What I’m Reading Now (5/18/20)

what I'm reading now


Whew! Last week was a busy one! My 2020 Summer Reading Guide came out on Tuesday and then I recorded 2 fun podcast episodes (one with Kimberly McCreight and the Summer 2020 Book Preview with Catherine from Gilmore Guide). I was focused on all this, so I didn’t get a ton of reading done.

But, the weather was amazing, so we did manage to get outside a ton and that helped my mental state immensely!


Mini Episode 58…the companion podcast episode to my 2020 Summer Reading Guide…focusing more on backlist books…featuring Susie from Novel Visits.

And, a mini episode featuring Alyssa Hertzig (@alyssahertzig, @alyssaisbooked) will air this Wednesday.

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I finished reading…

what I'm reading now


The Girls of Corona del Mar by Rufi Thorpe (July 8, 2014)
I really liked Thorpe’s debut novel, but not quite as much as The Knockout Queen (my review)…but that was a super high bar. It’s a similar style to The Knockout Queen (just the right amount of weirdness + some sadness). Mini review coming.
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Conviction by Denise Mina (June 25, 2019)
This Reese Book Club pick from last year was all over the place! I loved that the story centers around a true crime podcast, but it was messy and uneven. I was totally in on some parts and completely out on others. And, the ending felt abrupt and not fully explained. I like the potential of this concept, but I don’t think it was executed well in this case.
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I’m currently reading…

What's Left of Me is Yours


What’s Left of Me is Yours by Stephanie Scott (June 23, 2020)
You’ll hear more about this literary novel centered around a crazy Japanese phenomenon that I was totally unaware of in next week’s Summer 2020 Book Preview podcast episode (Catherine of Gilmore Guide shares it and she put it on my radar). I’m only 5% in so far, so I don’t have much to share, but I was delighted to find it has short chapters!
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Upcoming reading plans…

Unless a library hold comes in…

I Keep My Worries in my Teeth


I Keep My Worries in My Teeth by Anna Cox (June 23, 2020)
This debut novel about 3 women rebuilding their lives after an accident at the local pencil factory came unsolicited from the publisher. I know know nothing else about it, so it’s a bit of a risk, but it’s also under 200 pages.
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  1. Beth F wrote:

    I’m mostly about escape reading these days. I have the Mina book, but the mixed reviews have me hesitating.

    Posted 5.18.20 Reply
  2. Amy Sachs wrote:

    I ordered both of Rufi Thorpe’s other books after finishing The Knockout Queen this week! I’m glad you enjoyed this one!

    Posted 5.18.20 Reply
  3. Kathy Martin wrote:

    Interesting looking assortment of books. All of them are new to me. I hope you enjoy I Keep My Worries in My Teeth. It certainly has an intriguing title! Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    Posted 5.18.20 Reply
  4. Tina wrote:

    I loved The Knockout Queen SO MUCH. Definite 5 stars from me! I think she might be one of those rare authors where I do actually try her backlist.

    Posted 5.18.20 Reply
  5. What’s Left Of Me Is Yours sounds excellent. I’ve been outside a bunch too. I’m so thankful to have a backyard right now. I hope you have a good week.

    Posted 5.18.20 Reply
  6. Other than The Girls from Corona del Mar, I haven’t heard of any of your books this week. Looking forward to hearing more about What’s Left of Me is Yours on next week’s podcast. Have a good week, Sarah!

    Posted 5.18.20 Reply
  7. Anne Simonot wrote:

    Have to agree with all your thoughts on Conviction.

    Posted 5.20.20 Reply

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