What I’m Reading Now (4/29/19)

I’m knee deep in vetting the last books on my list for my 2019 Summer Reading Guide (coming on May 21)! That means lots of DNF’s, quick sampling (I’m always really quick to DNF if something’s not working for me this time of year), and skipping around with publication dates. I’m now looking at mostly June releases.


Episode 16, featuring Meredith Monday Schwartz and Kaytee Cobb of the Currently Reading Podcast, aired last week! This one is a great one!

Episode 17, featuring Jaclyn and Rachael of The Pingel Sisters book blog, is coming on Wednesday.

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I finished reading…

Ask Again Yes and Save Me the Plums


Ask Again, Yesby Mary Beth Keane (May 28, 2019)
Another 5 star character-driven novel I couldn’t put down! This one is a family drama involving two families. Mini review coming.
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Save Me the Plumsby Ruth Reichl (April 2, 2019) – AUDIOBOOK
This memoir by long-time restaurant critic and Editor-in-Chief of Gourmet Magazine is a look behind-the-scenes of Gourmet during a time when they were trying to re-vamp the magazine. I love behind-the-scenes of business stories and I loved this one. Narrated by Reichl herself, it’s fantastic on audio.
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I’m currently reading…

Body in Question by Jill Ciment


The Body in Question by Jill Ciment (June 11, 2019)
Annie Jones loved this courtroom drama told through the perspective of a murder trial’s jurors…and I’m 25% in and really liking it so far. I’m a sucker for courtroom dramas and this one is unique. It’s also super short, so I’ll be interested to see how they cover everything in under 200 pages.
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Upcoming reading plans…

Golden Child by Claire Adam


Golden Child by Claire Adam (January 29, 2019)
Kelly from The Well-Read Runner shared this as one of her new books she loved on Episode 10 of the podcast and my library hold finally came in. It’s the explosive story of a family set in Trinidad and it’s one of those books I’m going to try, but abandon quickly if it’s not working for me.

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  1. I’m so excited to read Ask Again, Yes, but am forcing myself to hold off for a bit while I get through some of my earlier May books. I’d also been thinking of trying the Ruth Reichl book, so nice to know it worked well for you.

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  2. Claire wrote:

    I also really loved the audio of Save the Plums and did a review (and tried one of her recipes!)….see below for link. So happy to have found your blog and your great podcast. Met up with some other bookstagrammers recently IRL and a few of us were chatting about how great your podcast chats are!!


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  3. I’m looking forward to your Summer Reading Guide… seems I always find a gem or two there. Also, not sure I’ve mentioned it, but your podcast is excellent!

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  4. I am really intrigued by The Boy In Question. So glad you like it as I’ve had my eye on it! Don’t give up on Golden Child too quickly. It gets really good at the end.

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  5. All your books are new to me. Have a good week.

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  6. I just added Ask Again, Yes to my list. And The Body in Question looks like a must-read. Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  7. I’m reading Ask Again, Yes in May–I’ve been looking forward to it and am so glad to hear that it’s a great read! Like Susie, I need to get through some others first.

    The Body in Question sounds intriguing–I hadn’t heard of it!

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  8. I have Ask Again, Yes coming up.

    Have a great reading week:)

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  9. Beth F wrote:

    I’ve been saving the Reichl book for this summer when I’m less busy … I had planned on listening, so I’m glad the audio was good.

    Posted 4.30.19 Reply
  10. Jan wrote:

    I really enjoyed the audio of Save Me the Plums and I also have the other two books for review! Looking forward to both!

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  11. I have a physical copy of Save Me the Plums and I’m excited to get to it! I love the idea of author-narrated memoirs, but I’m not fitting in audiobooks right now, so I’ll probably just commit to the copy I have 🙂

    Posted 5.12.19 Reply

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