What I’m Reading Now (12/31/18)

December 31, 2018 It's Monday! What are you reading? 14

Welcome to the last Monday update post of 2018! And, it’s been an awesome reading year for me even though I didn’t meet my Goodreads goal of 100 books (I came close). More on that in next week’s End-of-Year Reading Stats post. But, know that I’ll be changing up my goals for 2019 based on what I learned this year.

As for my recent reading, I’ve started on 2019 releases and I’m 2 for 2 so far! I’ll take this success rate any day!


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I finished reading…

An Anonymous Girl


An Anonymous Girlby Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks (January 8, 2019)
Hooray! A rare thriller I actually liked! Especially a nice surprise since I DNF’d The Wife Between Us (Pekkanen and Greer’s debut novel). This one is a mind-f*ck rather than relying on outrageous plot twist. Spoiler discussion to come.
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I’m currently reading…

The Dreamers


The Dreamersby Karen Thompson Walker (January 15, 2019)
Y’all, I’m loving this book! It’s like a more literary The Fever (by Megan Abbott) and has me on the edge of my seat without feeling like a thriller. I’m about 75% through.
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Upcoming reading plans…

Otherwise Engaged


Otherwise Engagedby Lindsey J. Palmer (January 15, 2019)
I’m always on the hunt for smartly written Brain Candy and Ashley Spivey (of #SpiveysClub Facebook Group) loved this novel about an engaged couple in NYC. Gabe publishes a thinly veiled novel about his steamy relationship with his ex-girlfriend…and she of course re-enters the picture. 

was reading…

One Year Ago: It was New Year’s Day.

Two Years Ago: I’d read some great backlist books.

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14 Responses to “What I’m Reading Now (12/31/18)”

  1. renee

    You’ve convinced me to give An Anonymous Girl a try! I wasn’t interested in The Wife Between Us do to all the hype surrounding “the twist” but now that I’ve read your thoughts on AAG this sounds like something I’d like. I hadn’t heard of Otherwise Engaged but I requested it, love the premise.

  2. Susie | Novel Visits

    I never got an ARC of An Anonymous Girl, so think I’m going to make it my first audiobook of the year. Julia Whelan ins one of the narrators and she’s one of my favorites. And The Dreamers…loved. Glad 2019 is off to a great start!

  3. RK

    Glad to hear you liked An Anonymous Girl and The Dreamers, both of which are on my TBR! Congratulations on the upcoming podcast!

  4. Kathy Martin

    An Anonymous Girl sounds good. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Come see my week here. Happy reading and happy New Year!

  5. Jan

    I just finished The Dreamers and Anonymous Girl too and loved both of them.

    I had an ARC of The Au Pair which I found to be a poorly written mess and DNF’d it at 25%. I should have DNF’d it even earlier.

    Looking forward to tuning in to your podcast tomorrow!

  6. Andra

    Okay, I might have to cave on an anonymous girl! I’m not usually a thriller fan either, but I’m seeing so many good reviews..

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