What I’m Reading Now (6/22/20)

what I'm reading now


Last week was the first week my kids were able to attend camp (small, outdoor camps)…and it was great for all of us. They do so much better when they’re able to get out of the house for part of the day and I do better when I have some time to work uninterrupted. Win, win.


On the reading front, I’m almost done with July releases and I’ve been fitting in some free range reading as well. 


A full length episode featuring my Favorite Books by Black Authors aired last week (Wednesday, June 17).

A full length episode about all things book marketing featuring Morgan Hoit (Associate Marketing Manager, @nycbookgirl) is coming this week (Wednesday, June 17).

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I finished reading…

what I'm reading now


Running by Natalia Sylvester (July 14, 2020)
I really enjoyed this YA novel about a Cuban-American teenager living in Miami whose Dad is running in the Republican Primary for President. It’s incredibly timely and it doesn’t feel overly YA (a positive for me!). Mini review to come. 
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The Loyalties by Delphine de Vigan (July 21, 2020)
This short book was…odd. I liked parts and the premise was interesting, but it felt unfinished. Mini review to come.
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I’m currently reading…

Saving Ruby King


Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West (June 16, 2020)
I’m about 60% through this debut novel about a young black girl living on Chicago’s South Side dealing with family secrets and tremendous loss and it is EXCELLENT! I’m glad I’m sneaking it in right now because, unless something goes off the rails in the last 40%, it will absolutely make my Best Books of 2020 (So Far) list! 
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Upcoming reading plans…

Kings County


Kings County by David Goodwillie (July 28, 2020)
This novel about star-crossed lovers in Brooklyn comes from one of my new favorite imprints (Avid Reader Press, the same one who brought us The Only Plane in the Sky).
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How was your reading week?

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  1. Tina wrote:

    Yay! I LOVED Ruby King. It’ll be on my best, too.

    Posted 6.22.20 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      You are who I first heard about it from, so THANK YOU!!

      Posted 6.22.20 Reply
  2. I have been eyeing Saving Ruby King. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your week.

    Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

    Posted 6.22.20 Reply
  3. I’m loving Saving Ruby King, too. I have about 100 pages left and plan on finishing it today. It’s been hard to put down. Hearing from the church was a smart literary trick!

    I’ve not even heard of Kings County, so will be looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Enjoy that time to yourself!

    Posted 6.22.20 Reply
  4. Kathy Martin wrote:

    I still have a few July releases to read but am listening to a series on audio that is filling all my time. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    Posted 6.22.20 Reply
  5. Okay Saving Ruby King is going on my reading list and now I want to read Running as well. Good to hear there has been a little camp time!

    Posted 6.22.20 Reply
  6. I’m glad you liked Running. I’m going to be reading that one too. Have a good week!

    Posted 6.22.20 Reply

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