What I’m Reading Now (1/25/21)

what I'm reading now


Last week’s reading was satisfying in that A) I was mostly able to concentrate and B) I found a podcast guest!

We went skiing this past weekend, which didn’t involve much reading. My family desperately needed the change of scenery and it was so nice to see my kids really excited about something healthy, active, and outdoors! It was also just what my emotional state needed (do not underestimate the impact of fresh air!). But, I did fit in some peaceful reading time on Sunday morning while the kids ice skated and swam (in a heated outdoor pool).


Behind-the-Scenes of Judging the Aspen Words Prize with Sara Hildreth of @fictionmatters aired last Wednesday. 

There is no new podcast this week.

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I finished reading…

what I'm reading now

The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed Masood (February 2, 2021)
I loved this debut novel about two immigrant families that become intertwined. Masood fulfilled the promise of irreverent humor…and he layered an incredible amount of depth to this story. And, he’ll be coming on the podcast in early March!
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Three Ring Circus by Jeff Pearlman (September 22, 2020) – AUDIOBOOK
I love a good sports drama story and this behind the scenes look at the Shaq/Kobe/Phil era of the L.A. Lakers was full of it. I do think it was overly long, but an interesting listen overall.
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I’m currently reading…



Landslide by Susan Conley (February 2, 2021)
I’m about 30% through this novel about a mother tasked with raising her two teenage sons alone in Maine while her fisherman husband recuperates from a serious accident. Susie from @novelvisits loved it and I really like it so far! It’s not trendy or flashy…so, I hope this one gets the attention it deserves.
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Upcoming reading plans…

The Minders


The Minders by John Marrs (February 16, 2021)
I’ve wanted to try John Marrs for awhile now (and after a couple more character-driven books, I need something fast-paced), so I was thrilled to hear he had a new book coming out and I didn’t have to stress about fitting in a backlist title. This “near-future” thriller features five people that are entrusted with with every government secret…and, obviously something will go wrong.
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  1. THT Steph wrote:

    I am looking forward to seeing what you think of Landslide. It sounds like a great read.

    Posted 1.25.21 Reply
  2. Kathy Martin wrote:

    I’m a fan of most sports but never got into basketball, Even so, I’ve heard of all of the people in Three Ring Circus. Not sure I could sustain interest long enough to listen though. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    Posted 1.25.21 Reply
  3. I am reading White Ivy right now and I think i agree with you about it. Marketing was inaccurate, but it’s really good. Sort of a simmering story. I read a John Marrs earlier this year – The One – and it was meh.

    Posted 1.25.21 Reply
  4. Sandra wrote:

    I hope you enjoy The Minders but it is set in the same world as two of his previous books The One and The Passengers. It references them a fair bit and I think might be best enjoyed by someone who has read them both. Personally I didn’t like this one as much as those two.

    Posted 1.25.21 Reply
  5. Melinda wrote:

    I’m glad to hear that you liked The Bad Muslim Discount…I’m really looking forward to that one!

    Posted 1.25.21 Reply
  6. I’m loving The Bad Muslim Discount, too and can’t wait to hear what you think of Landslide.

    Posted 1.25.21 Reply

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