What I’m Reading Now (12/16/19)

what I'm reading now


I’m still reading a mixed bag of backlist, January 2020 releases, and library holds and I’m almost finished with Christmas tasks, so I’m hoping to have more reading time for the rest of the month. 
Things have turned around a bit on the reading front. Last week, I had a 5 star 2020 release and I started a backlist novel that is going well so far. Plus, no DNF’s!


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I finished reading…

We Wish You Luck


We Wish You Luck by Caroline Zancan (January 14, 2020)
I absolutely adored this debut campus novel! The writing is stunning and it’s a novel to be savored. 5 stars! Mini review to come (plus, I’ll be talking about this one on the 2020 Winter Book Preview podcast episode airing on January 8th).

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I’m currently reading…

Conversations with Friends


Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney (May 25, 2017)
I’m about 30% through Sally Rooney’s debut novel and, like Normal People (my review), it’s about a messed up relationship. I’m liking it so far and am intrigued by these 4 people’s stories, but I can also see why some people wouldn’t (likable characters are in short supply).

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Upcoming reading plans…

My Friend Anna


My Friend Anna by Anna DeLoache Williams (July 23, 2019)
This true story about a con artist in New York City who passed herself off as a German heiress, eventually scamming the author out of over $60,000 might be just the easy read I need this time of year…and my library hold just came in. Plus, Tina at TBR, etc rated it 5 stars.

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  1. Isn’t it great when all the Christmas prep is done? I think I’m done, but also feel like I might be forgetting something. Now I just need to figure out what to pack for a week in Denver.

    I’m looking forward to hearing your final thoughts on Conversations With Friends. It’s one I’ve considered, so am happy you’re vetting it.

    Posted 12.16.19 Reply
  2. Beth F wrote:

    I haven’t compiled my best-of list(s) yet. Maybe this week??? My reading is waaaay down this month as we head into the holidays.

    Posted 12.16.19 Reply
  3. Kathy Martin wrote:

    I have started my January review books and am interspersing them with old favorites. There are quite a few books I’m eager to read in 2020. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    Posted 12.16.19 Reply
  4. I’m eyeing the Sally Rooney books. I’m also curious about My Friend Anna.

    Enjoy your week.

    Posted 12.16.19 Reply
  5. Tina wrote:

    Ooo fingers crossed you like my pick!

    Posted 12.17.19 Reply

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