What I’m Reading Now (5/13/19)

May 13, 2019 It's Monday! What are you reading? 17

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I think I’ve officially been in a reading slump. But, I also think I could be reading the book that will pull me out of it right now.

On the bright side, I actually got to enjoy a long, rainy afternoon in bed with a book yesterday as my Mother’s Day gift! I haven’t done that in ages and it was wonderful!


Episode 18, featuring Allison from the Mind Joggle book blog talking about books about motherhood, aired last week!

Episode 19, the Summer 2019 Book Preview with Catherine from Gilmore Guide to books will air on Wednesday!

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I finished reading…

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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (February 5, 2019)
So, I was thinking this psychological thriller was fairly average up until the end…and I can’t decide if the ending was outlandish (there was one pretty big coincidence) or kind of brilliant. This will affect my rating and I’m not really sure where I’ll land yet.
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Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting by Anna Quindlen (April 23, 2019) – AUDIOBOOK
Well, I listened to this one a couple weeks too late because it would’ve made a perfect mother’s day gift for grandmother’s! You’ll still see it on my Holiday Gift Guide come December, though…
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I’m currently reading…

Recursion by Blake Crouch


Recursion by Blake Crouch (June 11, 2019)
I loved Crouch’s Dark Matter, so had been looking forward to Crouch’s next sci-fi thriller about memory even though it’s not my usual genre. I’m about 60% through and it’s mind bending and sometimes makes my brain hurt, also super interesting to think about. It also reads like a save-the-world action thriller.
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I tried, but wasn’t feeling…

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner


Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner (June 11, 2019)
DNF at 7%
I really thought I would love what people had been saying was Weiner’s most ambitious novel yet, but I was bored and there were some moral lessons that felt like after-school specials to me. I know 7% doesn’t seem like much, but this is a 500 page book.

Upcoming reading plans…

I’m honestly not sure. I’ll probably try to find one more book for my Summer Reading Guide, which means lots of sampling and probably some DNF’s. I think I’ll start with one of these…

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17 Responses to “What I’m Reading Now (5/13/19)”

  1. Beth F

    I’m curious about Montauk — it’s on my list, but I haven’t been able to squeeze out much reading time lately. Maybe over the summer????

  2. Susan

    I finished two books last week. One book was a debut, and its going to be a series. “Save Me From Dangerous Men” by SA Lelchuck was pretty good for a new author it had some issues so I gave it three stars but I would read more from this author. My second book was “Drawing Home” by Jamie Brenner. Two of the main characters were unlikable but I kept turning the pages to see what happened next so it drew me in so I ended up giving it four stars. Now I am waiting for more of my library holds to come in.

  3. Tina

    I hear you about The Silent Patient. But I loved how it came together so I forgave the coincidence 🙂

  4. Susie | Novel Visits

    I just finished a sci-fi type book that I really liked, Vessel, so that makes me even more excited to get to Recursion. It seems a lot of sort of “different” books are working for me this year.

    The three you have at the end I haven’t even heard of, so will keep an eye out for your thoughts.

  5. Kathy Martin

    I have Dark Matter on TBR mountain but haven’t started it yet. I set aside a couple of books this week. One is a DNF but the other is going to be attempted at a later time. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  6. diane

    I loved The Silent Patient and Nanaville- so many great books out now it seems.

  7. Brynne Monier

    I’ve had Recursion on my TBR list for quite a while now. Can’t wait til it comes out!! I loved Dark Matter.

  8. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I am hoping to enjoy the new Jennifer Weiner, especially since it’s up next on my NetGalley stack. We’ll see. Thanks for sharing, and have a great week.

  9. Lissa

    I’m super jealous you’re reading Recursion! I love Blake Crouch’s book and have been looking forward to this for ages!! Also, I did not like the Silent Patient, thought it was fairly predictable…such a disappointment for me since it got such rave reviews!

  10. Claire Taylor

    Loved the podcast episode with Allison from Mind Joggle. I found myself going “me too” pretty much the entire time. The Silent Patient is next up on my TBR…..

  11. Debra

    I also found The Silent Patient a snoozer after so much hype. Is it just me? I have a lot of DNF books so far this year. Characters not compelling, or the books just need editing or books need more work.

  12. Britany Arnold

    Bummer about Mrs. Everything- just got it on NetGalley. I’ll give it a shot, but I love your opinions on these. Looking forward to the next update. Thanks Sarah!

    • Sarah Dickinson

      Thank you! I know some others who loved it, so for sure give it a shot.

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