For anyone who missed it, my Rock Your Reading Tracker is now available for purchase here! What’s special about this reading tracker? It automatically compiles your stats in real time…and helps you pick better books for your reading taste by enabling you to track your recommendation sources. I’ve been using it for a few months now and love being able to see my stats as I go! And, I know I’m going to love all the hours I’ll save tallying up numbers at the end of the year.
In other news, life has been super chaotic and messy lately…and I feel like I’ve barely been able to read (time-wise and concentration-wise). I’m on track to have one of my lowest volume reading months I can remember. But, I *think* things are taking a turn for the better.
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️// Kind of appropriate that I finished this nonfiction financial thriller set mostly in Russia on a cold, snowy day. You may not think a nonfiction financial book could keep you on the edge of your seat, but you’re wrong! Think a cross between Michael Lewis and Dominick Dunne…told like a thriller.⠀ _⠀ ⠀ Bill Browder was one of the first foreign investors in Russia following the fall of Communism. He made a ton of money, angered some oligarchs via his anti-corruption battles, and ended up in a knockdown, drag-out battle with Putin and the Russian regime.⠀ _⠀ ⠀ Now…let’s just hope the kids finally go back to school tomorrow so I can finally dig into some books. It’s a miracle I finished this one with how much they’ve been home…⠀ ⠀ Recommendation Source: @keliteracy (Thank you!)⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ @simonbooks @simonandschuster #bookstagram #amreading #bookworm #instabooks #bookblogger #booklover #booklovers #booksofinstagram #bookgram #bookblogger #bookaddict #bookaddiction #nonfiction #putin
I finished reading…
Red Notice by Bill Browder (February 3, 2015)
Bill Browder was one of the first foreign investors in Russia following the fall of Communism. He made a ton of money, angered some oligarchs via his anti-corruption battles, and ended up in a knockdown, drag-out battle with Putin and the Russian regime. You may not think a nonfiction financial book could keep you on the edge of your seat, but you’re wrong! Think a cross between Michael Lewis and Dominick Dunne…told like a thriller.
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I’m currently reading…
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (February 6, 2018)
I’m only about 30% into this story about marriage and race, but I’m really enjoying it so far. I was told to go in blind and I did (I didn’t even remember what the publisher’s blurb said about the book) and I’ve been surprised at where the story has gone so far.
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I tried, but wasn’t feeling…
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (January 9, 2018)
DNF at 32%. This psychological thriller was fine, but fine psychological thrillers are everywhere. I’m looking for something that stands out. However, if someone tells me this one will stand out if I read past 32%, then I’ll consider picking it up again.
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (October 10, 2017)
I made it through 3% of this one. I just couldn’t take the writing style.
The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson (February 6, 2018)
At the 14% mark, this dysfunctional family novel was fine (but no more than that). But, I just kept thinking about other books I was excited to read. I’ll pick it up again if any of my Go-To Recommendation Sources say it’s awesome.
Upcoming reading plans…
Continuing with February releases…
All the Castles Burned by Michael Nye (February 13, 2018)
This one doesn’t come recommended by anyone who’s already read it, but I’m willing to take a risk for a boarding school novels.
I was reading…
Two Years Ago: I’d just finished one of my favorite books of 2016!
How was your reading week?