April’s Reading Challenge is to read a novel with a number in the title.
I am a big fan of Simon Lelic’s novels so as I was scrolling through his titles on Goodreads, I discovered I have not read my copy of A Thousand Cuts. And so, this month’s reading challenge was born!
A Thousand Cuts tackles a particularly troublesome and tragic subject that happens all too often in American classrooms: mass shootings. I struggle to understand what drives someone to go to such lengths so I like to read novels that delve into the subject. I always hope to come away with a better understanding of the motivations and circumstances surrounding such an incomprehensible decision. I also read these types of novels to see how communities and families of victims heal in the aftermath.
In A Thousand Cuts, the shooter is a teacher and at first glance, it appears to be an open and shut case. But Detective Inspector Lucia May becomes convinced there is more to the case and she is determined to uncover the truth about the shooting.
The premise is very intriguing and I am looking forward to reading A Thousand Cuts.
Please click HERE to learn more about A Thousand Cuts.
The next novel I am going to read is Ten by Tia Fielding. Two wounded men come together in the aftermath of very different yet horrific, life altering events. But are Makai and Emil too damaged to forge a future together? I am eager to find out!
Please click HERE to learn more about Ten.
I am looking forward to seeing which title you select for this month’s challenge.
If you participated in last month’s challenge, check out the discussion post HERE and let us know if you met your challenge!