What I’m Reading Now (1/18/21)

what I'm reading now


Happy MLK Day, everyone!

I didn’t have much ability to focus on reading last week…lots of unexpected chaos going on in my non-bookish life. But, it is not a reflection on the books. I’m reading really good books right now!


There was no new podcast this week.

Coming on Wednesday: Behind-the-Scenes of Judging the Aspen Words Prize with Sara Hildreth of @fictionmatters (January 20). 

On the Blog

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I finished reading…


Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour (January 5, 2021)
I reviewed this one in my January Books to Read (and Skip) post…and (unpopular opinion) it was hit and miss for me.
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Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First by Laura Tremaine (February 2, 2021)
This part memoir / part workbook from the host of the 10 Things to Tell You Podcast was a wonderful surprise. It forced me to stop and reflect, which is not something I normally take the time to do. I’ll be talking more about this one in February!
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I’m currently reading…

Bad Muslim Discount


The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed Masood (February 2, 2021)
I’m about 25% through this debut novel about two immigrant families that become intertwined told with irreverent humor. I love Masood’s voice and sense of humor and have high hopes so far.
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I’m currently reading…

The Divines


The Divines by Ellie Eaton (January 19, 2021)
DNF at 21%
This novel about a scandal at an all-girls British boarding school is right in my wheelhouse and it was fine, but I have a lot of February releases to get to and “fine” isn’t cutting it right now.
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Upcoming reading plans…



Landslide by Susan Conley (February 2, 2021)
Susie from Novel Visits just rated this novel about a mother caring for her two teenage sons 5 stars and said it gave her a book hangover.
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How was your reading week?

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  1. Kathy Martin wrote:

    Interesting variety of books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    Posted 1.18.21 Reply
  2. I hope things on the personal front calm down for you this week. I am glad though you are reading some great books. The Divine and the Bad Muslim Discount both sound good! I hope you are enjoying them. Have a great week, Sarah!

    Posted 1.18.21 Reply
  3. Melinda wrote:

    I’m really looking forward to the Good Muslim Discount!

    Posted 1.18.21 Reply

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