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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (4/24/17)

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Last week, I dug into May releases…with some hits and misses. I also read my first hardcover book (Startup) in at least a year and was reminded that reading hardcovers is completely cumbersome and doesn’t fit my current read-on-the-go lifestyle! Miraculously, I still really enjoyed the book.

And, I’ve apparently become so disenchanted by American thrillers (I’ve been craving a great one and keep getting disappointed) that I’ve now gone abroad. I’m attempting French and Australian thrillers this week. If these work, I might never come home…

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I finished reading…

The Takedown, Startup


The Takedown by Corrie Wang (April 11, 2017)
This is the first YA novel I’ve enjoyed in years…it’s unique, fun, juicy, and provides an interesting/terrifying look at where technology and social media could go! Look for it on my 2017 Summer Reading Guide (coming in mid-May).
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Startup by Doree Shafrir (April 25, 2017)
Startup was my second book in a row involving the technology world and was a fun, easy read with biting social commentary, which I always love.

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I’m currently reading…

Based on a True Story, Delphine de Vigan


Based on a True Story
 by Delphine de Vigan (May 9, 2017)
I’m about halfway through this French (it’s sold 500,000 copies in France!) psychological thriller about an author and a toxic friendship that is, like the title says, based on a true story. Man, is it creepy! I’m dying to know how this all plays out.
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I tried, but wasn’t feeling…

The Leavers, No One Can Pronounce my Name
The Goodreads reviews for both these books are generally positive, so there’s a chance I could go back to them if someone I trust raves about them. But, based on their openings, I decided not to be the guinea pig.

The Leavers by Lisa Ko (May 2, 2017)
I thought I would enjoy this highly anticipated debut about a boy who grows up with white parents after his biological mother (an undocumented Chinese immigrant) goes missing, but I had a hard time connecting with the characters and kept zoning out. DNF at 13%.

No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal (May 2, 2017)
This novel about a community of Indian Americans living in Cleveland was billed as being funny, but I didn’t get that at all. Granted, I didn’t make it very far, but I also kept zoning out as I was reading…never a good sign.

Upcoming reading plans…

The Dry, Jane Harper


The Dry
 by Jane Harper (January 10, 2017)
After months and months, my library hold finally came in for this Australian mystery that’s gotten tons of buzz…just in time to possibly be included in my Summer Reading Guide!

I was reading…

One Year Ago: Yikes! A bunch of blah books and general flailing!

Two Years Ago: Read what might end up being one of my all-time favorite books!

How was your reading week?

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (4/17/17)

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I was visiting family last week in Virginia and we got some gloriously warm weather! It reminded me how much I miss Spring (we haven’t really had a true Spring the last few years where I live). We did some Easter egg hunting, my son played a ton of basketball (his new obsession) and I got some good reading in.

Right now, I’m trying to cram in a final few possibilities for the Summer Reading Guide (which will be coming out in mid-May), so I’m focused on lighter books.

And, the limited time free trial of Personalized Book Recommendations from Sarah’s Book Shelves will launch this Thursday! If you’re looking for a fantastic book to give to your mom or dad for Mother’s / Father’s Day, I can help you with that! If you’re just looking for the perfect book for yourself, I can help with that too! Look for a blog post on Thursday with sign-up information.

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I finished reading…

If We Were Villains, Anything is Possible


If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio (April 11, 2017)

If you loved The Secret History and/or Black Chalk, buy this book immediately! It’s the dark campus novel I’ve been craving ever since reading Black Chalk a couple years ago (bonus if you love Shakespeare, but not necessary at all to love this book). Review to come.
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Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout (April 25, 2017)
This companion book to My Name Is Lucy Barton grew on me the farther I read and reminded me how much I enjoy the beautiful simplicity of Strout’s writing. A great pick for fan’s of Lucy Barton, but you do not need to have read Lucy Barton to enjoy these stories! Also a great choice for someone who is new to short stories.

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I’m currently reading…

The Takedown, Corrie Wang


The Takedown by Corrie Wang (April 11, 2017)
This is the first YA novel I’ve read in ages and it’s totally addictive! I’d categorize it as demented high school students set in the near future with a focus on social media and technology.
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Upcoming reading plans…

Startup, Doree Shafrir


Startup
 by Doree Shafrir (April 25, 2017)
This tech world satire was my April Book of the Month selection and I’m hoping it will make a good addition to my 2017 Summer Reading Guide.

I was reading…

One Year Ago: I was smack in the middle of a reading slump.

Two Years Ago: I’d just finished the very looong sequel to Greg Iles’ Natchez Burning.

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (4/10/17)

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Oh my gosh, what a frustrating reading week! I DNF’d two books and one audiobook (Anna Kendrick’s memoir, Scrappy Little Nobody) and have just found myself generally distracted and unable to find books that actually stick. Thankfully, I finally got my act together towards the end of the week, but only after feeling like I spun my wheels during days of precious reading time!

I did finish S-Town (the new podcast from the producers of Serial) and, man, was that good! It turned out to be quite different than I expected, but no less captivating. I also watched the first episode of HBO’s Big Little Lies. I resisted because I hated the book, but was assured the series was darker and more focused on the parents’ deeply messed up personal issues (rather than mommy politics). And, the first episode definitely stood up to this description! I’m in for the duration!

I also saw Ariel Levy, author of the memoir The Rules Do Not Apply (which I loved), speak at our local library this weekend. I met her and of course chickened out on asking her for a picture. I need some serious lessons on how to attend author events! She was a super engaging speaker and her personality was exactly what you would expect based on her book.

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I finished reading…

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, Kathleen Rooney


Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney (January 17, 2017)
Delightful, playful, whimsical, and nostalgic. It’s a very New York book and Lillian is quite a New York character. One of those unique kinds of historical fiction novels that I really enjoy!
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I’m currently reading…

If We Were Villains, ML Rio


If We Were Villains
 by M.L. Rio (April 11, 2017)
Finally…campus novel that I’m loving (thank you, Susie at Novel Visits, for the recommendation)! I’m about over three quarters of the way through this debut and, after a rocky beginning with an overload of Shakespeare excerpts, I now can’t put it down. Think The Secret History and Black Chalk
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I tried, but wasn’t feeling…

Marlena, Julie Buntin


Marlena by Julie Buntin (April 4, 2017)
Though I really loved the first chapter of this debut, I kept zoning out after that point and put it aside around 30%. Yet another recent book I’m in the minority on…

Upcoming reading plans…

Anything is Possible, Elizabeth Strout


Anything Is Possible
 by Elizabeth Strout (April 25, 2017)
I’ve been long awaiting this companion book to My Name Is Lucy Barton (one of my favorite books of 2016). Fingers crossed it lives up to Lucy Barton!

I was reading…

One Year Ago: I was reading a book that everyone but me loved.

Two Years Ago: I was reading the very long sequel to Natchez Burning.

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (4/3/17)

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A little bit about life this week…and what I’ve been watching and listening to before we get to the books.

TV
My husband and I just finished watching OJ: Made in America, which is fantastic and full of tidbits that I’d forgotten or never knew in the first place. Next up (for me, not my husband) is Big Little Lies. Even though I hated the book, I’m planning to give the series a shot. Also, Season 4 of Southern Charm premieres this week and the Food Network is bringing back Iron Chef for a special (Iron Chef Gauntlet) on April 16. Tell me again why this show went off the air?!

Podcasts
I’m a few episodes into S-Town (the new podcast from the producers of Serial) and am completely hooked! It’s more like the original Serial than Season 2 was and is also a nice companion to Hillbilly Elegy (my review) in its own way. And, I’ve also been listening to a couple podcasts that focus on blogging and business tips: Brilliant Business Moms, The Strategy Hour, and The Chopped Podcast (technically for food bloggers, but much of their advice can be applied to all kinds of blogs). It’s nice to get my head out of the book blogging bubble with these new additions to my podcast queue.

Finally, I shared my commentary on the Book of the Month Club April selections…and there are more pre-releases than usual! Choices are due on Thursday, April 6.

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I finished reading…

Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti (March 28, 2017)
Ugh…ya’ll. This book never did really turn around for me and I’m having trouble understanding all the hype. I’m definitely in the minority on this one. Mini review to come.

I’m currently reading…

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, Kathleen Rooney


Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney (January 17, 2017)
I’m almost finished with this one. It’s been awhile since I read a book I’d describe as “delightful,” but this one kind of is. It’s playful and whimsical and nostalgic. It’s a very New York book and Lillian is quite a New York character.
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Upcoming reading plans…

Marlena, Julie Buntin


Marlena
 by Julie Buntin (April 4, 2017)
I’ve actually already sneaked in the first chapter of this story of an ill-fated friendship…and that first chapter was GOOD! I’m looking forward to really diving in after I finish up with Lillian Boxfish.

I was reading…

One Year Ago: I was reading one of my top 3 books of 2016!

Two Years Ago: I was reading about beauty pageants and Beanie Babies.

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (3/27/17)

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After the stumbling block of two weeks ago, my reading is now back on track in a big way. I absolutely adored the book I read last week and have had back-to-back fantastic audiobooks. I never talk much about the audiobooks I listen to because I find that listening to them with the intent to review makes me enjoy them less, but I do occasionally mention them if they really wow me. So, you’re getting a couple of those this week.

My son’s and my March Madness brackets fell apart a bit yesterday. The only team we have left alive is Gonzaga. It was a good run while it lasted!

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I finished reading…

The Wanderers, The Strange in the Woods

The Wanderers by Meg Howrey (March 14, 2017)
I absolutely loved this book…it’s one of my favorites so far this year. It’s been compared to Station Eleven and The Martian, but I think it’s closest to being a much more subtle and philosophical version of The Martian. Review to come.
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The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel (March 7, 2017)
This is story of “the last true hermit” is the best audiobook I’ve listened to this year. It’s strange, yet captivating and is perfect for fans of Jon Krakauer (particularly Into the Wild) and Quiet by Susan Cain (yes, I realize this is an odd pair of comparisons). It will make an appearance on my 2017 Summer Reading Guide for sure!

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I’m currently reading…

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti (March 28, 2017)
I’m about 25% through this literary thriller/coming of age novel and I like it, but it’s not blowing my mind at this point. I do feel invested in the characters, though, so am looking forward to seeing what happens to them.

What I Talk about When I Talk about Running by Haruki Murakami (July 29, 2008)
I’d been hearing about this memoir from the Japanese literary sensation (author of 1Q84) for years, but a chapter in Will Schwalbe’s Books for Living was what really got me interested in it. It’s about long distance running (duh), writing, solitude, triathlons, and changing the way you live your life. I adore it.

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Upcoming reading plans…

I should probably get started on April releases, but this book I’ve had my eye on for months just came in from the library!

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, Kathleen Rooney


Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
 by Kathleen Rooney (January 17, 2017)
I’m hoping this story about an 85 year-old woman who reflects on her life as she takes a walk around Manhattan in 1984 will be a new addition to my badass ladies reading category.

I was reading…

One Year Ago: I’d just finished The Nest and was starting a couple blah books.

Two Years Ago: I was reading potential books for my 2015 Summer Reading Guide.

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (3/20/17)

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My late February / early March reading streak has finally hit a roadblock. And, a book by an author who has only ever received 5 stars from me did it. Couldn’t be more shocked.

It’s been a big basketball week in our house. This is the first year my son has cared about March Madness (or basketball at all)…but, he’s now obsessed. He did his own bracket in my husband’s office pool and helped me with my picks (he correctly picked the Villanova AND Louisville upsets and so far has me leading The Ladies Bracket with my high school buds for the first time ever!).

I’d also like to thank Julianne from Outlandish Lit for very thoughtfully helping me tweak my social media follow buttons. I’m old (in tech expertise terms) and don’t know much about coding, so I was so relieved to get some help from someone in the know. I now have links to my Pinterest and Instagram accounts on the blog, so follow me over there! Also, check out Julianne’s blog, Outlandish Lit, if you haven’t already!

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I finished reading…

The Rules Do Not Apply, The Hearts of Men 

The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy (March 14, 2017)
I really enjoyed this raw, brutally honest memoir. It’s been marketed as “for fans of Cheryl Strayed,” which is a pretty unattainable bar, but the comparison in this case is not entirely unfounded.

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The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler (March 7, 2017)
I had high hopes for Butler’s third book after loving Shotgun Lovesongs and Beneath the Bonfire. Sadly, I couldn’t connect to these characters and there were a lot of seemingly random elements that never came together into a coherent whole for me.

I’m currently reading…

The Wanderers, Meg Howrey


The Wanderers
 by Meg Howrey (March 14, 2017)
I’m about 25% through this novel about a group of astronauts training for the first mission to Mars. It’s been billed as “Station Eleven meets The Martian” (both books I loved) and, so far, is the most unique book I’ve read all year. I’m loving it even though I don’t have any special interest in space.
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I tried, but wasn’t feeling…

The Arrangement, Sarah Dunn


The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn (March 21, 2017)
I was looking for a fun read to include in my Summer Reading Guide, but only made it 10% through this story about a couple who tries an open marriage before getting annoyed with the characters and turned off by the hints of Liane Moriarty-esque Mommy politics.

Upcoming reading plans…

Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley


The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
 by Hannah Tinti (March 28, 2017)
This story about a father and a daughter, which has been billed as a literary thriller and a coming of age novel, has been getting some pre-publication buzz and sounds right up my alley.

I was reading…

One Year Ago: An online defensive driving course was seriously cutting into my reading time.

Two Years Ago: Not loving Hausfrau put me in the minority.

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (3/13/17)

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I spent last week trying to settle down and get our household in order following a rough week. Thankfully, my heart rate is finally settling into a non-racing pace and my hot reading streak continues.

I’m continuing to rehab my injured back and was thrilled to finally be able to go for a couple very slow and short jogs last week. Baby steps, ya’ll. Weirdly, I discovered the treadmill is much harder on my back than running outdoors. If anyone has any actual insight into this, I’d love to hear it! And, my foam roller and Jasyoga “Lower Back Love” video have both continued to be my best friends (in addition to my Physical Therapist, of course).

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I finished reading…

The Woman Next Door, The Fall of Lisa Bellow


The Woman Next Door
 by Yewande Omotoso (February 7, 2017)

I was so pleasantly surprised by this novel! It started out with a dose of snarky humor and ended on a more introspective note. And, it was a more substantial book than I’d expected going in.
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The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo (March 14, 2017)
I liked Perabo’s first full length novel, but not as much as I loved her short story collection, Why They Run the Way They Do (my review). I’ll warn anyone thinking about reading it that the publisher’s blurb creates unrealistic expectations (shocker!) by calling it “suspenseful.” The suspense is more in the emotional sense rather than the page-turning sense…as the story focuses on the psychological impact of being the one left behind in an abduction on a middle school girl and her family.
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I’m currently reading…

The Rules Do Not Apply, Ariel Levy


The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy (March 14, 2017)
I’m just over halfway through this memoir by a staff writer at The New Yorker (who also happens to originally be from my town). I love her voice and this woman has lived quite an interesting life.
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Upcoming reading plans…

The Hearts of Men, Nickolas Butler


The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler (March 7, 2017)
Prior to The Hearts of Men, Nickolas Butler had published two books in his career (Shotgun Lovesongs, Beneath the Bonfire) and I rated both 5 stars. He’s one of my rising stars to watch who could end up becoming an all-time favorite author. I’m hoping his latest novel about two boys that become friends at Boy Scout camp continues the 5 star streak.

I was reading…

One Year Ago: I didn’t love a book that ended up becoming a critical darling.

Two Years Ago: I was reading one of my favorite books of 2015 and one I’m still recommending often.

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (3/6/17)

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I followed up one dysfunctional family with an even more dysfunctional one in last week’s reading…then moved on to dysfunctional neighbors. But, my sizzling reading streak is still going strong…fingers crossed it continues!

If you’re interested in signing up for Book of the Month Club, the March selections are fantastic (they include 2 of my favorite books I read in February)! Selections are due TODAY at 7 pm EST.

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I finished reading…

The Roanoke Girls, Amy Engel


The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel (March 7, 2017)
This is the kind of book that I was almost embarrassed to be reading, but also could not put down. The premise is a bit preposterous, but I had to find out what was going to happen with quite possibly the most demented family I’ve come across in fiction (and that’s saying a lot). PS – that premise is super creepy and could be a huge turn-off for some people.
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I’m currently reading…

Woman Next Door, Yewande Omotoso


The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso (February 7, 2017)
I’m 65% through this U.S. debut novel about two next door neighbors in South Africa that hate each other and it’s full of the snarky humor I love.
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Upcoming reading plans…

Fall of Lisa Bellow, Susan Perabo


The Fall of Lisa Bellow
 by Susan Perabo (March 14, 2017)
I loved Susan Perabo’s short story collection, Why They Run the Way They Do (my review), and have been anticipating her debut novel. It’s about the girl who is left behind when a classmate is abducted.

I was reading…

One Year Ago: Pat Conroy had just passed away and I’d fittingly just finished reading another Southern novel.

Two Years Ago: I was trying to cover from A Little Life with a YA novel (it didn’t work).

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (2/27/17)

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Last week’s reading was filled with super high highs and frustrating lows. I loved the one book I finished and am LOVING my current read. But, I also had two DNF’s, one of which was The Barrowfields, which I mentioned in last week’s update that I had put down, but was considering revisiting. Well, I didn’t and have now moved on.

I was also visiting family last week since my kids were off from school and we had a lot going on, so I didn’t fit in as much time with my current book as I would’ve liked. Back to our routine this week.

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I finished reading…

All Grown Up, Jami Attenberg


All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg (March 7, 2017)
I loved this tiny novel about a single woman in her upper thirties living in NYC for it’s truth-telling, salty writing, and gallows humor, but I don’t think it’s necessarily for everyone. It’s really different from her last novel, Saint Mazie (my review). More to come in an upcoming post.
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I’m currently reading…

Dead Letters, Caite Dolan-Leach


Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach (February 21, 2017)
Ya’ll, read this book ASAP!! Or save it for your beach trip because it’s perfect for that too! I’m not quite done yet (75%), but am absolutely loving Dead Letters. It has everything – a great plot, a dysfunctional family, a mystery, great writing, and depth. It’s one of those rare novels that I can see myself recommending to absolutely everyone! And a huge thanks to Catherine at Gilmore Guide for putting this novel on my radar…because I hadn’t heard a thing about it before she told me I must read it.

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I tried, but wasn’t feeling…

What You Don't Know, Joann Chaney


What You Don’t Know
 by Joann Chaney (March 7, 2017)
I took a chance on this thriller because Liberty Hardy recommended it on a recent All the Books podcast episode. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get past the cheesy writing and dynamic between the two members of the detective team.

Upcoming reading plans…

The Roanoke Girls, Amy Engel


The Roanoke Girls
 by Amy Engel (March 7, 2017)
I heard this dysfunctional family story possibly takes dysfunction to an entirely new level. Which is hard to do with me. We’ll see.

I was reading…

One Year Ago: I was having a reading hangover following Tender.

Two Years Ago: I was reading one of my favorite books of 2015 (and a massive critical darling).

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (2/20/17)

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Last week was a busy one! I attended Georgia Hunter’s launch event in NYC for her gorgeous debut novel, We Were the Lucky Ones. She discussed the book with Thomas Kail, the director of Hamilton, and tons of her family members were in attendance. I met the son of Genek, who was the Kurc brother that spent time in a Siberian labor camp. And, he was charming!

On the reading front, I’m already digging into March releases, because there are a gazillion March books I’m dying to read. I also posted my spoiler discussion of Behind Her Eyes, specifically focusing on the ending (#WTFthatending).

Finally, I threw out my back last Sunday and have been in physical therapy all week. I’m not able to work out normally and won’t be for at least another two weeks. My regular blog readers can probably guess this is driving me crazy! Luckily, my PT does involve some things that can be called “working out” and I was psyched to wake up on Saturday morning a bit sore from Friday’s PT. Needless to say, my foam roller is coming in quite handy! 

The silver lining of this injury is that’s it’s made me truly appreciate having the ability to stay active and particularly to do that outdoors whenever possible. Sometimes it takes (temporarily) losing something to truly appreciate the joy it brings you.

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I finished reading…

A Separation, Katie Mitamura


A Separation
 by Katie Kitamura (February 7, 2017)
I really loved this dark story about a marriage. However, I don’t think it’s for everyone. Despite The Millions saying it’s “poised to be the literary Gone Girl of 2017,” it is not a plot-based story. In fact, this might be the most egregious Gone Girl comparison I’ve seen yet…which does nothing but turn off this book’s ideal reader and attract, but ultimately disappoint, the wrong one! If you love dark stories driven by the writing and emotional tension, then I highly recommend you give this one a try.
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I’m currently reading…

All Grown Up, The Barrowfields


All Grown Up
 by Jami Attenberg (March 7, 2017)
I’m 70% through this story of a single woman in her upper thirties living in NYC is one of the winter 2017 books I was most anticipating. It’s darkly humorous and I can somewhat relate to Andrea’s situation of being single in NYC (something I was in my mid-upper twenties). It’s really different from her last novel, Saint Mazie (my review).

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The Barrowfields by Phillip Lewis (March 7, 2017)
I was hoping this debut Southern coming of age story would be this year’s My Sunshine Away (my review) or Only Love Can Break Your Heart (my review), but I was a bit bored through the first 40%. I’ve temporarily put it aside to read All Grown Up, but plan to give it one more shot (since the reviews are generally positive) before moving on for good.

I tried, but wasn’t feeling…

Everything Belongs to Us, Yoojin Grace Wuertz


Everything Belongs to Us by Yoojin Grace Wuertz (February 28, 2017)
I honestly didn’t make it very far with this one (5%). I kept zoning out and had heard some less than stellar reviews recently, which didn’t give me much motivation to keep pushing.

Upcoming reading plans…

What You Don't Know, Joann Chaney


What You Don’t Know
 by Joann Chaney (March 7, 2017)
I’m really craving a fantastic thriller (Behind Her Eyes did not fill this void), so I paid attention when Liberty Hardy recommended this debut about a Denver serial killer on a recent All the Books podcast episode.

I was reading…

One Year Ago: One of my favorite books of 2016!

Two Years Ago: The only Erik Larson book I’ve ever been disappointed with.

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