What I’m Reading Now (2/4/19)

February 4, 2019 It's Monday! What are you reading? 15

Even though Pat Conroy is no longer with us and I don’t have any of his work left to read for the first time, I can read about Conroy and I seem to be doing a lot of that lately! And, it’s almost as good as reading Conroy’s own words.

I also was recently a guest on The Lisa Clark Valentine radio show talking about 2019 books and how to achieve your reading goals. Listen here if you’re interested!


Episode 5 of the Sarah’s Book Shelves Live podcast came out last week! Renee of It’s Book Talk shared her mystery/ thriller book recommendations!

Episode 6, featuring Tara from Running N Reading is coming on Wednesday!

New on the Blog

  • Book of the Month February picks are due on Wednesday…I’ve got commentary on all the picks and am choosing 2 for myself this month!
  • 2019 Rock Your Reading Tracker – I used my “Rock Your Reading Tracker” this year to track all my reading stats in real time and figure out who my best recommendation sources are…and, my reading QUALITY improved 42% from last year! The new and improved 2019 tracker is now available for $14.99…get more details here!

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February Book of the Month selections are here! And, for the first time in awhile, I love these picks! I’ve read the beginning of one and am loving it so far (and it comes highly recommended from 2 trusted recommendation sources @georgiahunter @novelvisits)! And, a second one wasn’t on my radar at all, but the Goodreads reviews are so outstanding that I’m now super interested! Check out my blog post for my picks… _ I’ve got commentary on all the selections (including my personal thoughts on the one I’ve read) AND my ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB JUDGES to help you choose the right book for your reading taste. LINKS IN PROFILE #affiliate _ What will you choose as your BOTM February selection? * * * * * * #bookofthemonth #bookofthemonthclub #botm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookgram #amreading #bookworms #instabooks #instabook #booktalk #booklovers #booklover #bibliophile #biblio #bookaddict #bookaddiction #igreads #booksofinstagram #badassbookbabes @bookofthemonth

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I finished reading…

Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls


The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girlsby Anissa Gray (February 19, 2019)
I liked it…but, I think it suffered from my incredibly high expectations. Mini review to come.
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I’m currently reading…

Age of Light, Our Prince of Scribes


The Age of Lightby Whitney Scharer (February 5, 2019)
I’m about halfway through this debut historical fiction about the real-life relationship between model Lee Miller and artist Man Ray and I’m loving it so far! It’s transporting me to 1930’s Paris and I’m engrossed in their love affair.
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Our Prince of Scribesedited by Nicole A. Seitz (September 15, 2018)
I’m slowly working my way through this collection of essays by friends, family, and fellow authors remembering Pat Conroy, my all-time favorite author. I read one essay every night and I just love hearing as much as I can about him. Plus, it’s a nice, comforting way to end the day. I’m now about 70% through! Should be done by next week.
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Upcoming reading plans…

Lost Prince by Michael Mewshaw


The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroyby Michael Mewshaw (February 26, 2019)
The true story of Mewshaw’s friendship with Pat Conroy…then their subsequent falling out and reconciliation. I talked about this book on my Winter 2019 Book Preview podcast and am a little nervous to read it just because I don’t want my image of him to be tainted!

was reading…

One Year Ago: I read a slow burn thriller that I loved!

Two Years Ago: I read a hugely popular family story that was one of my favorite books of 2017.

How was your reading week?

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15 Responses to “What I’m Reading Now (2/4/19)”

  1. Susie | Novel Visits

    I’m a little disappointed to hear about Ravenous Girls. It’s another that I may listen to on audio. What do you think?

    Glad you’re still liking The Age of Light. My review will be tomorrow, and I talk about wanting a sequel. Her WWII years story would make a great follow up.

    • Sarah Dickinson

      I think Care and Feeding would be tough on audio…a quieter book and certainly not light. It doesn’t sound like the kind of fiction you like on audio.

      I’m almost done with age of Light and it’s great! So glad to find a historical fiction I actually like!

  2. Wendy

    I never got into Pat Conroy but so many people do!

    I’m reading An Anonymous Girl, which grabbed me immediately. That’s always a good sign. Freefall is in my library account too, so that will be next.

  3. Kathy Martin

    I don’t think I’ve ever read anything by Pat Conroy. You must enjoy his work if you are now reading about his life. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    • Sarah Dickinson

      He’s my all-time favorite author! There are very few authors whose lives I’d want to read multiple books about..

  4. Tina

    I hate when my expectations are too high going in to a book. Occupational hazard I suppose 🙂 Cant wait for my copy of The Age of Light to get here!

    • Sarah Dickinson

      Oh yeah – definitely an occupational hazard! But, also a bit diminished for us because we’re probably reading early and therefore beating the hype for some books?

  5. renee

    I’m reading my first Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides, so far I’m liking it! Just picked up The Age of Light at the library today so I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying it. Historical fiction is tricky for me but I’m excited about Age of Light

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