What I’m Reading Now (10/14/19)

October 14, 2019 It's Monday! What are you reading? 6

what I'm Reading now

 

I think I’ve been in a reading slump for the past 2 weeks or so. I finished a couple books that felt like slogs because trusted recommendation sources rated them 5 stars. Then, I DNF’d another book I was really excited about that also felt like a slog. But, I think I’m finally reading a fun slump buster and am hopefully back on the great books train!

I’m starting to think about my TBR list for Nonfiction November (kicking off on Monday, October 28)! And, I just recorded a podcast episode with an author who recommended a couple books that would be perfect for Nonfiction November!

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What I’m Reading Now (10/7/19)

October 7, 2019 It's Monday! What are you reading? 9

what I'm reading now

 

Last week was super busy with launching my new Patreon community for the podcast (Patrons get special bonus podcast episodes including monthly Superlatives episodes with every full length guest and more!), so I didn’t really get much reading done until later in the week. And, I was struggling a bit with my book (see more details below), which didn’t help. I’m hoping for more reading time this week.

I’m also starting to think about my TBR list for Nonfiction November (kicking off on Monday, October 28)! 

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Alcohol & Advil: The Only Plane in the Sky and Evvie Drake Starts Over

October 3, 2019 Mini Book Reviews 4

Alcohol and Advil Literary Style

 

Welcome to Alcohol & Advil, where I pair a book likely to cause a “reading hangover” (i.e. the alcohol) with a recovery book (i.e. the Advil)! For me, the “alcohol” is usually a book that I either absolutely loved or one that punched me in the gut in an emotionally depleting way…and, in this case, it’s both.

I don’t think I’ve ever needed a recovery book as badly as I did after finishing The Only Plane in the Sky. It absolutely gutted me. I even inadvertently sandwiched it between two recovery books…one to relax my brain heading in and one to decompress afterwards. I needed every word of both.

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Podcast Episode 32: Cristina Arreola (Senior Books Editor at Bustle)

October 2, 2019 Podcast 0

Cristina Arreola

In Episode 32, Cristina talks about her job as Senior Books Editor at Bustle and her path to that job, Bustle’s approach to recommending books, and shares her book recommendations (some by Latina authors).

PLUS – You can now get bonus podcast content by supporting Sarah’s Book Shelves Live on Patreon! Check out details here and sign up here!

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Book of the Month October 2019 Selections: What Book Should You Choose?

September 30, 2019 Book Recommendations 10

Book of the Month October 2019

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Welcome to my monthly feature “Book of the Month July 2019 Selections: What Book Should You Choose?”! Every month, I provide commentary on the books that are chosen as that month’s Book of the Month selections that will hopefully help you choose your pick, and tell you which book(s) I’m going to choose. AND, I provide you with the most up to date version of my Ultimate Guide to the Book of the Month Judges with free, downloadable template (below).

I’ve already read one of this month’s picks and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Plus, a bit of a surprise with this month’s judges! 

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What I’m Reading Now (9/30/19)

September 30, 2019 It's Monday! What are you reading? 9

what I'm reading now

 

I feel like I could be slipping into a reading slump and I’m trying desperately to stave it off! Believe it or not, I’ve read most of my 2019 ARC’s (I have 2 or 3 more to go) and am waiting on some library holds to come in for books I’ve been looking forward to reading.

I’m also starting to think about my TBR list for Nonfiction November (kicking off on Monday, October 28)! 

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