What I’m Reading Now (5/20/19)

May 20, 2019 It's Monday! What are you reading? 14

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I think I’ve broken out of my reading slump (thank you, Blake Crouch!) and I’ve also finished vetting books for my 2019 Summer Reading Guide (it’s coming out tomorrow!!). So, I’ll be doing more free range reading now that I’m not vetting books for the Guide.

That being said, I will be adding books to the Summer Reading Guide until August if I find any that are a good fit!

Podcast

Episode 19, the Summer 2019 Book Preview with Catherine from Gilmore Guide to Books aired last week!

Episode 20, Top 10 All-Time Favorite Summer Reads with Susie of Novel Visits, will air on Wednesday!

New on the Blog

  • My Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2019…8 books I’m excited about coming out in June and July (and some of them were not shared on the Summer Preview podcast episode).
  • May 2019 Books to Read (and Skip)…mini reviews of my May releases (including my favorite May release).
  • 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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I finished reading…

 

Recursion by Blake Crouch

 

Recursion by Blake Crouch (June 11, 2019)
I really liked this one! It’s mind bending and super interesting to think about. It also reads like a save-the-world action thriller. If you liked Dark Matter, you’ll like this one too. Mini Review coming.
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I’m currently reading…

 

Lifelines by Heidi Diehl

 

Lifelines by Heidi Diehl (June 18, 2019)
This debut novel isn’t blowing me away (I’m 70% through), but I like it well enough. The writing style is similar to Mary Beth Keane’s in Ask Again, Yes and it’s a dual timeline family drama.
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I tried, but wasn’t feeling…

Montauk by Nicola Harrison

 

Montauk by Nicola Harrison (June 4, 2019)
DNF at 6%
Lots of ladies doing Junior League type things in Montauk. Not my scene.
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Upcoming reading plans…

Places and Names by Elliot Ackerman

 

Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning by Elliot Ackerman (June 11, 2019)
Ackerman’s novel Waiting for Eden was my #1 book of last year, so I’m looking forward to seeing how he handles war through nonfiction.
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14 Responses to “What I’m Reading Now (5/20/19)”

  1. Susan

    Recursion is getting a lot of buzz! I am glad you liked it. Recursion made Modern Mrs. Darcy’s summer reading list too. Can’t wait to read your summer reading recommendations. I chose 8 books from Mrs. Darcy’s list and Recursion was on it looking forward to reading it.

  2. Susie | Novel Visits

    I have to say that I’m surprised you even considered Montauk. It just doesn’t look like your kind of book.

    Glad to hear Recursion worked. I’ll probably read Places and Names right after that one.

    Looking forward to the podcast on Wed.

    • Sarah Dickinson

      Ha – you’re so right and I think I was sucked in by the Montauk setting. Gets me every time 🙂

  3. Claire

    I want to read Dark Matter….been hearing good things about Recursion. Montauk does not look like my kind of book….I am also reading The Silent Patient. About halfway through and really liking it!

  4. Kathy Martin

    I still haven’t read Dark Matter. I should add it to my next reading calendar. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    • Sarah Dickinson

      Awh – thank you! I’d read Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake if you haven’t yet for Quindlen.

  5. Rachel @ Never Enough Novels

    Looking forward to seeing what you pick for your Summer Reading Guide! I just posted mine focused on “chick lit” (a genre title that I detest but that I love reading). It’s so much fun curating these lists.

  6. Jan

    Sarah, I’ll be interested in your thoughts on Places and Names. I just finished it and while It won’t be for everyone, once I slowed down and appreciated what he was telling his readers I ended up enjoying it. It’s VERY different than Waiting For Eden!

    • Sarah Dickinson

      So….I DNF’d it. I thought it was well done and I was interested at times, but it was too much war details for me. I liked that Eden was more personal impacts of the war and not dealing with the actual war. I agree it will be for some people more interested in that, but wasn’t for me.

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