This week I started listening to The Wizard’s Butler by Nathan Lowell, which is about a guy named Roger Mulligan who takes a job as a wealthy old man’s butler (we’re talking the penguin suit and white gloves) for the shocking price tag of 5 grand a month, with a million dollar bonus if he makes it a year. Mr. Shackelford’s family tells Roger his new boss is crazy and losing his marbles, and his main job will be to ensure the old man doesn’t spend away their inheritance. But, as the blurb on the book points out, they didn’t tell him about the pixies. The Goodreads reviews of this one are mixed, but it seems like my type of character-based story, and so far I’m enjoying it quite a bit!
I also snagged myself a copy of the audiobook for The Witch Haven by Sash Peyton Smith. I’ve got a bit of a deadline on when I need to finish this one (book club waits for no one), so it will probably be my next book to read. This one’s set in 1911, and is about a seamstress who finds out she’s a witch and ends up at a witch training academy. Intrigue and mayhem ensues (I assume…).
I also have my hands on Mister Impossible (Dreamer Trilogy #2) by Maggie Stiefvater. Ronan is back! And his life is literally falling apart. Obviously, as part 2 of the Dreamer Trilogy, this one picks up where Call Down the Hawk left off, and I’m genuinely curious how this is all going to go. Ronan seems to be the character Stiefvater loves to torture, so I’m sure things are going to continue to get worse before they get better.
Finally, I also grabbed myself a copy of The Guncle by Steven Rowley. Realistically I’m not going to get to this one before it’s due back at the library, but I had it on my Goodreads TBR and walked past it on a display at the library and was like, “Yeah, I’m going to take that with me this week.” This is about a gay sitcom star who ends up as the caregiver for his niece and nephew for the summer – and it’s not all fun and adventures. The Guncle is meant to be about the power of love, growth, and what it really means to be part of a family.
So that’s my slightly-larger-than-normal (these days) TBR for this week. Have you read any of the books on my list? Let me know what you thought about them, in the comments below!