I got an early start on my Nonfiction November reading last week, which is a nice change of pace from my normal reading! Focusing on a different genre and reading lots of backlist and based on mood is a bit freeing. Go here for more details on how to participate. And, look for my Year in Nonfiction post tomorrow!
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It’s taken me 10 months into 2018 to find the right combination of books for an Alcohol & Advil post! So, welcome to the first Alcohol & Advil post of 2018…LINK IN PROFILE ⠀ _⠀ ⠀ Waiting for Eden by @elliot.ackerman gut-punched me over and over in only 192 pages. It’s not for everyone, but if you like books that make you acutely FEEL, even if those feelings are tough, you have to read this book. ⠀ _⠀ ⠀ Sadie by @courtneysummers, while not perfect, was just the quick and easy read I needed following Waiting for Eden. It’s YA, which is not normally my thing, but I love that Sadie was partially told through a Serial-esque podcast transcript.⠀ _⠀ ⠀ What was the last book that gave you a massive reading hangover?⠀ _⠀ ⠀ Alcohol & Advil is my feature 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.⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookgram #amreading #bookworms #instabooks #instabook #booktalk #booklovers #booklover #bibliophile #biblio #bookaddict #bookaddiction #igreads #booksofinstagram #badassbookbabes #youngadultbooks @aaknopf @wednesdaybooks⠀
I finished reading…
Driven by Julie Heldman (August 22, 2018)
I enjoyed all the tennis history in this memoir, but it desperately needed an editor (it was self-published, which I don’t normally read for this very reason)! 446 pages was outrageous. Mini review coming.
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Bad Blood by John Carreyrou (May 21, 2018) – AUDIOBOOK
Though I did get lost in some of the science and engineering details, this true story of the meteoric rise and spectacular fall of the Silicon Valley startup, Theranos, was kind of mind-blowing. And, also a bit scary for investors. Mini review coming.
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I’m currently reading…
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott (January 1, 1994)
Believe it or not, this is my first time reading the legendary Anne Lamott! She’s so relatable and funny, which I didn’t expect for some reason. I’m only 25% through, but think I’ll definitely be reading more of her in the future.
Upcoming reading plans…
Still waiting on this library hold, which my Libby app says is “coming soon”…
The Fifth Riskby Michael Lewis (October 2, 2018)
Michael Lewis is one of my auto-buy authors. I think he’s a master at making dry topics entertaining and breaking down complicated concepts so the layperson can understand them. This time, he’s tackling the U.S. government. However, I’m a little skittish because I didn’t love his two most recent books (Flash Boys and The Undoing Project).
I was reading…
How was your reading week?