What I’m Reading Now (12/30/19)

what I'm reading now


Last week was a solid week of reading…I finished 3 books, which is a lot for me in one week! And, it seems to be a week of memoirs. I finished two and am reading a third now. And, I finally read a January 2020 book that didn’t blow me away. 


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I finished reading…

what I'm reading now


My Friend Anna by Anna DeLoache Williams (July 23, 2019)
Crazy story, easy read! 

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Notes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi (April 9, 2019) – AUDIOBOOK
Really liked this food memoir…it’s kind of a mix between Service Included (a memoir by a server at Per Se), The Making of a Chef (Michael Ruhlman’s behind-the-scenes look at the Culinary Institute of America, and The Other West Moore. Mini review to come.

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Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano (January 6, 2020)
Hmm. I liked this okay, but not nearly as much as I thought I would. I’m still figuring out my thoughts and will share them in an upcoming mini review. But, it was tidier than I would’ve liked.

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I’m currently reading…

Uncanny Valley


Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener (January 14, 2020)
I just started this Silicon Valley memoir, so I don’t have thoughts yet. But, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there is also a publishing industry angle to this story!

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Upcoming reading plans…

Unless a library hold comes in…

Third Rainbow Girl


The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg (January 21, 2020)
This true crime memoir about the author’s investigation of a 1980’s double murder in West Virginia popped onto my radar recently and I love a good true crime memoir…especially when we get to follow an investigation along with the author.

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  1. Beth F wrote:

    Dear Edward is on my list . . . now to find the time. 🙂

    Posted 12.30.19 Reply
  2. Notes From a Young Black Chef looks really good to me.

    Posted 12.30.19 Reply
  3. Kathy Martin wrote:

    Interesting looking assortment of books. I can’t remember the last memoir I read. I am stuck in fiction and love it. Come see my week here. Happy reading and happy new year!

    Posted 12.30.19 Reply
  4. Sounds like a memoir time. Looking forward to the return of the podcast and a podcast related announcement.

    Posted 12.30.19 Reply
  5. Diane wrote:

    Curious what you thought about Dear Edward – it’s on my TBR list.

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  6. Donna wrote:

    Your books look good. See what I’ve been reading at Girl Who Reads.

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  7. Melissa wrote:

    I totally agree about Dear Edward. I have My Friend Anna and Nites from a Young Black Chef on my TBR, glad to hear they’re good!

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  8. Amy wrote:

    I really enjoyed Dear Edward. I agree about the tidy ending, but I loved the storytelling format of one chapter “Edward now” and one chapter “before the crash”. It kept me hooked and reading! Did you ever go back and read Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker? It’s SO good!

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      Yes and loved it!

      Posted 1.5.20 Reply
  9. Helen wrote:

    Dear Edward was a five star read for me! I actually enjoyed the tidiness and the way it wrapped up. Plus, often the dual timeline format will have me interested in one while bored with the other. I was interested in both timelines equally in this book which is rare for me — so that in and of itself earned my respect. I’m looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts! Plus, the second time in one day I’ve seen someone mention My Friend Anna. I’ll definitely be adding it to my TBR!

    Posted 1.4.20 Reply

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