What I’m Reading Now (12/23/19)

what I'm reading now


I finally read another backlist novel I liked (from an author I loved earlier this year!) and I’m in a good place with holiday chores and podcast work….so, I think the relaxing holiday reading I’ve been dreaming about for the past few weeks is finally about to start! Hope I haven’t jinxed myself by saying that…


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I finished reading…

Conversations with Friends


Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney (May 25, 2017)
I really liked Sally Rooney’s debut novel, but not as much as Normal People (my review). Mini review to come.

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I’m currently reading…

My Friend Anna


My Friend Anna by Anna DeLoache Williams (July 23, 2019)
I’m about 75% through this true story about a con artist in New York City who passed herself off as a German heiress…and this is one crazy story! It’s also a super easy read and exactly what I need during this crazy time of year.

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Upcoming reading plans…

Dear Edward

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano (January 6, 2020)
This coming of age story about a child who survives a plane crash was my December Book of the Month pick. I need to finish it before I fly right after New Year’s (who wants to read a book about a plane crash while flying?)!

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  1. Kathy Martin wrote:

    Nice assortment of books. You’re right! A book about a plane crash and an airplane flight don’t sound like they go together well. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  2. Melissa wrote:

    Dear Edward was a little bit of a slog for me — I thought the chapters set on the plane kind of felt…like being on a plane. My Friend Anna sounds fun, though.

    Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  3. Gina wrote:

    I was the reverse. I liked Conversations With Friends a bit better. I am definitely going to read My Friend Anna! How do you think it would be in audio?

    Posted 12.23.19 Reply
    • Ellie wrote:

      I listened to my friend Anna on audio and loved it! I thought it was much better than if I would’ve read it. 🙂

      Posted 12.24.19 Reply
  4. Beth F wrote:

    Ha ha on what Melissa wrote. I still have Edward on my list.

    Posted 12.24.19 Reply
  5. McCormick wrote:

    I assume you are a teenager, and maybe into the whole vampire-thing? You should really try The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine. The first book is called Glass houses – It’s REALLY good. Two hot guys also: Shane and Michael!

    Posted 3.10.20 Reply

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