Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’re all having a great weekend, and a good start to the summer. This week, I read three books. And they were about as different from each other as possible. Because I am not lying when I say I read pretty much everything.
The first book I finished this week is The Last Leonardo by Ben Lewis. It’s about the last da Vinci painting discovered (to date), the Salvator Mundi. It was sold in 2017 for… wait for it… $450 MILLION dollars. Which I think we can all agree is insane. But it gets crazier: it hasn’t been seen since. Current theory is that it’s likely it ended up on a Saudi Arabian yacht. Also, no one’s really sure if it’s a real da Vinci. I’m leaning towards it being a copy (da Vinci’s apprentices frequently made copies of his work). Still, the whole story is mind boggling. Make sure to check out my review of The Last Leonardo if you’re interested.
This week, I also listened to the audiobook of Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini. I’ve been meaning to read this for a while, and I’m glad I finally got around to it. It was really interesting. I watched her TV show, and have read a bit about Scientology, so that aspect wasn’t anything new for me. But what was new was all the celebrity gossip. I won’t lie: hearing about a certain actor famous for being a scientologist was the best guilty pleasure.
Finally, I wanted a fun summer read, so I picked up The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. This was my first Christina Lauren book, and I really enjoyed it! I’ve kind of been on a romance kick lately, and I don’t hate it. I guess I have to stop saying I don’t really read romance…
Onto current reads! First is Warhead by Jeff Henigson, which is a memoir about a teenage boy in the 80s who is diagnosed with brain cancer. And his wish from the Starlight Children’s Foundation is to meet Gorbachev and ask for world peace. So far, I’m enjoying it a lot. I’m also reading A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang. It’s a pretty fun murder mystery set in the 20s, and I’m definitely curious to see where it ends up.
And that’s it for this week! Let me know what your first read of the summer is!