Monday Reads: Bleed Like Me

It's still been slow-going for me on the reading front. I read just one book this past week and that was BLEED LIKE ME by Christa Desir.

Seventeen-year-old Amelia Gannon (just "Gannon" to her friends) is invisible to almost everyone in her life. To her parents, to her teachers-even her best friend, who is more interested in bumming cigarettes than bonding. Some days the only way Gannon knows she is real is by carving bloody lines into the flesh of her stomach.

Then she meets Michael Brooks, and for the first time, she feels like she is being seen to the core of her being. Obnoxious, controlling, damaged, and addictive, he inserts himself into her life until all her scars are exposed. Each moment together is a passionate, painful relief.

But as the relationship deepens, Gannon starts to feel as if she's standing at the foot of a dam about to burst. She's given up everything and everyone in her life for him, but somehow nothing is enough for Brooks-until he poses the ultimate test.

Bleed Like Me is a piercing, intimate portrayal of the danger of a love so obsessive it becomes its own biggest threat.

This book is so messed up. Or rather, the characters are so messed up. It was the kind of book I'm glad I read, and it was good, but I will never read it again. It was disturbing like that. I dunno, I really don't have much else to say about it. It kinda left me feeling HUH.

Right now I'm reading BIRD BY BIRD by Anne Lamott. It's a book on writing and it's fantastic. I'm loving it so far, although I do miss reading a novel, so I think I'll start one sometime today and try to juggle two books at once. People do this all the time but it's not the best thing for me. Who cares, I'm going to do it anyway.

What are you reading this week?