.

But he doesn't know that yet. He isn't sure what's happened, and not only does he not remember his scientific expertise, he doesn't even remember his own name, where he's from, or anything that could help him survive and succeed in his quest.

He's millions of miles from Earth, and he's got two dead crewmates, a chatty AI robot caregiver, a lot of complicated equipment, and a mysterious mission he'll have to unravel if he's to possibly survive--much less save humanity.

In Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir, author of The Martian, has created another story of hope, resilience, wonder, and discovery.


03 The Last Legacy (Fable #3) by Adrienne Young

A letter from her uncle Henrik on her eighteenth birthday calls orphan Bryn back to the island of Bastion. It might be an understatement to say that she has mixed emotions about returning, but Henrik has plans for her that he's been building for ages.

Situations on Bastion are complicated by longstanding rivalries, the suspicious circumstances surrounding Bryn's parents' long-ago deaths, and an extended family with mysterious loyalties and plans of their own.

This is the third book in Adrienne Young's Fable series.

Click here for my review of Fable, and click here for my review of book two in the series, Namesake.


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